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Nurse Practitioners vs. Doctors…What’s The Difference?

Urgent care is a compelling and convenient alternative for millions of patients with urgent, but not emergent, illnesses and injuries. An urgent care visit is much more convenient than scheduling a primary care physician appointment or navigating a hospital system emergency department.
At First Care Clinics, we are fully equipped to handle your non-emergent ailments. Multiple exam rooms, on-site lab testing, and digital x-ray capabilities make it easy for us to diagnose and treat you as quickly as possible (the wait times at First Care Clinics are usually less than an hour). Moreover, visiting an urgent care clinic can also save you money – the average cost of a visit to a First Care Clinic ranges from $35-$100. Conversely, an ER visit could cost $1,900 or more depending on where you go and what services are performed — and that’s without being admitted to the hospital.
Found throughout Kentucky and Indiana, our urgent care clinics are open seven days a week, and no appointment is necessary to see one of our nurse practitioners. What all can your Nurse Practitioner do? We’re here to break it all down in order for you to feel confident in the fact that NPs are fully equipped to meet your urgent care need.

What Can My Nurse Practitioner Do? Infographic