Without a doubt, primary care offers patients certain benefits when it comes to their health and well-being. Not only does it provide ready access to your physician, but it also serves as an entry point into the health care system and as a continuing focal point for all needed health care services.
However, access to prompt or immediate medical care is another matter. Consider this typical scenario: You or a loved one are feeling under the weather, so you call your primary care physician to schedule an appointment, only to find out they are fully booked for the next several days – if not weeks. Your alternatives are to wait it out and see your doctor based on their availability, visit an urgent care facility, or go to the ER. Not exactly the personalized care you may need.
According to a 2022 study conducted by AMN Healthcare and Merritt Hawkins, the average wait time for a primary care appointment was 18 days. There are several reasons why it’s so difficult to make a same-day medical appointment. For one thing, there is a nationwide shortage of primary care physicians and more people who need care. Also, health insurance reimbursements are driving physicians to overload their panels which, in turn, forces them to overbook their schedules.
For those living in the underserved communities of Washington, D.C., there is a solution that makes same-day access to quality healthcare more convenient: C3 Cares.
Concierge Care to the Rescue
Community Concierge Care (C3) was founded on the belief that everyone deserves timely access to convenient, quality healthcare. As such, C3 Cares offers same-day appointments and clinical services not only at its on-site wellness hub, but also at mobile pop-locations at public housing complexes in Wards 5, 6, 7, and 8. C3 Cares also offer after-hours telehealth visits for patients who cannot see a doctor during daytime clinic hours due to work or other commitments.
C3 Cares’ highly trained healthcare providers diagnose and treat a wide variety of acute and chronic medical conditions and provide an extensive range of healthcare services, including:
- COVID testing
- Healthcare screenings
- Wellness exams and physicals
- Chronic disease management
- STD (sexually transmitted disease) testing
- Women’s health
- Mobile Nurse
- Telehealth appointments
Each C3 Cares clinic is overseen by a nurse practitioner and staffed by an on-site public health nurse, as well as a community health worker. You can get all your primary care needs taken care of without having to jump through hoops or wait for days to see a doctor. C3 Cares also works to staff pop-up vaccination clinics throughout Washington, D.C. The practice uses a state-of-the-art electronic health platform by eClinicalWorks for its in-person, telehealth, and home visits – and continues to utilize appropriate digital applications for data collection and program evaluation.
Best of all, C3 Cares’ onsite wellness hubs make it easier for you and your loved ones to get the same-day primary care you need. That way, you can get better faster and return to your daily life and routine.
Same-Day Medical Appointments in Washington, D.C.
If you would like to know more about our same-day primary care services for residents of Washington, D.C., contact Community Concierge Care by calling (202) 888-6440 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.