Many urgent care centers have seen great success promoting their capabilities to care for young athletes, whether by offering sports physicals or letting it be known they’re able to evaluate and treat orthopedic injuries and concussions. While data on how many urgent care centers can perform electrocardiograms are scarce, offering heart tests for teenagers could be the next logical step forward, both in terms of establishing your business but also in uncovering potential life-threatening problems before they occur. Running an EKG would add little time to a sports physical, but the benefits to the patient are as significant as they are obvious. The added value to your practice would be that parents would get a close-up look at the range of services you’re able to provide, making it more likely they’ll think of you when any member of the family needs immediate care.
Heart Tests for Teens Could Bring in New Business—and Save Lives