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St. John's Well Child and Family Center, Lincoln High School Clinic

St. John's Well Child and Family Center

808 W 58th St, Los Angeles, CA 90037808 W 58th St
OpenThu 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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After Hours Pediatric Urgent Care

After Hours Pediatric Urgent Care

3.0(21 reviews)
504 S Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107504 S Sierra Madre Blvd
OpenThu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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St. John's Well Child and Family Center, Dominguez High School

St. John's Well Child and Family Center

15301 S San Jose Ave, Compton, CA 9022115301 S San Jose Ave
OpenThu 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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St. John's Well Child and Family Center, East Compton Community Health Center at Casa Dominguez

St. John's Well Child and Family Center

15715 Atlantic Ave, Compton, CA 9022115715 Atlantic Ave
OpenThu 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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St. John's Well Child and Family Center, Compton College

St. John's Well Child and Family Center

1111 E Artesia Blvd, Compton, CA 902211111 E Artesia Blvd
OpenThu 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hoang Pediatric Urgent Care

Hoang Pediatric Urgent Care

51 Fifth Ave, Arcadia, CA 9100651 Fifth Ave
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Kids & Teens Medical Group

Kids & Teens Medical Group

3.28(14 reviews)
17609 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 9131617609 Ventura Blvd
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Pediatric Acute Care

Pediatric Acute Care

18887 W Carmel Crest Dr, Los Angeles, CA 9135618887 W Carmel Crest Dr
OpenThu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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San Fernando Pediatrics & Urgent Care

San Fernando Pediatrics & Urgent Care

107 N Maclay Ave, San Fernando, CA 91340107 N Maclay Ave
OpenThu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Adult and Pediatric Urgent Care

Adult and Pediatric Urgent Care

22950 Vanowen St, Los Angeles, CA 9130722950 Vanowen St
OpenThu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Owl Pediatrics Kids Urgent Care

Owl Pediatrics Kids Urgent Care

4.83(27 reviews)
6042 Bolsa Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 926476042 Bolsa Ave
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Dr. Owl Pediatrics

Dr. Owl Pediatrics

3.5(51 reviews)
6502 Bolsa Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 926476502 Bolsa Ave
OpenThu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Adult & Pediatric Urgent Care

Adult & Pediatric Urgent Care

3.93(54 reviews)
3180 Willow Ln, Thousand Oaks, CA 913613180 Willow Ln
OpenThu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Latest Pediatric Urgent Care updates

Jun 15, 2022
Americans aged 50 and older are feeling the pressure of healthcare costs, with 4 in 10 concerned about their ability to pay for care and others forgoing treatment altogether, skipping prescriptions or cutting back on daily living expenses to afford healthcare. (Becker's)
Jun 15, 2022
BA.4 and BA.5 — "sister variants" of the original omicron strain — are gaining prevalence in the U.S. and now account for about 1 in 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, CDC data shows. (Becker's)

Pediatric Urgent Care FAQs

  • How much does a pediatric urgent care visit cost in California?

    Urgent care can cost anything from $75 to $150, depending on the clinic's location. Of course, this only applies to cash-paying patients. The quality and standards of healthcare, on the other hand, are consistent across the board. Most institutions, on the other hand, would charge between $100 and $125 for non-covered services. Keep in mind, however, that this is just the beginning of the fundamental therapies offered by urgent care facilities. Medication and immunization shots, lab testing, and X-rays are not included in the package. Stitches, sprains, and broken bones will all increase the expense of emergency treatment. Even patients with insurance will be compelled to pay co-payments rather than having their insurance company cover the entire cost. Payments are made in

  • Is insurance accepted at urgent care centers in California?

    Insurance companies decide whether or not to pay for emergency medical care. It is possible that a patient's insurance will not cover the costs. The urgent care center will only accept cash in that case. In most cases, however, insurance companies would cover urgent care, allowing people to visit a medical facility without having to pay a large sum of money. An urgent care center may refuse to accept this type of care even if your insurance policy covers it, but this is exceedingly rare. As a result, calling ahead and double-checking before visiting a care facility is always a smart idea.

  • What are common services of a pediatric urgent care in California?

    You may be concerned that your child is sicker than normal, but this is not the case. The truth is that children will get sick, especially after they enter school and their immune systems are exposed to the health risks that come with crowded environments. Colds, flu, strep throat, ear and sinus infections, pink eye, and pneumonia are just a few of the illnesses that can be treated in a pediatric urgent care facility near you. Pediatric urgent care clinics can also treat stings and bug bites, allergic reactions, wounds and burns, swallowed items, sprains, and fractured bones in addition to traumas.

  • What Is the difference between an urgent care and the emergency room?

    The patient experience is the most significant contrast between a pediatric urgent care center and an emergency room. In an emergency room, the typical wait time is roughly two and a half hours. A pediatric urgent care center, on the other hand, can see the child in 15 to 45 minutes. Another important distinction is the expense of an urgent care facility versus an emergency department. The former is usually a fraction of the cost of the latter. If a patient has a significant health emergency, they should go to an emergency department rather than an urgent care center. Because urgent care centers are exclusively for non-emergent and minor diseases, as well as minor injuries, this is the case.

  • What is the difference between pediatric urgent care and regular urgent care?

    The patient experience is the key contrast between a pediatric urgent care facility and an emergency room. In an emergency room, the average wait time is about two hours and fifteen minutes. The patient, on the other hand, will be treated in a pediatric urgent care clinic in 15-45 minutes. Another important distinction is the expense of an urgent care center vs an emergency department. The former is frequently far less expensive than the latter. In the event of a serious health emergency, patients should go to an emergency department rather than an urgent care center. Because urgent care clinics are only for non-emergent and minor illnesses and injuries, this is the case.

  • What is pediatric urgent care?

    Typically, pediatric urgent care operators collaborate with traditional physicians, the majority of whom are available during regular office hours (e.g. from 9 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday). Late-night pediatric situations that might usually demand a trip to the emergency room are handled by these medical specialists. Pediatric urgent care centers treat both minor and significant ailments in children. They are frequently open till midnight and on weekends, even when conventional pedestrians are closed. These children's doctors, without a doubt, save parents from unnecessary and traumatic trips to the emergency room.

  • 10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Out of the Urgent Care

    There are a variety of ways to keep children healthy and avoid health problems and emergencies. Simple precautions such as hand washing, regular water, and adequate sleep can help protect children's health. Many diseases can be avoided in toddlers by eating a well-balanced diet, managing stress, getting the necessary vaccines, and avoiding smokers.

Recent Pediatric Urgent Care Reviews (20)

Unfortunately I’ve had to visit the urgent care 5 times in the last 2 weeks for myself and two of my children. Thankfully every single time the staff has been amazing. I understand wait times are a part of the business so I will not complain, but the new check in system really helps especially with little kids it’s easier to complete rather than trying to complete the paper forms. The desk staff is always helpful and you never seem like your annoying them by asking questions (especially considering they are asked multiple times how much longer by patients every time I’ve gone, they never once had an attitude about it), the Doctors or PA’s are always friendly and personal which always helps cause trusting them with my toddler girls is my biggest concern and they never fail. Also, twice I went with my daughter with autism and both times they were so great and patient with her, one of the assistants especially there was friendly and walked her to the room even though she didn’t know she had autism and was having a moment, and it may seem small but being able to calm her in that situation is magic. It was another assistant helping us and when she saw her crying she just held out her hand and she walked my daughter to the room, which again I know seems simple, but with an autistic toddler it can turn into a much bigger issue in those surroundings. I’m sorry I don’t have names of everyone, but I recommend this urgent care to everyone. Even though my co-pay is more here I always prefer coming here than my doctors office. So thank you again for all the entire office does, and making my girls feel comfortable and happy. One last bit, when I first told my 3 year old I had to take her to the doctor she cried and cried, saying “no doctor no doctor”, the second time we went she literally was happy going in.... to the doctor, and I know it was all thanks to that assistant that walked her to the room the first time. Thank you

- Verified patient on 6/13

My daughter had croup but wasn’t improving so I made an appt at 11:30. I arrived at 11:15 and eventually was told I needed to have her COVID tested. I was back to the waiting room by 12. I thought I’d be in a room quickly since my appt was 30 min prior but it was obvious I wasn’t going to be seen soon. I told them I would take an appt at 2. I arrived by 1:45 and was in a room by 2:05. I didn’t the see the dr until 2:45. I was frustrated because I had appts and the provider explained they run an urgent care. She was condescending. I’ve been coming there since it opened. I have 4 kids one seen on Wednesday. I understand what an urgent care is but I also understand appts and customer service. I eft the first time because it was taking far longer with an appt and I needed to have my son at an event but the right thing would’ve been to fast track me the second time and for the provider to not treat me the way she did. So disappointed. I love the staff but they should’ve tried to get me in faster and when they didn’t just say sorry not have some provider explain to me how an urgent care works. Does she know what an appt is?

- Verified patient on 10/17

My ONLY complaint- which CAN be managed is that there should be, at the facility and at the end of filling out the online appointment (especially where it involves Covid testing) - that you can be waiting up to an hour (as I did) for a Covid PCR test - and you would see a nurse first, then a dr, then finally a nurse so as to understand the wait (we as patients/clients could then better manage our own appointments without feeling anxious or upset at staff) - and if it’s a Rapid Covid test - the time is quicker (maybe 30 minutes) . So since I brought my teen with me and naively thought I would be in and out in 15 min tops, he killed the car battery while listening to the radio- and I had to wait another 30 min for AAA service - etc. (I know- not the fault of the clinic- actually the staff was nice enough to let my kid use the bathroom while waiting for me.

- Verified patient on 9/4

This has been my second visit to this Urgent Care location and I am beyond pleased with their service. The facility itself is immaculate, the staff is beyond friendly, the wait time is very little and the Dr's are so friendly, understanding, knowledgeable. They definitely went out of their way to make sure we as customers are not only treated well but feel are comfortable during our visit. The check in system was a little tricky because I was asked to complete forms online that I was unable to do due to technical issues. I prefer the old school way anyway so this worked in my favor. I have already started recommending family and friends that live in the area to go there when needed due to the quality service my son received. Thank you PM Pediatrics Hastings Ranch!!!

- Verified patient on 10/1

We were scheduled for a cruise and or CVS test results fell through while we were at Disneyland. We contacted you for rapid test and the staff was extra accommodating. I scheduled my appointment and then my wife scheduled hers but there were no appointments left for the day for our kids. Not only did your staff take us in before our appointments they also tested my 2 kids in a quick manner. I am super appreciative and we are now boarding our cruise thanks to this business. Thank you. Oh yeah, our tech even had us check that the rapid test would be accepted on our cruise as a precaution. Excellent service.

- Verified patient on 11/23

While waiting 2 people walked without their mask on. One female stood in front of me looking for mask and coughing complaining to the receptionist that she just can’t shake this cough/cold symptoms and she works in a bar. Are you you kidding me? She selfishly placed everyone in the room and office at risk during a pandemic. I’m an RN and just felt badly for the staff having to being exposed. Possibly a solid red STOP sign (taped to the wet floor sign) in the entry door, stating, do not enter without a mask and disposable masks available at the door before entering.

- Verified patient on 7/23

My pediatrician recommended this Urgent Care since she was not able to see my baby afterhours. I am very pleased with the care we received. We didn't wait to be seen at all. The receptionist already had all of our information when we checked in. The staff was very friendly. The physician took the time to thoroughly examine my baby and explained the diagnosis and treatment on detail. She was also really caring and had great bedside manner. The cost of care was as expected and very reasonable. I would recommend PM Pediatrics because of the excellent and prompt care we received.

- Verified patient on 9/29

The visit did not start off well as we were unable to get clarification if the radiology group they use was in network. We left frustrated and without completing the visit. However, the physician determined and understanding of our frustration finally got clarification for us. She called and offered to take my son right in, complete the X-rays and the visit. I am grateful to this physician and her determination to help my son get the care he needed. Thank you! My husband and I are happy that we now have an urgent care place we can trust for kids.

- Verified patient on 9/5

I love going here for my kids the providers are good at what they do however waiting time has become too long staff at the front desk can be more friendly and courteous we got there at 4:12 pm and checked in I was told to wait out back I literally sat there for 2 hours we did t see a doctor till after 6 pm watching everyone that checked in after me walk in to be seen while waiting with my sick child. Not the priority urgent care we are used to!

- Verified patient on 9/1

This place was actually referred to me by my pediatrician after having a bad experience at another Urgent Care on a weekend. I would highly recommend this facility. I made my appointment online, check in was a breeze, staff was friendly and helpful. Insurance was acceptedDr. was very professional, attentive answered all our questions, we never felt rushed. I had my son COVID tested, received rapid results on line within the hour. PCR results arrived with in 48 hours. They made a stressful situation easy.

- Verified patient on 9/10

This is our second time visiting PM Pediatrics and we left very satisfied. The biggest draw is that it's pediatric urgent care. They know kids. I feel better coming here than a regular urgent care because they specialize in children. The entire staff is friendly and warm. They made my child feel safe and cared for. The space is bright, clean and cheerful with lots of murals and cartoon videos playing in the background. Highly recommend.

- Verified patient on 8/13

This is our second time visiting PM Pediatrics and we left very satisfied. The biggest draw is that it's pediatric urgent care. They know kids. I feel better coming here than a regular urgent care because they specialize in children. The entire staff is friendly and warm. They made my child feel safe and cared for. The space is bright, clean and cheerful with lots of murals and cartoon videos playing in the background. Highly recommend.

- Verified patient on 8/13

This place is what pediatric urgent care dreams are made of. I was able to make an appointment online, check in on an app, and see my place on the waitlist. The staff were all very friendly and the inside is adorable. Kids shows were on the TVs and there is a nature theme throughout. Our appointment was for 5:45 and we were out by 6:30. I’m so glad this place is in town!

- Verified patient on 8/20

This place is what pediatric urgent care dreams are made of. I was able to make an appointment online, check in on an app, and see my place on the waitlist. The staff were all very friendly and the inside is adorable. Kids shows were on the TVs and there is a nature theme throughout. Our appointment was for 5:45 and we were out by 6:30. I’m so glad this place is in town!

- Verified patient on 8/20

The technician who administered my Covid test exceeded my expectations in every way! I was anxious and she was friendly and patient. She helped set my mind at ease and gave me some tips to practice at home until I received my results. I know you are a pediatric office but I wish I could make this my PCP!! Thank you for all that you’re doing for the community!!

- Verified patient on 4/1

The staff was so kind, friendly and patient with the kids. They were so accommodating and helpful. The kids felt safe in the child friendly environment and this is something as a parent you really appreciate and notice. I would highly recommend this place to everyone. Staff is superb! Place is clean and organized. My kids, husband and I really appreciate the staff and their wonderful work and dedication.

- Verified patient on 12/24

The staff at this PM Pediatrics is superior. Their attention to detail and bedside manners are always top notch. My 3 year old can be a lot in the middle of his tantrum throwing and the staff has ALWAYS managed to redirect him and provide excellent care to him. I truly appreciative of the front desk gentleman; the medical assistant and the practitioner that attended my son today.

- Verified patient on 10/19

I have been here several times. With having 3 kids things always come up and pmp have always been there to help. I hate having to make appointments for doctors when my kids need to be seen right away. Pmp is always there and the nurses and doctors are AMAZING! I always recommend this place to all my fellow moms. Thank you for coming to Tustin Pmp

- Verified patient on 8/28

Dr. Pierce is awesome. She is caring and attentive, and her wonderful bedside manner helped make our sick 1-year-old feel at ease throughout her two visits. Plus, the facility is impeccably clean and the waiting room is comfortable. I will highly recommend PM Pediatrics to anyone in the area who's in the unfortunate position of needing an urgent care facility for their kid. This place is top-notch.

- Verified patient on 8/25

Dr. Pierce is awesome. She is caring and attentive, and her wonderful bedside manner helped make our sick 1-year-old feel at ease throughout her two visits. Plus, the facility is impeccably clean and the waiting room is comfortable. I will highly recommend PM Pediatrics to anyone in the area who's in the unfortunate position of needing an urgent care facility for their kid. This place is top-notch.

- Verified patient on 8/25

California Pediatric Urgent Care

Convenience is important these days, especially for parents with young children. In a world when 'next day delivery' is being beaten by'same day shipping,' who wants to wait several weeks to visit their pediatrician or primary care physician? There are several types of walk-in clinics, including urgent care, pediatric urgent care, retail clinics, and others. These handy locations offer same-day access to qualified pediatric providers who can diagnose and treat a variety of minor injuries and illnesses in children aged 6 to 18. If you've ever wondered, "Where can I find a walk-in clinic near me?" you've come to the right place.
The last thing you want to do when your children require immediate medical attention is travel to a nearby urgent care facility.

Urgent Care Guide for Kids

In a recent survey conducted with the Urgent Care Association, Solv observed that patients were waiting an average of 24 days for appointments with their primary care provider. In today's world of instant satisfaction, consumers expect more. They need it right now. If you want to see a movie right away, you can either download it or stream it. If you need groceries quickly, you can call and have them delivered within an hour. If you need to make a restaurant reservation, simply look for one that has openings, book online, then go in to seat down minutes later. There should be no exemption in the case of healthcare.

As a result, pediatric urgent care in the United States has increased at a faster rate than any other type of healthcare. It's also why healthcare customers search for "urgent care" more than 5 times more than "primary care" or "family doctor" combined. These customers are highly motivated, seeking for "urgent care near me" with zeal. People want same-day access to great healthcare providers whether they are sick or injured - after hours, on weekends, and on holidays - without the cost and inconvenience of visiting to the emergency room.

Non-emergent healthcare needs, such as the flu, sinus infections, and strep throat, as well as injuries, such as bone fractures and sprains, wounds, scratches, and burns, can be detected and treated at urgent care clinics. In addition, urgent care clinics are increasingly providing preventative care services such as annual physicals and well visits, flu shots, and other immunizations and vaccines, effectively filling the function of primary care physician for the tens of millions of individuals who lack one.

There are specific pediatric urgent care clinics for children aged one to eighteen years old, which are usually open after hours for patients aged one to eighteen years old.

Urgent Care Services & Pricing

Urgent care clinics, which are part of the walk-in clinic healthcare category, are a good option for consumers seeking treatment for minor illnesses and accidents. An urgent care clinic typically provides annual and school physicals, flu shots and immunizations, and treatment for ailments such as colds, flu stomach aches, sinus and ear infections, and more. You can also be treated for injuries such as burns, bites, sprains, and breaks, which you might believe should be taken to an emergency room rather than urgent care, but you'll wait less and pay less at urgent care. If you don't have insurance, your appointment should cost between $100 and 140 dollars, not counting transportation.

Insurance & Payments

Almost every urgent care facility accepts commercial insurance, and many (if not all) of them also accept Medicare. As a result, if you have insurance, the financial experience will be similar to seeing a specialist, where you will be charged a co-pay, which is typically $35-50, at the time of the visit. Any further lab work, x-rays, or other tests will be billed to your insurance first, with any remaining balance payable to you later. If you don't have health insurance, you'll have to pay a $100-140 visit fee at the time of your appointment. If you're considering a telehealth or video visit, expect to pay between 25 and 50 percent more than you would with your primary care provider, but the convenience is generally well worth the extra money.

Urgent Care Hours & Wait Times

Different urgent care locations, even within the same group or brand, may have different hours. While they're meant to be useful when your primary care physician isn't available, this is a highly subjective and variable assessment. An urgent care, on the other hand, is normally open 6 to 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to a regular formula. Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., this might be any 8-12 hour period. Some clinics are even open 24 hours a day, similar to emergency rooms. In terms of wait time, most patients say they have to wait between 15 and 45 minutes on average, though this varies. It's usually better to choose a nearby urgent care center.

Urgent Care Guide for Kids

In a recent survey conducted with the Urgent Care Association, Solv found that patients were waiting an average of 24 days for appointments with their primary care provider. In a world of instant gratification, consumers demand more. They demand now. If you want to watch a movie, you download it in minutes or stream it instantly. If you need groceries, you can pick up your phone and have them delivered to you within the hour. If you need restaurant reservations, you find one with availability, book online, walk in minutes later and sit right down. Healthcare shouldn’t be any different.

That’s why pediatric urgent care has been growing at a faster pace than any other healthcare service in the United States. And it is why healthcare consumers search for “urgent care” more than 5x more than “primary care” or “family doctor,” combined. These consumers are highly actionable, searching with high intent terms like “urgent care near me.” They want same day access to quality healthcare providers when they are sick or injured - after hours, one weekends and on holidays - without the cost and inconvenience of the emergency room.

Urgent care centers typically treat minor illnesses like the flu, sinus infections and strep throat, as well as injuries like bone fractures and sprains, cuts, scrapes and burns, making these clinics ideal for diagnosing and treating non-emergent healthcare needs. And at a growing rate urgent care clinics are offering preventative care services including annual physicals and well visits, flu shots and other immunizations and vaccines, taking on the role of primary care provider for the tens of millions of consumers that don’t have one.

For kids there are special pediatric urgent care centers, usually open after hours for patients between the ages of 1 and 18.

Urgent Care Services & Pricing

Urgent care centers, which are part of the walk-in clinic healthcare category, are a convenient resource for consumers needing treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. Services that you would normally receive at your primary care office are usually available at an urgent care including annual and school physicals, flu shots and immunizations, treatment for illnesses including colds, flu stomach pains, sinus and ear infections and more. You can also be seen for injuries such as burns, bites, sprains and breaks - things that you might first thing to go to the emergency room vs urgent care, but you’ll have a shorter wait and smaller bill at the urgent care. As for cost, without insurance, you should expect between $100-140 for your visit, plus the cost of any labs, tests or images. With insurance, urgent care will be similar to seeing a specialist with applicable co-pay.

Insurance & Payments

Nearly all urgent care centers take commercial insurance and many (if not most) will take medicare. As such if you have insurance coverage, you can expect the financial experience to be similar to visiting a specialist where you have a co-pay, usually $35-50, due at the time of the visit. Any additional lab work, x-rays or other tests performed will be billed against your insurance first and any supplemental balance due will be invoiced to you after the fact. Without insurance, you’ll pay a visit fee between $100-140 at the time of your visit. This is typically 25-50% more than your primary care provider, but usually the convenience is well worth the additional cost. If you are interested in a telehealth or video visit, your cost could be as much as 50% less than an urgent care, you could be diagnosed and prescribed medication and you’ll never have to leave your home.

    Urgent Care Hours & Wait Times

    Every urgent care center - even those part of the same group or brand - may have different hours. While they are meant to be conveniently accessible during times when your primary care provider is not, that’s subjective and highly variable. A traditional formula, however, is that an urgent care is open 6 to 7 days a week usually between the hours of 8 am to 8 pm. That could shift to nearly any 8-12 hour period between 7 am and 10 pm. You’ll even find some clinics open 24 hours a day, similar to an emergency room. As for wait time, most patients report waiting between 15-45 minutes on average, but that can certainly vary, as well. It’s usually best to find an urgent care near you to either confirm the hours online, or call the clinic directly to verify. Or, you can book a same day doctor appointment online with Solv.

    Rob Rohatsch
    Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

    Updated on Jun 25, 22

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