The medical professionals at VIP Urgent Care offer state-of-the-art urgent care to their patients who may need immediate treatment but not necessarily an emergency room visit. The facility offers services to residents of the Tarzana, California area, as well as other neighboring communities.
Urgent care facilities offer care outside of normal business hours. They also provide immediate care when other options are not available or if the condition does not warrant a trip to the emergency room. Emergency rooms are often overcrowded, which results in long waiting lines. Patients who want to be treated in a timely fashion often choose urgent care centers because they are more convenient and offer most of the same services as an emergency room. Patients who experience an acute illness after business hours can go to an urgent care treatment center and receive a much quicker response as well as an accurate diagnosis.
For as much as an urgent care center offers, it does not handle life-threatening injuries/illnesses, hemorrhaging wounds, dismemberment, or severe burns. These types of injuries require a highly specialized trauma team to provide the type of care needed to save the person's life. If a person is in doubt about whether or not to choose an urgent care facility or an emergency room, err on the side of caution and choose the emergency room. This will save much needed time, especially if it turns out to be a life-threatening situation. If a person goes to an urgent care facility and the doctor determines that trauma care is needed, the patient will be transferred immediately.
The benefits of an urgent care facility include reduced wait time, longer hours, and increased availability. The physicians at an urgent care facility offer the same basic treatment options as a primary care provider. The main differences are longer hours and a wider selection of services. Urgent care facilities also have access to their own diagnostic labs and examination equipment, much like what is found in an emergency room. With the facility's extended hours, they offer patients options to the emergency room when no other primary care physicians are open. The doctors at an urgent care facility may have specific response training that can help in emergency situations that are not life-threatening.
At VIP Urgent Care, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
"Friendly receptionist, friendly nurse, friendly doctor. Explained to me exactly what was going on and why he prescribed what he did."
"I am so impressed with their staff and manner of care. Everyone there are so caring and understanding."
"This place is awesome, great doctor and staff. I will definitely come back here when I don't feel well."
"From the moment I stepped into the facility to the end, it was amazing. Every single person is caring, kind, detailed, patient."
"I went to VIP Urgent Care and I was treated immediately. Dr. Gapeleh was very thorough and performed a complete check up."