Missouri Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinics

With hospitals and urgent care centers all across Missouri, residents have easy access to healthcare. There are even some top-rated hospitals in the larger metropolitan areas. For instance, the Barnes-Jewish Hospital of Washington University is nationally recognized with 15 high-ranked specialists. Other great hospitals include Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, and Freeman Hospital in Joplin.

Health Issues in Missouri

Missouri has an interesting topography because half of the state is covered by plains and the other half is covered by the Ozark Mountains. The two areas are then divided by the Missouri River. This leaves endless outdoor recreational activities for residents and visitors. It also causes sports injuries that are best treated at urgent care facilities, unless they are life threatening. Additionally, Missouri suffers from harsh winters and humid summers. This creates asthma and other allergy issues that are easy to treat at urgent care facilities.

Urgent Care in Missouri

Missouri has several urgent care facilities across the state. They help to keep the wait times in the emergency rooms low. This is because they are perfect for treating urgent healthcare problems that are not immediately life threatening. For instance, urgent care facilities are the perfect place for treating minor lacerations that need stitches, sore throats, and minor bone fractures such as toes. Emergency rooms will always have their place, but urgent care facilities in Missouri often have faster care and lower costs than the hospitals. They are also faster than getting in to see a general practitioner.

Missouri Walk-In Clinics Facts and Stats

  • 191
    Walk-in clinics in Missouri
  • 58
    Retail clinics in Missouri
  • 95
    Urgent care clinics in Missouri
  • 4
    Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics in Missouri
  • 65%
    Walk-in clinics open 7 days a week in Missouri

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