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3 Things Your New Urgent Care Center Should Invest In

by Luke Gregory

Are you wondering how you can make your new urgent care center more successful? Here are a few things you should consider investing in:

Entertainment Items

Nowadays, people have a lot of options when it comes to taking care of their health. When deciding whether to go back to a medical center of any kind, they will consider not only the quality of healthcare they receive but also their experience while waiting to be seen by a medical professional. So you need to make sure that your waiting room is clean, comfortable, and full of entertainment that will keep patients busy until their names are called to be seen.

Install a flat-screen television on the wall so patients can watch the local news or children can watch cartoons. Place a small table and chair set in the corner of the waiting room and install a shelf full of toys nearby. Install a rack full of magazines on a center wall. And consider creating a lending book library for adults to take advantage of.

A Security Team

You should also invest in a security team to help make your patients feel safe whenever they visit your urgent care center. Patients will already feel vulnerable due to the illnesses or injuries they are suffering from when they show up at your facility. If a security guard is on duty, they'll feel more at ease when putting their health in your hands.

In addition to making sure a security guard is always on duty, you should install security cameras and a security station at the welcome center where all visitors should check-in as they arrive. The security measures you take will help limit your liability and could even help decrease your facility's insurance rates as time goes on.

A Portable X-Ray Machine

Another important thing that your new urgent care center should invest in is a portable X-ray machine. Portable X-ray machines don't take up nearly as much space as stationary options, so you don't have to dedicate an entire room to your machine. You'll be able to actually move the X-ray machine in to exam rooms where patients are waiting and X-ray them right there which will save your staff some time and your patients some frustration.  

Having an X-ray machine handy will help you expand your services so you can reach more patients in the community. And if you decide to open more urgent care centers in the future, they can all share the same portable X-ray machine so you don't have to spend thousands of dollars outfitting each facility. You'll save money on upfront costs over buying a full-size machine too.

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