Created to provide patients with same day care for orthopaedic injuries, IBJI’s OrthoAccess clinics provide access to bone and joint specialists who treat everything from sprains and strains to simple fractures and sports injuries. Effective immediately, IBJI’s OrthoAccess clinic in Bannockburn will provide same day care from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.
IBJI rolled out the first of its walk-in clinics six years ago. Since then, IBJI has added multiple locations and seen consumer demand skyrocket. In 2014, IBJI’s OrthoAccess clinics saw more than 10,000 patients. Designed as an alternative to the emergency room, OrthoAccess provides faster, more affordable care. Patients appreciate the fact that OrthoAccess offers a much shorter wait time than emergency rooms. Since OrthoAccess facilities are staffed by orthopaedic specialists, patients are seen more quickly by the type of specialist their injury requires. Treating the average injury in the OrthoAccess environment usually takes just 60 to 90 minutes.
Another key benefit for OrthoAccess patients is that a visit typically costs far less than a trip to the emergency room or an urgent care facility. The average cost for an emergency room visit for an orthopaedic injury is $1,000. That same injury, treated at IBJI’s OrthoAccess, costs around $225. Particularly for patients with high-deductible health plans and for patients who self-pay, this savings is important.