Outpatient and walk-in urgent care facilities are all about convenience and cost savings. They offer much shorter wait times than an emergency room, with business hours that span well beyond that of a typical physician’s office. According to Construction Executive magazine’s December 2016 issue, “not only are these facilities far less costly to build, but there is also a cost savings in the slow-downs of expansion and renovations of hospitals, which are no longer at full capacity”.
Can urgent care facilities be built modular? Yes.
3 Reasons To Use Modular Construction for Urgent Care Facilities
Suburban and rural areas have been some of the biggest recipients of walk-in healthcare clinics, bringing medical treatment closer to home in local communities. Modular building construction is perfect for construction in suburban and rural areas, for several reasons. First, available skilled labor can be difficult to find in these areas. Second, acquisition of building materials, for on-site construction, is often more costly because they have to be brought in from a significant distance. Third, access to outpatient medical facilities is an urgent need, so construction needs to be fast.
How Urgent Care Facilities Benefit With Modular Construction
Modular building construction provides the benefit of constructing a medical building in sections off-site within a climate controlled factory. Both workers and building materials are protected from weather, allowing faster, safer, and more consistent building assembly. Construction of a modular urgent care facility can take up to 50% less time than site-built construction. Modular manufacturing facilities already have in place the skilled labor necessary to build healthcare clinics and easy access to high quality building materials at reasonable prices. Off-site building construction speeds up the building process and promotes many of the same values as urgent care clinics.
Aesthetics are critical to patients visiting any walk-in and urgent care facility. Catering to patient comfort begins with the look and feel as they enter the building. Permanent modular buildings are built with precision, offering practically limitless options. Architectural design, interior finishes, exterior façade, technology, and lighting are all customizable features that allow healthcare providers to give their patients the relaxing experience they desire.
Modular construction can be used to build urgent care facilities because it is precise, fast, affordable, and completely customizable. The team you work with is just as important as the construction process itself. Vanguard Modular is an industry leader in providing cutting-edge custom permanent modular building solutions for many business segments, including healthcare.