Getting treatment for an injury or illness can be an enormous ordeal. Even getting out to the family doctor, to the emergency room or the urgent care center can be a great challenge as you cope with the fact that you are incapacitated by an injury or are suffering from the malaise of an illness. On top of that, you are often forced to jump through hoops to get the relief you are seeking. In many cases, your primary reason for going to the doctor in the first place is because you want to get a prescription for a medication that will relieve your pain or help you recover from your illness more quickly, but then you have to make an additional visit to the pharmacy to pick up the drugs.
At Total Access Urgent Care, we place the highest priority on customer service and making it as easy as possible for our patients to get the care they need quickly and conveniently. For this reason, we have an on-site pharmacy service with a broad and extensive formulary so that we can fill a wide variety of prescriptions. This means that when you come to us for urgent care services, you can most likely also pick up the medication we prescribe right in our office, thereby saving you an extra trip and giving you relief with a minimum of delay.
Most people who receive a prescription for painkillers or to treat an acute illness will only require the medication on a limited, short-term basis — just long enough to provide relief from symptoms or to give the body a boost in recovery. Others will find that they require their medication over a period of months or years. If you are taking prescription drugs, you are not alone: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 47.9 percent of all Americans use at least one prescription drug every month, 21.4 percent are on three or more drugs and 10.5 percent take five or more medications on a regular basis.