The thing about parenting is that it is an ever changing ride- you get on, strap yourself in, take every precaution possible and there are still no guarantees you won't be hanging upside down clinging to dear life praying to whatever power you believe in to keep you and your littles (or not so little children) safe. And despite your best prayers there will be so many instances where control over your children's well-being will be completely our of the scope of your control. And for any parent sending their child away to school or camp- you know that you will eventually have to adopt this kind of mindset- and the ability to give your child their wings ( even when all you want to do is clip them!)
My daughter just completed her junior year in high school and that means we are currently entrenched in researching State University of New York colleges and more importantly we will be taking a few trips upstate New York this summer and in early fall. We want to give her that college campus experience but want her to remain in state since her NY resident status will help defray the cost of college tuition.
Although I know we will be going on these New York State college tours for a few days, my baby girl will eventually be living on a SUNY campus. Some of the cities we will be visiting are Binghamton, Oneonta, Syracuse, Albany, Rochester and Buffalo. And regardless of which New York state campus she chooses ultimately she will need to access to everything and that includes getting medical care.
So you can imagine my sense of relief and comfort when I learned that New York State is home to several Five Star Urgent Care centers These centers provide quick, convenient care that helps get you back to life faster and most insurance is accepted. At a Five Star Urgent Care center my daughter will be able to resolve many medical issues from colds and flus to sprains and strains, injuries, illness, physicals and testing. And for a mom who can't be physically there to nurse my kid with a sore throat back to health- the next best thing is knowing that Five Star Urgent Care is there to help save the day – with little to no wait and no appointment necessary. In fact their list of services is incredibly comprehensive! Also during these summer months they treat bites and bruises, sun burns so they can take care of many problems if they arise on our summer college tour trips. And for those who need those physical forms filled out– they provide $30 Camp, Sports and School Physicals.
Bottom line; here are just a few reason why Five Star Urgent Care Gets this Mom's Seal of Approval:
For non-life-threatening illness or injury Five Star Urgent Care is a quick, convenient and cost effective alternative to visiting the ER or waiting to get into your physicians office.
As a walk-in facility, their friendly, professional staff can treat common, minor injuries and illnesses including bronchitis, sinusitis, allergies and sprains – with little to no wait and no appointment necessary.
Five Star also performs on-site X-rays, stitches and lab testing for added convenience.
Five Star Urgent coordinates with your insurance carrier for payments. And all of their urgent care locations treat patients with or without insurance.
While we are on our trip upstate and when my daughter is ultimately living there for college we feel comforted just knowing that Five Star Urgent Care is close by when and if she needs their services. Find them on Facebook and check out a location nearest you here: https://izea.it/atk8J7Y