Phoenix is known as a growing city that is starting to move beyond its title of being a place where only people go to retire. It is know a place that is starting to get a downtown and spurred by the existence of a couple of professional sports teams, the Arizona Cardinals and the Phoenix Suns, the entire metropolitan area is starting to get more of a youthful vibe going. Nevertheless, with all of this expansion, there is a need for quality healthcare to be available for all of the citizens. Considering the cost of healthcare and the necessity for accessibility, I think that it is fantastic that Phoenix has so many different urgent care options. Urgent care is a great way for people that do not have traditional healthcare plans to access great quality healthcare in a fast and easy manner. I know that here in Denver there are many different options as well. To illuminate just what all of the different urgent care centers can do for the citizens of Phoenix, I am going to tell the story of when my girlfriend had to go to urgent care up here in Denver. She had a cough for a good period of time that was causing her to be drowsy and quite uncomfortable. As a result, she tried many different kinds of homeopathic drugs, but none of them seemed to work. It had been a long period of time and eventually she decided that she should probably seek out some medical help. Although she does have insurance, her primary carriers are all in Oregon and as a result, she was not able to find anyone or any doctors in her network in Denver. Consequently, she went to an urgent care center that was able to take her in that day. The other great thing was that she went to an urgent care center on a Sunday afternoon which was great because most of the other options were not open. In doing so, she was able to get seen by a doctor within an hour of arriving at the clinic. They suggested a couple of different things that she could do to help her cough and prescribed her some steroids to help with the discomfort that was caused by coughing. I think that she was really happy that she was able to go there and get treatment so quickly. I know that in the past when I have gone to other places to see a doctor I find that I have waited a very long time. In doing a brief amount of research about the various urgent care clinics in Phoenix, it seems like that do a great job of getting to see their patients very quickly as well. I think that it’s excellent that you can have a network of these different places that are able to see patients very quickly and without too much worry on their part. It’s also great because many of these places are very affordable.