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 Ridgefield, WA has a population of approximately 15,696 people. There is 1 urgent care center near Ridgefield, which gives it a ratio of 1 urgent care center per 15,696 residents or a ratio of 1 urgent care center per 5,672 households. There are 5,672 households in Ridgefield.