BayCare Health System operates more than a dozen urgent care centers - including a pediatric urgent care - along the west coast of Florida, primarily in the Tampa metro area.
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I had burned myself very badly so bad that I almost rushed to the ER thinking a walk in clinic could not handle such a burn. Upon my arrival at the Valrico Baycare, the front staff immediately began working with me to get the basic information they needed to assist me. Once most of this was obtained the Dr. seen me within minutes. The Doctors, Nurses, and staff were very helpful and have been for over a week now. They clean the wound and dress my arm every 3 days even on a Sunday this place is a life saver!!! I would like to personally thank everyone there for the Job and work they do and in the polite,and professional manner they do it. I would recommend this clinic to everyone. Thanks again Baycare and all the Valrico staff.
My doctor had no openings this week and I can book an appt with a resident only next week. So I walked in to Baycare urgent care largo. I received prompt and courteous attention upon my arrival. I had about a 15- 20 min wait. Vitals were taken and I was examined by a MD. She checked by lung sounds, ears and throat. No examination was done for back pain or stomach discomfort. She said I probably had a viral infection - do Flonase and gargle with warm salt water and OTC pain relief. I continue to have the symptoms and will follow up with someone if the conditions continue. overall the experience met my expectations. In hindsight, I should have ask the MD to look at my back and ab because i was more concernd about these areas than the others. Good news is my lungs are clear.
Nurse Ashley was very courteous and caring and took me in right away. Waited maybe 2 minutes at best. Made me feel at ease and was very friendly. Doctor Pete Baker was quick and thorough in his asessment and follow up and such a friendly attitude. I would not hesitate to recommend your facility and personal. Thank you
Tonight was my 3rd visit to this Urgent Care. Friendly staff, took great care of me. Medical Assistant was amazing. Showed great concern to make sure I had the perfect boot on my foot.
Jamie at the front desk (pleasant and professional) entered my information into the system. He perceptively noticed that it would be diffucult for me to fill out the medical history portion (on a tablet) with my injured arm. Jamie assisted me with the Q & A. It took much less time, without the physical pain or hassle. He suggested that I take a seat and that they would be with me shortly. I noticed a check in board above the front desk (I was currently7th). The lobby (clean and tidy) offers hand sanitizer, tissues, coffee and water. My wait time was not long. Lynn the resident Rad Tech took my vitals (weight, blood pressure and temperature) and was very congenial and understanding about my partial hearing loss. She took the time to keep me informed. Lynn also took my X rays and comprehensively conveyed what was needed for each X ray angle. Lynn stated that it would 2 minutes before the Doctor would arrive. That occurred in 2 minutes or less. Dr. Matier is highly personable, obviously well educated and openly approachable in both demeanor and communication. This staff gives outstanding health care at any level. Thanks so much!
I was there on Sunday morning March 1st at approximately 10am. I had booked a spot on line as I was having abdominal pain. The wait time was short, the office personnel were great and the initial technician was kind, compassionate and friendly. The Doctor on duty at that site was simply fantastic, understood my problem immediately and set up a immediate referral to St. Joseph hospital emergency room services as suspected appendicitis. Her referral to the hospital made my service in the emergency room quick, professional and compassionate. Within an hour of being in the emergency room, I was diagnosed through a CT Scan of having a ruptured appendix and immediately scheduled for emergency surgery. The Doctor on site at the Water’s Ave. site in Tampa saved me from having serious complications and helped me greatly understand what had happened and how serious it really was. There is simply no way to thank her enough.
Excellent service. Needed to be seen on Sunday, had no problem getting an appointment. Very professional. Definitely would use them again
Steven Yeager APRN was extremely helpful & knowledgeable. Lindsey the RN was rude & sarcastic, I have never experienced a nurse with such a bad attitude. She was so condescending to everything I said, she replied with a smart mouthed remark. Because of her I will never go back to that Care center.
Urgent Care Guide
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 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.
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.
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.