What is an Urgent Care clinic?

Urgent care and walk in clinics treat acute illnesses and injuries that are not serious enough for a visit to an Emergency Room. If your physician is closed or not easily accessible these clinics can be a great choice. Urgent care clinics provide extended hours and are generally in convenient locations.

Urgent care centers will help treat a wide range of conditions including infections, allergies, skin conditions, flu, minor injuries and wounds, strep throat, and sporting injuries. Most centers will also provide testing / diagnosis, physicals, and immunizations such as influenza shots and the bird flu vaccine.

Most people go to the Emergency Room for broken bones, but they can choose urgent care walk in clinics which have x-ray machines. This can be a lot cheaper and the service is generally much faster.