Urgent care centers typically provide after hour access for walk-in patients tending to acute illness and injury care. The injuries are often beyond the scope or time availability of the primary care provider.
An urgent care center should be expected to provide instant care for acute, non-life threatening illness and injury. Urgent care centers are not equivalent to emergency departments, but do help in reserving the nation's emergency room resources for the most critical conditions.
The area of Thatcher, AZ has a population of approximately 18,654 people. There is 1 urgent care center near Thatcher, which gives it a ratio of 1 urgent care center per 18,654 residents or a ratio of 1 urgent care center per 6,138 households. There are 6,138 households in Thatcher.