The state of Kentucky struggles to fight poverty that often creates barriers to adequate healthcare. Walk-in clinics and urgent care centers can help people of all incomes get the services that they need, but the state still needs to make improvements before everyone can feel secure.

Poverty in Kentucky

Louisville, the largest city in Kentucky, has the highest level of poverty. 34.8 percent of the people in Louisville have incomes below the poverty level. Overall, 23.6 percent of the state's residents live below the poverty level. To make matters even worse for Louisville, 13.7 percent of residents have incomes below 50 percent of the poverty level.

Healthcare in Kentucky

Kentucky was one of the first states to start working on a healthcare exchange network in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. The state's governor, Steve Beshear, says that the network will help more than 600,000 Kentuckians access the insurance coverage they need to receive comprehensive care at affordable prices.

Urgent Care in Kentucky

Regardless of whether one has health insurance, walk-in clinics and urgent care centers offer a lower-cost option to visiting emergency rooms. Many low-income residents of Kentucky and other states wait until they become extremely sick before seeking assistance. This often means that they rely on expensive emergency rooms for illnesses that a doctor could have prevented easily and inexpensively. Urgent care centers usually stay open much later than doctor's offices, giving people access to medications, diagnoses, and other services without forcing them to visit the ER. Retail clinics, such as those located within CVS and Walgreen's locations, offer additional affordable healthcare access points for medications, vaccinations, and medical advice.

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 Kentucky

  • The Little Clinic at Kroger

    The Little Clinic at Kroger

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    311 Boone Station Rd Shelbyville, KY 40065
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    Open from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm today
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    Reviewed on Mar 2019

    My son and I both woke up sick, very sore throat, fever, etc. After taking him to the pediatrician there was NO way I felt like driving myself a long distance for an appointment with my Dr so I decided to stop by the Little Clinic. I was amazed at the attentiveness given to patients waiting there. They really went above & beyond to make us as comfortable as possible while we were there. They were very thorough with the exam as well as collecting medical history which is extremely important to know when treating a new patient. The best part was a Follow Up phone call the next day to check in & see how I was feeling & if I felt I needed anything further. Most Family Doctors don't do this!! I would most definitely recommend the Little Clinic for anyone needing to be seen quickly, without an appointment. The care is Above average. I had my doubts at first however those were proven to be unfounded. I would go here Again. Linda W.

  • Bluegrass Urgent Care

    Bluegrass Urgent Care

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    2327 Buttermilk Crossing Crescent Springs, KY 41017
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    Open from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm today
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  • First Care Clinic - Hopkinsville

    First Care Clinic - Hopkinsville

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    2955 Fort Campbell Blvd Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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    Open from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm today
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    Reviewed on Nov 2018

    Wonderful very sweet staff and very mindful and caring of there patients needs I have never had to wait over ten minutes ever to be seen very clean a great walk in clinic overall

Cities in Kentucky with Urgent Care

There are 378 cities in Kentucky with at least 1 urgent care center.


Neighborhoods in Kentucky with Urgent Care

There are 188 neighborhoods in Kentucky with at least 1 urgent care center.


Zip Codes in Kentucky with Urgent Care

There are 262 zip codes in Kentucky with at least 1 urgent care center.

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