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3800 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 333123800 W Broward Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5.0(8 reviews)
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Plantation Urgent Care Center - 3800 W Broward Blvd
Very fast and detailed. Will return .

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331 NW 27th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311331 NW 27th Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • MonClosed
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.5(10 reviews)
Prestige Clinicians LLC, Fort Lauderdale - 331 NW 27th Ave

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8765 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 331438765 S Dixie Hwy
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, S Dixie Hwy, Pinecrest - 8765 S Dixie Hwy, Miami

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7800 SW 104th St, Miami, FL 331567800 SW 104th St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SunClosed
MinuteClinic® Inside Target, SW 104th St, Miami - 7800 SW 104th St, Miami

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3713 NW 7th St, Miami, FL 331263713 NW 7th St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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2310 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 331372310 Biscayne Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
MD Now Urgent Care, Midtown, Miami - 2310 Biscayne Blvd
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2400 NW 54th St, Miami, FL 331422400 NW 54th St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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150 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126150 NW 42nd Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
MD Now Urgent Care, LeJeune, Miami - 150 NW 42nd Ave
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1250 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 331301250 S Miami Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
1.96(28 reviews)
MD Now Urgent Care, Brickell, Miami - 1250 S Miami Ave, Miami
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2750 Coral Way, Miami, FL 331452750 Coral Way
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
MD Now Urgent Care, Coral Way, Coral Gables - 2750 Coral Way
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4200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 331344200 SW 8th St
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Walgreens Healthcare Clinic - 4200 SW 8th St, Miami
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2660 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 331292660 Brickell Ave
Open until11:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
3.5(44 reviews)
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1015 N America Way, Miami, FL 331321015 N America Way
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
3.0(4 reviews)
Very thorough physical exam and great staff. Have had yearly work physicals for 10 yrs, always great experience. Have listened to people who apparently fail exams for their companies scream and yell at poor staff members at window including people who have been sent for drug testing that don’t want to comply with employers abusing staff. Always have people walk in without appointments and trying to bully staff in order to be seen first for work physicals that they put off. I give the staff lots of credit and administration as well
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2766 NW 62nd St, Miami, FL 331472766 NW 62nd St
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10 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 3313410 Giralda Ave
Open until11:00 pm
  • Mon11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Tue11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Wed11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Thu11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Fri11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sat11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 11:00 pm
3.42(13 reviews)
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5040 NW 7th St, Miami, FL 331265040 NW 7th St
Open until 5:00 am
  • MonUnknown
  • Tue 9:00 pm - 5:00 am
  • Wed 9:00 pm - 5:00 am
  • Thu 9:00 pm - 5:00 am
  • Fri 9:00 pm - 5:00 am
  • Sat 9:00 pm - 5:00 am
  • SunClosed
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4800 SW 8th St, Coral Gables, FL 331344800 SW 8th St
5.0(10 reviews)
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2645 Douglas Rd, Coral Gables, FL 331332645 Douglas Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.0(86 reviews)
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6815 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 331386815 Biscayne Blvd
Open until 8:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
3.5(14 reviews)
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709 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139709 Alton Rd
Open until11:00 pm
  • Mon11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Tue11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Wed11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Thu11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Fri11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sat11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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9600 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 331389600 NE 2nd Ave
Open until 8:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 5:30 pm
3.48(41 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Fast and friendly service on a Sunday morning. I was in and out very fast!
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306 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139306 Lincoln Rd
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach - 306 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach

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825 Arthur Godfrey Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33140825 Arthur Godfrey Rd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.04(98 reviews)
Excellent manners and care
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1240 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 331461240 S Dixie Hwy
Open until11:00 pm
  • Mon11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Tue11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Wed11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Thu11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Fri11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sat11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 11:00 pm
3.5(14 reviews)
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7800 NW 25th St, Doral, FL 331227800 NW 25th St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
Concentra Urgent Care, Doral - 7800 NW 25th St
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2500 SW 75th Ave, Miami, FL 331552500 SW 75th Ave
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
1.75(8 reviews)
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4895 Palm Ave, Hialeah, FL 330124895 Palm Ave
Open until 5:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Walgreens - 4895 Palm Ave, Hialeah
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4001 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 331554001 SW 72nd Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
3.0(12 reviews)
MD Now Urgent Care, Bird Road - 4001 SW 72nd Ave, Miami
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650 NW 120th St, Miami, FL 33168650 NW 120th St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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2801 NW 87th Ave, Doral, FL 331722801 NW 87th Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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2404 NW 87th Ave, Doral, FL 331722404 NW 87th Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • SunClosed
1.5(3 reviews)
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4960 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 331554960 SW 72nd Ave
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4578 W 12th Ave, Hialeah, FL 330124578 W 12th Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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240 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149240 Crandon Blvd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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2780 SW 87th Ave, Miami, FL 331652780 SW 87th Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8611 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 331558611 SW 40th St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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6605 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 331436605 S Dixie Hwy
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
2.88(4 reviews)
MD Now Urgent Care, Dadeland, Miami - 6605 S Dixie Hwy, Miami
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12295 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 3318112295 Biscayne Blvd
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Walgreens - 12295 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami
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12555 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 3318112555 Biscayne Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
2.49(37 reviews)
MD Now Urgent Care, North Miami - 12555 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami
I will definitely refer this facility to anyone and return here if I ever need to. Robert Young was so nice and professional amdade me feel welcomed and actually made my day with his compassion. He is an asset to your company! Thank you Robert!
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9971 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 331749971 W Flagler St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
3.0(33 reviews)
MD Now Urgent Care, West Flagler, Miami - 9971 W Flagler St, Miami
Great!!! From the beginning (front desk) to the end. (The dr.) I highly recommended.
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9915 NW 41st St, Doral, FL 331789915 NW 41st St
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
3.07(28 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

I was expecting to be waiting all night, so I prepared myself, when I got there, the front desk was so nice, I waited in the lobby no more than 10 minutes when called me to the back, I thought to myself, I will be waiting for the doctor once I get in the back, to my surprise 5 minutes later the doctor came right away, he checked my wound on my foot and he was done less than 30 minutes, after that the filled my prescription and I was out under an hour, so happy I choose Baptist Urgent Care, I would recommend them my family and friends.
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9796 SW 24th St, Miami, FL 331659796 SW 24th St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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10101 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 3317410101 W Flagler St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SunClosed
MinuteClinic® Inside Target, W Flagler St, Miami - 10101 W Flagler St, Miami

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13120 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 3318113120 Biscayne Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.18(11 reviews)
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8128 NW 103rd St, Hialeah Gardens, FL 330168128 NW 103rd St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • FriClosed
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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9851 NW 58th St, Doral, FL 331789851 NW 58th St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 8:30 am - 2:00 am
  • SunUnknown
5.0(1 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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I have a patient for several years and I trust them and feel grateful for the way the doctors and staff take care of me.
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11805 W Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 3316111805 W Dixie Hwy
Open until11:00 pm
  • Mon11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Tue11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Wed11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Thu11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Fri11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sat11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 11:00 pm
3.37(20 reviews)
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3610 NW 107th Ave, Doral, FL 331723610 NW 107th Ave
2.88(22 reviews)
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10701 NW 41st St, Doral, FL 3317810701 NW 41st St
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, NW 41st St, Doral - 10701 NW 41st St, Doral

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4005 NW 114th Ave, Doral, FL 331784005 NW 114th Ave
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The varicella-zoster virus causes shingles, which is a painful, blistering skin rash. The varicella-zoster virus is the same virus that causes chickenpox, according to the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

After you've had chickenpox, your body becomes dormant. The chickenpox virus can cause shingles if it reactivates, which normally happens several years later, according to the National Library of Medicine.

According to the National Library of Medicine, those aged 60 and up who had chickenpox before the age of 12 months are at the greatest risk of acquiring shingles. If your immune system has been impaired by sickness or drugs, you may be at greater risk for shingles.

Shingles Symptoms

The major symptom of shingles, according to the National Library of Medicine, is a painful skin rash that starts on the spine and wraps around to the front of the chest or abdomen. According to the National Library of Medicine, some persons may get rashes around their eyes, lips, and ears.

According to the National Library of Medicine, discomfort, tingling, and burning on one side of the body are common symptoms before rashes form. These feelings are followed by red skin patches and little blisters, which burst open to form small, dry, crusty sores. Shingles sores normally come off in two to three weeks and do not leave scars.

According to the National Library of Medicine, other shingles symptoms include:

  • Fever and chills
  • Headache
  • Malaise
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Drooping eyelid
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision problems
  • Taste problems

How to contract it

After you've had chickenpox, the varicella-zoster virus reactivates in your body, causing shingles. You cannot catch shingles from someone else who has it, according to the CDC. You can, however, catch chickenpox from someone who has shingles, increasing your chances of having shingles later.

No one knows why the varicella-zoster virus unexpectedly becomes active again years later, according to the National Library of Medicine. Many people who had mild bouts of chickenpox are unaware they ever got the virus in the first place, according to the report.

What vaccines can help prevent shingles?

Shingles can be prevented with two doses of the Shingrix shingles vaccine. According to the CDC, the Shingrix vaccine can also lower your risk of shingles complications. This shingles shot is given in the upper arm and is more than 90% efficient in preventing shingles in persons 50 years and older with a healthy immune system, according to the company.

Should I get the shingles vaccine?

The shingles vaccination is recommended by the CDC for people 50 years and older, as well as those 19 years and older, who have impaired immune systems owing to disease or pharmaceutical therapy. It also advises getting the shingles vaccine if you've already had shingles and/or chickenpox, as well as if you've had another shingles vaccine called Zostavax, which is no longer available in the US.

What are the side effects?

According to the CDC, the shingles vaccine may cause transient adverse effects that interfere with your ability to do routine everyday activities for two to three days.

The following are some of the possible shingles vaccine side effects:

  • Sore arm with mild to moderate pain
  • Redness and swelling at the injection site
  • Tiredness
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Fever and chills
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea

Side effects are more likely in younger people, according to the CDC, and you may have a reaction to the shingles injection after both doses. If you have side effects after the shingles vaccine, it recommends taking over-the-counter pain relievers such ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

Guillain-Barré syndrome is another possible side effect of the shingles vaccine, according to the CDC (GBS). According to the National Library of Medicine, GBS is an uncommon but deadly disorder in which your immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system, which regulates the nerves in your brain and spinal cord.

Can I get a shingles vaccine if I’m younger than 50?

According to the CDC, if you are under 50 years old and have a weakened immune system due to disease or medications used to treat a disease, you should only get the shingles vaccine if you are at least 19 years old and have a weakened immune system due to disease or medications used to treat a disease. If you have any concerns, go to your health care provider.

Will Medicare or my health insurance pay for a shingles vaccine?

According to Medicare.gov, the shingles vaccine is covered by most Medicare prescription medication plans, such as Part D, but not by Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) or Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance). Depending on the type of policy you have, your health insurance plan may or may not cover the shingles vaccine. Check with Medicare or your health insurance provider to see if the shingles vaccination is covered under your plan.

Sources

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