Digital X-Ray Clinic Questions and Answers
At Primary Care 360, you can have X-ray imaging done on site at our clinics. We may be able to see you without the need for an appointment, and can provide the service right on the spot without having to refer you to a specialist. Call us or walk-in today to one of our location near you in Sherwood AR, Hensley AR, and White Hall AR.
Can I walk-in to get an x-ray done?
At our Primary Care 360 clinics, we can offer walk-in X-ray services to most patients. Typically, a requisition for an X-ray is given by a primary care practitioner, and then the patient has to go to a site elsewhere to have the X-ray completed. If this is your situation, then in most cases, we will be able to conduct the X-ray for you.
If you are one of our walk-in or regular patients, we can provide an X-ray on site after it is recommended by your care provider at our clinic. This means you can have the service conveniently completed all in one place.
What can I get x-rayed?
An X-ray, or x-radiation, is a tool used to diagnose or help assess a variety of health conditions or issues. An X-ray can be ordered if you have a broken bone, for example, or even a strained muscle, to determine the type and severity of the injury. A mammogram, which is a common test used to diagnose breast cancer, is also an example of an X-ray. Essentially, being able to see underneath your skin and in your body allows your care provider to better diagnose and treat the health issue you’re dealing with.
Most people can get most areas of their body X-rayed. If you are pregnant or want to become pregnant you should not receive an X-ray, so be sure to inform your doctor if this is your case, or if you have any other existing health conditions. X-rays can help diagnose a variety of health conditions and issues, including: a broken bone, dislocated joints, certain types of cancer, tooth decay, some causes of abdominal pain, arthritis, and lung conditions or diseases like tuberculosis or pneumonia. If you or your child have swallowed a foreign object, an X-ray can be used to detect where the object is, in order to ensure it does not create blockages or any further harm. Essentially, X-rays are a common test used for a wide variety of reasons, on most areas of the body. They are an extremely helpful diagnostic tool, and most people will have at least one or more X-ray in their lifetime. At our Primary Care 360 clinics, we offer the above type of X-rays.
How much does a digital x-ray cost?
This will depend on various factors, including your health insurance plan, what the X-ray is for, and how many X-rays you will need for diagnosis or ongoing monitoring and treatment. X-rays can be anywhere from $100 to upwards of $1,000, although the average cost is usually in the $200-$400 range. Again, this will depend on your personal health insurance plan, and it’s always a good idea to check with your insurance provider to see what coverage you have for various kinds of X-rays. Most plans will cover a portion of X-rays. If you’d like more information about the kind of X-rays we provide at our Primary Care 360 clinics, contact us for more information and to discuss options.
Do I need a referral to get an x-ray done?
In most cases, yes, the majority of patients will have a referral or a requisition from their family doctor or primary care provider for an X-ray. However, at Primary Care 360 clinics, we may be able to offer you X-ray services on a walk-in basis. Since we are a primary care clinic, we have physicians on hand that can provide an appointment and consultation, assess whether an X-ray is needed, and give a referral for one, which can then be done right at our clinic for your convenience. Visit us at a location near you in Sherwood AR, Hensley AR, and White Hall AR. We serve patients from Sherwood AR, Hensley AR, White Hall AR, Little Rock AR, Jacksonville AR, Maumelle AR, Cabot AR, Bryant AR, and Conway AR.