If your Urgent Care doctor feels like your medical problem needs the immediate attention by a specialist or by an emergency room, he will provide you with an immediate referral for those services.
Urgent care has become an important component of healthcare delivery in the United States. Urgent care is the delivery of medical care in a clinic dedicated to the delivery of medical care outside of a hospital emergency department, usually on an unscheduled, walk-in basis. Urgent care centers generally treat individuals who have an injury or illness that requires immediate medical attention but is not serious enough to warrant a visit to a hospital emergency room. To see a list of medical issues commonly treated by Urgent Care physicians, please visit Tarzana Medical Urgent “Why Urgent Care” page.