Urgent Care FAQs

Urgent care has been around for quite some time, however, many healthcare consumers and patients still confuse urgent care with emergency rooms, retail clinics and primary care doctors. If you are new to urgent care, here are a few quick tips for you to consider:

  • Urgent care is for immediate, but non-emergent healthcare conditions
  • Most urgent care centers are open 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, however, hours vary by locations, so check with your location clinic before your visit
  • By nature, urgent care centers are walk-in clinics, but many locations now offer online check-in or call ahead services
  • Urgent care does not replace your primary care physician, so use each healthcare provider accordingly
  • Nearly all urgent care centers accept insurance, including medicare, but plans vary by location, so call or research first

The following is a more comprehensive list of urgent care frequently asked questions (FAQs) to better acclimate you: