Accidents and sudden illnesses seem to always occur late in the afternoon, or later at night, long after the doctor's office is closed. Chances are these injuries and illnesses will not be life threatening. Before, one would have to wait in the hospital emergency room for hours just to be seen for these minor non-life threatening injuries and or illnesses. Those emergency room visits and the long waiting are a thing of the past, thanks to Local Urgent Care Centers. These local Urgent Care Centers not only provide you with prompt care, but, free up the hospital emergency rooms allowing the staff to care for those who have major medical emergencies. Just about in every city you can find a Local Urgent Care Center that provides general family care, and they do not require any appointment. Typically the wait is short, and the care is prompt, personal, and pleasant. Most local Urgent Care Centers are owned and operated by major hospitals, while some are independently owned by a physician, or group of physicians. Local Urgent Care Centers accept most insurances, Workers Compensation, as well as cash paying patients. These Local Urgent Care Centers operating hours are later in the afternoon and stay open as late 10PM Some have longer hours from 10AM until 10PM. Generally, the Local Urgent Care Centers are open 7 days a week, and, are open on the holidays as well, to care for patients. The Local Urgent Care Centers are staffed with board certified physicians, which will be an MD or a DO, as well as registered nurses. They are also equipped medical equipment to aid in a fast diagnosis, such as x-ray machines, and EKG machines. The types of treatments they offer are Minor Emergencies, Common Illnesses, Work or Sport Injuries, and can do Physicals for School Sports and Employment.