Manchester Medical Group was establish in 1984 as a private medical practice focusing on personalized primary care and health promotion.
The Critical Need for an Urgent Care Center
The US is experiencing a major healthcare crisis. The American College of Emergency Physicians recently published that the majority of the nation’s emergency departments report they are operating “at or over” capacity. This creates a dangerous situation for patients and threatens the ability of emergency room providers to provide timely patient care. And if that weren’t bad enough, while we are seeing an increase in the number of patients visiting the ER, we are seeing a decrease in the number of ERs!
In the coming years, the ability to access a family physician will almost certainly worsen due to a shortage of primary care physicians. It is projected that, by 2020, there will be 45,000 too few primary care physicians. In addition, the US has a growing population of patients with a greater share of healthcare needs. The Center for Workforce Studies states that, “by 2025 the over 65 population will grow to 80 million, further taxing primary care resources.” Last but not least, the Affordable Care Act provides healthcare coverage for a new group of approximately 32 million individuals, thus increasing the number of patients with insurance AND the demand for primary care. Already, patients with a primary care doctor often wait over 6 days to see their doctor when they’re sick; imagine how much longer that will get when the entire nation has insurance!
Manchester Urgent Care was established to help patients by eliminating the long wait times and exorbitant medical bills that a visit to the ER will often produce, while also giving patients access to quick and efficient medical care without waiting for an appointment with their primary physician. We work with many insurance providers but also specialize in providing care and affordable pricing to the uninsured. Additionally, we offer a wide range of preventative care services and perform physical exams that may be necessary for school, work or summer camp. Bottom line: Our focus is on giving you quality urgent care in a comfortable setting at an affordable price!