Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions page. Our goal is to answer the common questions that we are asked so that you are a well educated patient. We also want you to know what sets us apart from other urgent care centers. Have a question you don’t see an answer to? Give us a call today!
An immediate care center provides same day medical care for patients with minor illnesses and injuries that are not life threatening.
An immediate care is typically run by a private group and is able to offer more affordable pricing. Urgent cares are often managed by hospitals or healthcare corporations which means that they will be billing at a higher rate. This will affect most patients that that pay with cash or that have a high deductible insurance plan. Immediate cares can also provide primary care services without having to set up an appointment. Immediate cares provide all the services that urgent cares provide including on-site x-ray services.
Med-stop is another name for an urgent care and immediate care. The services rendered are essentially the same. One thing to be aware of is that Med-Stops are typically run by hospitals which means that you are going to be billed at a higher rate.
Emergency departments (also known as emergency rooms) are meant to treat more emergent problems. For example, chest pain could be a symptom of a heart attack and therefore you would be better off going to an emergency department. If you have a cough and runny nose, it would be appropriate to be evaluated at an immediate care center. Regardless of your situation, if you arrive at our immediate care, we will always see you and activate emergency services if you need to be transferred to an emergency department. We can also begin treating your symptoms while waiting for an ambulance.
We are so confident that you will have a great experience at Med Plus Immediate Care that we felt it was important for you to know who our competitors are in the Macon Georgia area. We are including immediate cares, walk-in clinics, urgent cares and emergency departments. Compare reviews on their google pages vs our google page. We may not have as many reviews but they are growing quickly:)
- Atrium Health Navicent Urgent Care North – 3400 Riverside Dr, Macon, GA 31210
- Atrium Health Navicent Urgent Care Northwest – 5925 Zebulon Rd, Macon, GA 31210
- Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet Macon Ingleside – 2410 Ingleside Ave, Macon, GA 31204
- CVS MinuteClinic – 6381 Zebulon Rd, Macon, GA 31220
- Walmart Health – 6020 Harrison Rd Suite B, Macon, GA 31206
- Your Doctors Immediate Care – Currently Closed
While most of our patients live in Macon-Bibb, we welcome patients living anywhere in Central/Middle Georgia. We are conveniently located on Thomaston Road in the Publix shopping center. Our clinic is easily accessible from the 475 (Exit 5). We are just a drive away from Lizella, Whispering Pines, Byron and Rutland.
The medical industry is one of the only industries that can provide care without knowing what you will be charged. Even if you have insurance, you should know what your costs will be. We recommend that you ask at the front desk for all prices.
Urgent care centers generally should not be used as a replacement for your primary physician. We are designed to provide patients with a convenient alternative when your primary care physician is unavailable. We recommend you follow up with your physician after your appointment with us.