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Urgent Care centers thrive


(CNN)--More Americans are skipping the long waits at the hospital Emergency Room and are using Urgent Care centers for their medical needs.

   Nearly three million patients go to Urgent Care centers each week.

   That's according to the Urgent Care Association of America.

    There are more than 92-hundred of the centers across the country. According to U-S-A Today, patients are attracted to the lower cost. Urgent Care fees are about half as much as those at the E-R.

    Still-some doctors' groups argue Urgent Care is not the same as having a regular physician who knows your medical history.

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