With Colorado's population growing at more than twice the national average between April 2010 and July 2012, urgent care clinics have an important role to play. These healthcare facilities help ease the pressure on overcrowded emergency rooms by treating patients with non-urgent, non-life threatening illnesses and injuries.

Healthcare in Colorado

The 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey found more than four out of 10 Colorado natives who visited an emergency department in the last year were treated for a condition that could have been handled in a doctor's office or clinic. In addition 43.1% of people who visited an emergency departments three times or more in the period said they might have seen a regular doctor for their ailments if one was available.

Urgent Care in Colorado

The affordability of urgent care facilities is a real plus for the 94.4% of Colorado residents aged 65 and older without a dedicated healthcare provider. These citizens can access the clinics in times of non-urgent emergency, such as after a fall. 79% of these patients said they visited the emergency department as they needed care outside business hours. Unlike most Colorado doctors, the state's urgent care facilities typically open until late in the evening on weekdays and during the day on weekends and public holidays. 63% of patients headed to the ER as they failed to get a timely appointment with their doctor. Colorado's urgent care facilities welcome walk-in customers without any prior appointment necessary.

Specific urgent care and walk-in clinic services available in may include STD testing flu shots, school physicals and many other valuable services

Highest Rated Urgent Care Centers

Top Rated Urgent Care Centers in Colorado

  • NextCare Urgent Care, Longmont
    2144 Main St Longmont, CO 80501
    Open from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm today
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    Reviewed on Apr 2021

    This facility took care of us quickly and so capably. Our son had a mountain biking injury and they were compassionate and cared for him very well. Everyone was kind and cheerful. We feel very lucky to have found this spot!

  • Nextcare Urgent Care, Colfax
    7595 W Colfax Ave Lakewood, CO 80214
    Open from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm today
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    Reviewed on Apr 2021

    The doctors and nurses were fabulous. The front desk staff hung up on me twice and were extremely unhelpful or welcoming.

Cities in Colorado with Urgent Care

There are 308 cities in Colorado with at least 1 urgent care center.

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