Florida Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinics

Florida Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinics
With the vast range of retirees who make Florida their home (or second home), getting an appointment with a Florida doctor is often difficult. The older population tends to clog up many of the healthcare services in the state, particularly primary care. Patients many times have to wait weeks for appointments; months for specialists. Combined with the limited office hours of physicians, the 14% of residents on Medicaid and the 20% uninsured, Florida is packed with people unsure of how to properly receive timely, affordable medical care.

Urgent Care in Florida

Instead of waiting around to schedule the next available appointment, you might consider heading to a Florida urgent care clinic. You don't need an appointment (although many centers offer them) and you can receive a range of non-emergent and primary care medical services. For example, you could get treatment for minor illnesses, such as a UTI, or you can receive preventative care, such as a flu shot or physical. Urgent care centers often feature extended hours so that you can receive treatment after work, on weekends and even most holidays.

Emergency Care in Florida

If your illness or injuries are more severe or life threatening, however, you need to call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room. Walk-in clinics and urgent care centers, while offering immediate care and extended hours, are not equipped to handle true medical emergencies such as heart attacks, strokes or traumatic injuries. They're similar to an emergency room, but only treat minor injuries requiring, at most, stitches or resetting a broken bone.

Because it can become difficult to get in to see your doctor in many cases, walk-in clinics and urgent care centers are a great alternative for Florida residents, but make sure you know your full options.

Florida Walk-In Clinics Facts and Stats

  • 739
    Walk-in clinics in Florida
  • 132
    Retail clinics in Florida
  • 388
    Urgent care clinics in Florida
  • 26
    Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics in Florida
  • 62%
    Walk-in clinics open 7 days a week in Florida

* Stats are based on the data within the Urgent Care Locations database, and do not reference outside sources.

Florida Cities with Urgent Care Centers and Walk-in Clinics