8 Tips for Urgent Care Clinics to Optimize Revenue & Remain Profitable

MONTE SANDLER | September 25, 2019

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With the onset coming early and strong, emergency departments, primary care physicians, and urgent care clinics all over the country were overrun with patients waiting in line to see a doctor. While this had a negative impact on a large portion of the U.S. population, anyone involved in the on-demand healthcare space knows that the flu season and resulting increase in patient volume tends to feed the business for the remainder of the year. While other services like back-to-school physicals, strep throat, and seasonal allergies are important, nothing can make or break the success of an urgent care clinic quite like a banner flu season. The bad news is forecasting for flu season is extremely difficult. Clinics may believe it will be long and robust, but at the same time, it could very well be short-lived and uneventful. While clinics wish illness on no one, the length and severity of the flu season will drive many business decisions throughout the year. The big question for many who are new to running and operating an urgent care clinic is how to continue being profitable during a slow flu season in a very competitive market.

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