Urgent Care Provider NextCare to Offer Flu Shots and Convenient Electronic Check-in at Immediate Care Clinic Locations

October 24, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Mesa, AZ - October 24, 2007 – Immediate care clinic NextCare (www.nextcare.com) has announced that it will provide flu shots this fall at its Arizona, Colorado, Georgia and North Carolina clinics for $25. The urgent care provider recommends that patients get their flu shots in October or November of this year, but they can still get vaccinated in December and later. Flu season can begin as early as October and last as late as May. Cutting down on wait time in lobbies and ensuring quick patient care, NextCare now offers Web check-in.

Each year, over 200,000 people are hospitalized and nearly 36,000 people die as a result of the flu, a respiratory infection caused by viruses. The best protection against the influenza virus is a flu shot. As one of the nation’s leading solutions for families and individuals in need of timely health care, NextCare offers flu shots in a comfortable and convenient environment.

This season, urgent care provider NextCare is also available to administer flu shots on site to businesses. Vaccines are $25 per person and an hourly fee applies. Contact Megan Lamy at mlamy@nextcare.com or 480-776-1607 for more information.

At NextCare, electronic check-in allows patients to register online for their urgent care visit and complete registration paperwork from the comfort of home. After completing Web check-in at www.nextcare.com, patients will receive a confirmation call and can make their way to the immediate care clinic.

Jenny from Mesa, Arizona explains the benefits of the urgent care provider’s Web check-in, "Our 5-year old woke up vomiting, with a 102-degree temperature. Our primary care doctor was unavailable, so I went online to www.nextcare.com where I was pleasantly surprised to see the Web check-in which supplied us with printable forms that we could fill out at home. Once we got to the immediate care clinic, we didn't wait long at all, and once we had been seen by a doctor, we were even able to get our prescriptions right there on site! This was by far the smoothest medical process we had ever experienced and we would use NextCare again in a second!"

Visit www.nextcare.com to find an immediate care clinic near you to get your flu shot or to take advantage of Web check-in.

About NextCare Urgent Care
Urgent care provider NextCare (http://www.nextcare.com/) is the world’s largest privately owned provider of urgent care and occupational medical services, known for bringing together service-driven healthcare and innovative medical technology to the delivery of medicine. NextCare operates 27 urgent care facilities among Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina and Georgia.