A clinic is a health care facility that is primarily devoted to the care of outpatients. Clinics typically cover the primary health care needs of populations in local communities, as opposed to larger hospitals, which offer specialized treatments and admit inpatients for overnight stays. Clinics are often associated with a general medical practice, run by one or several general practitioners or practice managers.
Some clinics function as a place for people with injuries or illnesses to be seen by triage nurse or other health worker. In these clinics, the injury or illness may not be serious enough to warrant a visit to an emergency room, but the person can be moved to one if required. Treatment at these clinics is often less expensive than it would be at a hospital emergency room. These clinics sometimes have access to diagnostic equipment such as X-ray machines, especially if the clinic is part of a larger facility. Doctors at such clinics can often refer patients to specialists if the need arises.
At Highland Risk, we’re ready to help clinics meet the challenges of a constantly evolving medial environment. Our insurance services encompass innovative solutions for service providers in clinics. Please contact our professionals to discuss program availability at our Chicago office at 847-832-9100 or our Phoenix office at 847-832-9099.