Q: What are the advantages of using Sierra Medical Group (SMG) Urgent Care versus a hospital emergency room?

A: SMG Urgent Care is the right alternative to an emergency room for medical problems that are not life threatening but need immediate attention. Urgent care centers typically offer shorter wait times, access to follow-up care and lower prices than an emergency room. Typically, if you have out-of-pocket expenses for urgent care, in most cases they will be less than out-of-pocket expenses for emergency care. There is no appointment necessary.