Convenience has always been the hallmark of the urgent care experience. A patient who wakes up feeling unwell doesn’t want to wait a few days to see their primary care provider—especially if they have something that requires medication. And the best way to sort that out quickly is with a rapid test.
Patients certainly understand that, as the number of rapid tests performed in urgent care centers continues to grow.
Interestingly, while the total keeps climbing, the proportion of patients who have a particular rapid test done remains pretty consistent. Check out the graph below for more details.