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Benefits of Orthopedic Urgent Care

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Benefits of Orthopedic Urgent Care

Reasons to Head to an Orthopedic Urgent Care Clinic

Whether you’ve sustained a sporting injury or had an accident at work, orthopedic emergencies can happen when you least expect them. When suffering from an injury affecting your musculoskeletal health, you have many options when it comes to seeking immediate care. However, heading straight to a specialist can help you recover faster.

The orthopedic health experts at Fox Valley Orthopedics are here to outline some of the advantages of heading to an orthopedic urgent care clinic over other immediate care options.

Receive Specialty Care Right Away

Many people find themselves heading to the emergency room or a general urgent care clinic following an injury. While these immediate care options can be helpful when addressing an array of injuries, illnesses, and other ailments—they’re not always the best option when it comes to your orthopedic health.

More often than not, hospitals and general urgent care facilities are only able to help with your immediate care needs and will refer you to an orthopedic specialist for a follow-up appointment. Rather than waiting in the emergency room and paying a higher bill, heading straight to a specialist can get your needs addressed faster without the need for a referral or a scheduled appointment at a later date, all at the cost of a regular physician visit.

Receive Onsite Services

While heading to an emergency room or general urgent care clinic for an orthopedic health issue can include X-rays and a general diagnosis, it is common to be referred to an expert who specializes in diagnosing and treating orthopedic health issues. This is because complex issues may require more extensive testing and treatment.

When heading to an orthopedic urgent care clinic, facilities are typically equipped to handle the diagnostic testing and treatment all in one place. Fox Valley Orthopedics’s OrthoFirst™ clinic provides:

  • Digital X-rays
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Casting and bracing services

Insurers Treated

It is also important to note that not all general urgent care clinics are equipped to handle certain orthopedic injuries. At OrthoFirst™, we diagnose and treat a full range of orthopedic and sports-related injuries for patients of all ages. These injuries include:

  • Fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Muscle/joint pain
  • Sprains/strains
  • Dislocations
  • Work injuries

Please keep in mind that work-related injuries need to be pre-approved by your employer or insurance company before your appointment to ensure that your care is eligible for coverage to avoid having to self-pay.

Save Money Compared to Other Immediate Care Options

While many people are familiar with the idea that emergency room visits can be costly, so can general urgent care clinic visits. When visiting an orthopedic urgent care clinic, you can expect to pay a co-payment that is comparable to that of a regular doctor’s office visit rather than the higher co-payment of emergency medical care.

Major Insurances are Accepted

At Fox Valley Orthopedics’s OrthoFirst™ Orthopedic Urgent Care Clinic, we accept most major insurance plans, including:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Great West
  • HFN
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan/Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Principal
  • United Healthcare
  • Some HMO plans

Orthopedic Urgent Care in Fox Valley

When you experience an orthopedic injury, it is advised that you see a specialist right away rather than heading to the emergency room and waiting for a referral. At Fox Valley Orthopedics’s OrthoFirst™ Orthopedic Urgent Care Clinic, you can be seen by one of our orthopedic specialists on the same day as your injury.

We offer walk-in, same-day appointments through OrthoFirst at four locations, including our newest location at 1710 Randall Rd., Suite 140, Elgin, open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-8 pm, and Saturday 8:30 am-2 pm. Other locations include Geneva-North, open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-8 pm, and Saturday 8:30 am-2 pm, Geneva-South, open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm, and Elgin-Lin Lor, open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm.

Call (630) 584-1400 today for more information or to schedule your appointment.