I work in an urgent care that is connected to our hospital. We see upwards to 120 people per day we are open 8am-8pm. The sad thing is that most of the cases we see are things that could wait until the next day for the PCP. We also get people who come in wanting a physical (sports, yearly, etc.) they are not seen in our UC due to the time that it takes to see these pt. It is not like they just found out today they need a sports physical and I am sorry but that is not what UC and Stat clinics were designed for. We help them make an appt. Urgent Care and Stat Care is being used like convenient care. I understand how frustrated the ER nurses are when they get chronic problems coming in that should be seen by their PCP. We do not get the chart and we do not know the patient like their PCP but they will come to us even when the PCP has openings. When we were kids and even when my kids were little we did not run to the doctor all the time. We gave our kids tylenol for a fever. People will come into the UC and tell the provider exactly what they want for meds be it antibiotic, pain med, etc. then they get mad because they may not get an antibiotic. We also have people who will come in 2 or 3 days in a row knowing that we do not have the same providers every day and if one didn't give them what they wanted then maybe the next one will. Some of the things that people come in for are just plain stupid stuff i.e. I woke up an hour ago and have a fever. No I did not take anything for it. I need such and such drug because the fever is not going away. To that we just think "You can't fix stupid"