Offering treatment ranging from the level of your basic urgent care to just below that of a hospital ER, we can take care of almost everything health-related for you and your family.
Small things like scrapes and bruises can be treated at home, and life-threatening conditions like heart attacks need to be taken care of at a hospital ER. For everything in between there is Exer – More Than Urgent Care. As long as your condition or illness is non life-threatening, we can help you get the care you need quickly and conveniently but without the cost of a hospital ER. Our centers are equipped with digital x-ray, a diagnostic laboratory, splinting & laceration rooms, IV capabilities and more. We also work closely with the best local imaging centers for MRI and CAT scan imaging when you need it.
At Exer we treat patients of all ages for coughs & colds, broken bones, asthma attacks, lacerations in need of stitches, intravenous antibiotics and more, offering you a one-stop option for time sensitive care. We understand how valuable your time is, and with no appointment necessary, a focus on compassionate care and an ER doctor always on-site you can take comfort in knowing that great care will always be there when you need it. We want you to leave our centers on the mend, but even better is when you also leave feeling good!
When it comes to handling your health efficiently, Exer has you covered.
Why Not Go To A Regular Urgent Care?
- Expertise: Most urgent care clinics don’t have a board certified emergency medicine physician on staff. The typical doctors in most urgent cares are from other specialties so they’re not entirely equipped to handle even some of the most common patient concerns. Also, a lot of urgent cares don’t have a physician on-site at all.
- Resources: Exer centers are built from the ground up with our proprietary patient flow systems and technology in mind before a hammer hits the first nail. On the other hand, many traditional urgent care clinics get the “doc in a box” label on them because they literally consist of a medical practitioner who moved into an empty space in a strip mall. This may be fine if you’re already healthy and going in for a basic checkup, but anything beyond that and they’re extremely limited in how they can help you.
- Business Model: Why should you care about the business model? Because in this case it affects you directly. Not all, but many urgent cares are set up to essentially prescribe as many antibiotics as possible, whether the patients need them or not. They do this because it’s an easy way to consistently make money, but it often doesn’t actually help you and may even hurt you. It’s reasons like this that many urgent care centers are referred to as “urgent scares”.
The only things Exer centers and traditional urgent care clinics have in common are short wait times and reasonable costs. Outside of that they’re very different. Why should you get inferior service and treatment at a typical urgent care when you can have the best of both for the same cost at Exer?
Why Not Go To A Hospital Emergency Room?
- Cost: You’ve seen the news stories where an aspirin at the hospital costs $30. How crazy is that? When you’re treated in a hospital, you end up paying part of the costs that it takes to run the entire hospital. So $29.97 of that $30 aspirin is paying for part of everyone else’s treatment. Makes sense if you’re getting a kidney transplant, but for the rest of us it’s a little outrageous.
- Wait Times: When was the last time you heard someone say, “I broke my arm at lunch and I was in and out of the emergency room in time for my son’s soccer practice”? At Exer this is an every day reality because we’re designed for efficiency and expertise, whereas the hospital ER is designed to handle every possible situation you can imagine and unfortunately that translates into very long waits for the rest of us.
- According to a recent study, 71% of ER visits are non life-threatening and can be treated at a more appropriate setting like an urgent care. (CDC, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey’s 2008 Emergency Department summary).
- Hospital ER visits are up 30% in the last 10 years (CDC, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey’s 2008 Emergency Department summary), and they’re not necessarily bringing on more doctors. This translates into yet even longer wait times and less personal attention.
When you go to the hospital with an issue that could be handled at an Exer center (almost anything non life-threatening) then you’re not only waiting longer and paying more, you’re actually clogging up the system that could otherwise be taking care of higher-need patients (heart attacks, gunshot wounds, etc). When you go to Exer instead, you’re not only helping yourself out but you’re helping our hospital system as well. It’s a win for everybody!
We have board certified ER doctors on staff and our centers are open 7 days a week, 12 hours a day* for your convenience. Why wait in a long line at the hospital ER for an impersonal experience and high bill when you can be seen immediately, affordably, and by someone who can give you individual attention at Exer?
* Please note Beverly Hills currently has shortened hours, see location page for details.