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4.18(17 reviews)
80 Summer Street, Boston, MA 0211080 Summer Street
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4.18(17 reviews)
80 Summer Street, Boston, MA 0211080 Summer Street
OpenMon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.47(192 reviews)
4110 Mystic Valley Pkwy, Medford, MA 021554110 Mystic Valley Pkwy
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4.51(148 reviews)
1210 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 024671210 Boylston St
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Convenient location. Short wait. Have had Jim do pcr test several times. Friendly and relaxed.

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4.78(3.7k reviews)
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776 Western Ave, Lynn, MA 01905776 Western Ave
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This was my first time using an urgent care..I was/am very impressed with the all.areond services..will definitely use in the future and will definitely refer people

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4.43(108 reviews)
1019 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA 024521019 Trapelo Rd
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Excellent physician (Alicia) explaining medical terms so thoroughly. Absolutely loving my first experience here!

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4.78(374 reviews)
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719 Providence Hwy, Dedham, MA 02026719 Providence Hwy
OpenMon 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Other than the wait times to be released from a short test, the staff here were super professional, welcoming, and friendly!

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4.53(17 reviews)
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Legacy Place Building 400, Dedham, MA 02026Legacy Place Building 400
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It was my first time at Carbon Health and I had a wonderful experience. The staff was all friendly, the facility was clean and welcoming and Alyna Dale was incredibly cooperative and helpful. I’ll easily come here again.

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5.0(1 reviews)
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97 Pearl St, Braintree, MA 0218497 Pearl St
OpenMon 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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4.84(225 reviews)
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Sparkling Clean

101 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801101 Commerce Way
OpenMon 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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No waiting, great bedside manner, and helped in the moment (Motrin, juice, popsicle). Never felt rushed or not listened too.

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5.0(8 reviews)
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573 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701573 Worcester Rd
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I made an appointment on line for 10 am, I got there at 9:50, i was taken right in, treated and done by 10:35 Very friendly, punctual and clean. Ruthie was the triage nurse and was very friendly and Ned was my Dr, he was very friendly and explained everything that was causing my issues. I was very happy with my treatment.

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4.44(142 reviews)
1340 Belmont St, Westwood, MA 023011340 Belmont St
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They are amazing here very friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere

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4.38(53 reviews)
129 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA 01845129 Turnpike St
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The staff were excellent and compassionate. The facility was very clean

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649 Old West Central St, Franklin, MA 02038649 Old West Central St
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4.1(18 reviews)
3 Center Plz, Boston, MA 021083 Center Plz
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137 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116137 Stuart St
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171 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111171 Harrison Ave
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245 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02142245 Main St
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76 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA 0213976 Prospect St
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4.5(484 reviews)
1400 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 021381400 Cambridge St
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2.0(11 reviews)
151 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150151 Everett Ave
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4.49(475 reviews)
349 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145349 Broadway
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Boston urgent care centers with 5-star reviews
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Lynn Urgent Care,
Feb 07, 2021 · Lynn, MA
I definitely come back anytime I need a urgent care, very professional service.
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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Dedham MA
Jul 28, 2020 · Dedham, MA
This place is great! So friendly and helpful even during these unusual times. The best urgent care around! I drive the 30minutes to go to Dedham than an urgent care in my town. Thank you all at PM Pediatrics!
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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Woburn MA
Sep 22, 2020 · Woburn, MA
Better than any urgent care or ER experience I’ve had to date—especially for kiddos!

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Latest Urgent Care Updates

Oct 31, 2022
A surge in respiratory syncytial virus is putting severe strain on children's hospitals nationwide. Hospitals first began seeing the unseasonable RSV rise in August. Now, many are reporting a case increase of over 300 percent compared to last month. (Becker's)
Oct 28, 2022
Flu-related hospitalizations nationwide have risen dramatically in recent weeks, reaching levels historically not seen until much later in flu season, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (NBC News)

Urgent Care FAQs

  • How much will an urgent care visit in Boston cost?

    The price charged at an urgent care, whether in Boston or elsewhere, will be based on the location, and there are no actual standard costs between the clinics. Assuming you are paying with cash, you might come across an urgent clinic that charges you $50 while another situated some mile away charges you $100 for the same services. The standard cost in urgent care where insurance cover is not involved ranges from $100 to $125. This price is generally the standard price of a visit before extra services. There are a couple of additional care services that could make your appointment to an urgent care costly including x-rays and lab tests, medications and injections (such as immunization), casting broken bones, as well as stitches and splints. If you have a viable insurance plan in place, the standard pay will be between $20 – 50 depending on your insurance coverage and whether you are in contact with the provider.

  • Are Boston urgent care centers open after hours?

    Most primary care doctor offices are open during routine work hours, Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Conversely, most of the urgent care centers in Boston are available after hours, on weekends, and many holidays. Typical urgent care hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily, although location-specific hours may vary. 

  • Do urgent care centers in Boston take appointments?

    Historically, urgent care centers were strictly an on-demand, walk-in healthcare service mode. More recently, as consumer behaviors and expectations have evolved, many urgent care clinics have begun offering book ahead visits, allowing consumers to select a same-day or next-day time that works best for their schedule. Use Solv to find a Boston urgent care center that offers advanced bookings (or appointments) and book online.

  • How do I book an appointment online with an urgent care in Boston?

    Solv allows Boston residents and visitors to book urgent care visits online with just a few taps. Same-day and next-day visit times are generally available, and you can search for real-time availability clinics.

  • How can I find an urgent care in Boston who takes my insurance?

    Solv allows you to find any of the urgent care and walk-in clinics in Boston, many of which accept most major commercial insurances. Just browse the clinics page to see if your carrier and plan is listed. If you are still unsure, it is best to contact the urgent care center directly for clarification.

  • Do Boston urgent care centers offer virtual visits or telemedicine?

    Many urgent care centers, including those in Boston, now offer virtual visits or telemedicine for residents and visitors throughout the state. Virtual urgent care visits are generally booked online whether in advance or on-demand. Clinics that do offer virtual care have a video icon on their profiles.

  • What is the best urgent care center in Boston?

    While it would be easy to provide a list of urgent care centers in and around Boston, 'best' is a challenging term to qualify. For some consumers, that could mean the closest location whereas other people may prioritize patient reviews, service costs, availability, or whether or not the provider accepts their insurance. With the list of locations above, use the filters provided to narrow the results to find the best urgent care for your needs.

  • What is urgent care?

    Urgent care are available to assist patients that are looking for immediate, convenient medical care. In that manner, they are similar to an emergency room. The difference, however, is that ERs are meant to treat major, life-threatening injuries and illnesses while urgent care centers manage life’s minor bruises and bumps. In simple terms, an urgent care is seen as a walk-in health center that focuses in offering non-emergent health care conditions, including the treatment of the typical illnesses and injuries such as fractures and sprains, cuts and burns, scrapes, stings and bites, flu and cold symptoms, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, and much more. Most urgent care facilities offer both diagnostic and preventive care such as well visits, immunizations, STD testing and annual physicals. For regular visits and check-ups on these clinics, you should expect to pay between $20 and $100. The good thing is that most urgent care clinics will accept major PPOs and insurance cover, Medicare, as well as self-pay in the form of credit cards or cash. Urgent care clinics are located in most parts of the country in various regions to offset emergency room visits and provide a gap in healthcare services. They take patients during all hours of operations, which offer a significant convenience to most people who have and continue to undergo the need for sudden and immediate medical attention.

Recent Urgent Care Reviews (20)

I have been to AFC Urgent Care in Chelmsford several times. Every time, my experience has been very positive. All visits have been very efficient. I have consistently felt cared for and valued. I highly recommend AFC Chelmsford.

- Verified patient on 7/21

I’m grateful Swampscott Urgent care accepted my health insurance. I’m very pleased with the care I received today. Outstanding care and no wait. I was in and out in 30 minutes

- Verified patient on 4/17

The Swampscott MA urgent care staff were professional and efficient. The online questionnaire was tedious--you have to revisit each question if you login twice in a day. This should be improved. I ended up having to trudge through each question four times because It wasn't clear how to arrange a required video call.

- Verified patient on 6/29

I have to say everyone in this urgent care was super friendly. Our nurse was so so sweet as well as the doctor. We had more laughs with the nurse. Definitely will be back if I need medical Care. Tom and Allison

- Verified patient on 3/8

My experiences with AFC Urgent Care in Arlington & Watertown have been consistently positive: efficient, effective encounters with highly proficient staff. The electronic interfaces have been easy to navigate. Thank you for the services and care you provide.

- Verified patient on 5/28

It was my First time using telemed for like a urgent care it went well once I figured it all out. Was able to get antibiotics now just waiting for them to work hopefully soon.

- Verified patient on 4/20

This place is great! So friendly and helpful even during these unusual times. The best urgent care around! I drive the 30minutes to go to Dedham than an urgent care in my town. Thank you all at PM Pediatrics!

- Verified patient on 7/28

Extremely helpful very courteous and caring staff I have been here a few times before I also bring my son here all around great facility for quick urgent care needs. Staff is very patient and truly cares about getting you better. I love that I feel like they really care about my health that's awesome.

- Verified patient on 9/13

The staff on last night was absolutely amazing! So caring and really cared about what was going on. Definitely skipping ER, and going to Lynn Urgent Care! Absolutely amazing feeling of medical team honestly caring for people! Thank you so much!

- Verified patient on 6/8

The staff were very friendly, I had a little bit of a wait but I understood with what's going on in the world. The nurse was great and the doctor answered every question I had. I wod highly recommend anyone to go here for urgent care.

- Verified patient on 4/7

Made my appointment online arrived on time finished my paperwork in my car went in checked in and they called my name in less than ten minutes. The nurse asked the questions she needed. She gave me an eye exam and the doctor came in and I was out of there in no time. Completely impressed with everyone and everything at the Lynn Urgent Care. Hopefully I won’t need to go there anytime soon but if I get sick that’s where I’ll be going.

- Verified patient on 1/28

We had a telehealth visit and then had to go to drive thru to be tested. All the people that I spoke with on the phone were very pleasant and professional. When we went for the test out back the person who did the test was so nice. After getting turned away from other places I was very happy with the people at AFC urgent care. Thank you for being so caring in a scary time in our lives!

- Verified patient on 9/19

Charity was great, and I was very happy to be able to have a telemedicine appointment. She was friendly and professional - very patient with me when I was trying to use the camera and show my leg. I feel that she listened to my concerns and didn't rush me. She was caring and sincere. I appreciated her mentioning a smaller ER closer to me after I shared my worries about going to the very busy main hospital. Nobody wants to be in an ER waiting room, especially during a pandemic. Also, she did a great job explaining that the problem could be life threatening, without panicking me. I followed her recommendation, and I will update her (it was fine). I rarely follow up with urgent care healthcare providers, but my very positive experience with her and my results would be good to share to share with her.

- Verified patient on 10/1

3 of us came to have a Covid test because we were exposed to a person who tested positive. Judy and Sam were wonderful and professional in their dealings with us. I would highly recommend this urgent care and the great staff who cared for us.

- Verified patient on 12/19

Best urgent care I have ever been to. The facility was very nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The positive attitude of the staff goes a long way in these not so pleasant times.

- Verified patient on 12/12

Lynn Urgent Care Best services and friendly Staff. Clinic is very clean and take care of all Covid precautions. Staff are very knowledgeable and following all necessary procedures. I highly recommend this Lynn urgent care during Covid pandemic.

- Verified patient on 12/20

I’ve been to AFC Urgent Care in Saugus 2 times before today & today I did a video chat. Each experience was very good & I feel well taken care of

- Verified patient on 4/2

100% Exelent I went to urgent care peabody a while ago and the experience with the personal was horrible they were mean and not helpful at all, All the opposite from your office so thank you

- Verified patient on 4/15

This was the first time I was seen at this urgent care and the doctor was running a little bit late but it wasn't extremely late and she was really friendly and the rest of the staff I talked was really friendly and helpful on helping me figure out telemedicine

- Verified patient on 5/16

Service was very prompt and extremely caring, helpful and informative. The staff were totally professional and so was the follow up process. My wife and I highly recommend AFC Urgent Care in Chelmsford and are pleased we drove 55 miles for the experience we received!

- Verified patient on 9/17

Urgent Care in Boston

Urgent care is Boston's best option for quality medical care when you need it, offering walk-in appointments during extended hours and on weekends. Solv even has clinic partners in the Boston-area that offer online scheduling, allowing you to book a visit convenient to your schedule and skip the wait.

Walk-in clinics provide a convenient, fast alternative to emergency rooms—even primary care providers—treating minor injuries and illnesses including strep throat, infections, cold and flu symptoms, allergies, rashes, burns, bites, and more. Additionally, most offer preventative care including annual well exams, lab testing, and vaccinations.

When you’re in need of medical care for a non-life threatening condition, trust the urgent care providers nearby. And whenever possible, make it easier by scheduling and managing your visit with Solv.

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.

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.

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