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NextCare Urgent Care, Columbia (Stadium Blvd)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.57(3.4k reviews)
403 N Stadium Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203403 N Stadium Blvd
OpenTue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
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Urgent care is urgent care. It’s not a doctors appointment & even with those you still wait. My wait was not that bad. The front office staff (blonde woman) was very sweet. I booked my appointment ahead of time. Highly recommend doing that or else you’ll wait a lot longer.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Columbia (Stadium Blvd)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.57(3.4k reviews)
403 N Stadium Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203403 N Stadium Blvd
OpenTue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Urgent care is urgent care. It’s not a doctors appointment & even with those you still wait. My wait was not that bad. The front office staff (blonde woman) was very sweet. I booked my appointment ahead of time. Highly recommend doing that or else you’ll wait a lot longer.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Columbia (Nifong Blvd)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.42(5k reviews)
202 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203202 E Nifong Blvd
OpenTue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
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This is a good place for care. Great staff great docs that listen to your concerns Their appointment system does not work well. Our appointment was for 3:00. It’s now 5:30 and I am still here.
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Pediatric Express Care of JCMG

Pediatric Express Care of JCMG

4.82(540 reviews)
1241 W Stadium Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 651091241 W Stadium Blvd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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We’ve had Angie multiple times and she always impresses us with her patience and professionalism!
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Express Care of JCMG, Stadium

Express Care of JCMG

4.78(2.3k reviews)
1241 W Stadium Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 651091241 W Stadium Blvd
OpenTue 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Tue 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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I am impressed with the level of service and caring for my health. Good bed side service. Low co pay. Definitely will recommend. Wow wonderful wait time - none. Just walked in. Good service. I just paid a copay - so no problem. Yes will recommend. Blessed no wait time. Easy check in. Just walked in.
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Express Care of JCMG, Elm

Express Care of JCMG

4.77(2.1k reviews)
1735 Elm Ct, Jefferson City, MO 651011735 Elm Ct
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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I went to check in and the receptionist said 2 hour wait. So we went to get something to eat. We had just received our food and the clinic called and said they were ready for me...it hadn't even been 30 minutes. The receptionist then tells me I wasn't supposed to leave the premises. If it's a two hour wait then I should be able to be notified via the app 15 minutes before the doctor will be ready to see me. Seems unreasonable for me to wait this long in a room full of sick people. Why have the app if you aren't using it? When I was called the app said there were still 8 people in front of me. Doctor was great!!!
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Columbia Urgent Care

Columbia Urgent Care

4.14(7 reviews)
619 N Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203619 N Providence Rd
OpenTue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Very friendly environment, everyone was was awesome with helping me out
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University Physicians - Urgent Care

University Physicians - Urgent Care

1020 Hitt St, Columbia, MO 652121020 Hitt St
OpenTue 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Boone Medical Group Convenient Care

Boone Medical Group Convenient Care

601 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO 65201601 Business Loop 70 W
OpenTue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Broadway Urgent Care

Broadway Urgent Care

4.5(8 reviews)
2003 W Broadway, Columbia, MO 652032003 W Broadway
OpenTue 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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  • Sat 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Mizzou Quick Care

Mizzou Quick Care

25 Conley Rd, Columbia, MO 6520125 Conley Rd
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Children's Hospital Urgent Care

Children's Hospital Urgent Care

404 N Keene St, Columbia, MO 65201404 N Keene St
OpenTue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mizzou Quick Care

Mizzou Quick Care

3100 W Broadway, Columbia, MO 652033100 W Broadway
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mizzou Quick Care

Mizzou Quick Care

5.0(1 reviews)
405 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201405 E Nifong Blvd
OpenTue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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I appreciate greatly the thorough and compassionate care they provide.
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Boone Medical Group Convenient Care

Boone Medical Group Convenient Care

900 W Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203900 W Nifong Blvd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mizzou Urgent Care

Mizzou Urgent Care

2.33(3 reviews)
551 E Southampton Dr, Columbia, MO 65201551 E Southampton Dr
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Capital Region Medical Center

Capital Region Medical Center

3308 W Edgewood Dr, Jefferson City, MO 651093308 W Edgewood Dr
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SSM Health Mexico Urgent Care

SSM Health Mexico Urgent Care

5.0(1 reviews)
3626 S Clark St, Mexico, MO 652653626 S Clark St
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Recent patient review

Exceptional experience! Had a British fellow for a Doc. Knew exactly what to do...great Doctor!! It was very busy, and people were complaining about having to wait. Emergency Rooms can have very long wait times. We are lucky to have this in Mexico!
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SSM Health Jefferson City Urgent Care

SSM Health Jefferson City Urgent Care

2511 W Edgewood Dr, Jefferson City, MO 651092511 W Edgewood Dr
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Ear Wax Removal FAQs

  • How much does an ear wax removal cost in Columbia?

    Without insurance, an ear wax extraction in Columbia can cost between $40 and $110. If your insurance covers ear wax removal, you will typically only be responsible for a $5 to $75 copay.

  • Is ear wax removal covered by my insurance?

    Ear wax extractions and consultations with ENT specialists are sometimes covered by insurance, especially if your problem is severe. Book a consultation and check your coverage in the Columbia area today.

  • How can I book an ear wax removal in Columbia?

    Regardless of the kind of doctor you are looking for for an eye exam, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for Columbia-area eye doctors, find a provider, and book the most convenient time for you. Be sure to include any pertinent issues you are dealing with and include “eye exam” as your reason for visit.

  • Can I make a same-day appointment for ear wax removal in Columbia?

    Same-day and next-day appointments for eye exams are available through Solv. Search for Columbia-area doctors, find a provider, and book an ear wax removal as early as today.

  • How do I find the top-rated ENT specialists in Columbia?

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Columbia-area ENT specialists to ensure the clinics provided meet our standards. Search for an ENT specialist, see what previous patients think, and book an ear-wax removal with a top-rated doctor today!

  • Who should get an ear wax removed?

    Individuals who are experiencing hearing loss, ear pain, leakage, or unusual coughs should book an appointment for an ear wax extraction.

  • Are video visits available with ENT specialists in Columbia?

    While a thorough ENT examination cannot be performed over video, your doctor can evaluate you or your child for most concerns, such as loss of hearing, ear pain, leakage or other basic concerns using telemedicine. They can discuss a care plan, prescribe ear wax softeners, and recommend an in-person visit if deemed necessary, all while you are safe and comfortable at home in Columbia.

  • Are video visits with ENT specialists covered by my insurance?

    Telemedicine ear wax removal consultation coverage will vary depending on your circumstances. Typically, if your insurance will not cover an in-person visit, it won’t cover similar appointments via telehealth. Since routine ENT consultations are usually covered by medical insurance, it is likely video visits with ENTs will be similarly covered.

  • If ear wax is removed, will my hearing improve?

    According to the National Library of Medicine, clearing the ear wax obstruction usually restores your hearing completely. Hearing loss is commonly caused by ear wax buildup and lasts until your ears are cleaned.

  • What will happen if I don’t clean my ears?

    You may develop an excessive amount of ear wax if you do not clean your ears on a regular basis. Pain or itching in the ear, ringing in the ear, and a feeling that the ear is full or clogged are all symptoms of too much ear wax, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to the National Institutes of Health, if you do not clean your ears, you may experience odor or discharge from the ear, as well as hearing loss.

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Dirt, bacteria, and other small particles that could irritate your ear canal and cause hearing loss are shielded by ear wax. On the other side, too much ear wax can obstruct your ear canal and cause hearing loss. Knowing how to safely and effectively remove ear wax can help you safeguard your hearing and ear health.

Why do we have ear wax?

Ear wax is a natural substance that protects your ears by trapping microscopic debris like dust and bacteria that might otherwise injure them. According to the National Library of Medicine, ear wax also protects the sensitive skin inside your ear canal from water-related irritation (NLM).

As it moves from the inside of your ears to the outside of the ear canal, ear wax gathers dead skin cells, debris, and hair. According to Harvard Medical School, ear wax has antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it an effective natural ear cleanser. It continues by stating that if your ears do not produce or hold enough ear wax, they will be itchy and unpleasant.

Treatment of a common ear condition

Ear wax removal, according to the National Library of Medicine, can help you prevent and avoid hearing loss. According to the National Library of Medicine, most cases of ear wax buildup can be treated at home using treatments that soften the wax so it can be easily removed or washed out. It goes on to state that you may need to seek medical help in some circumstances to avoid injuring your ears or causing an infection.

According to the National Library of Medicine, hearing loss caused by ear wax buildup is usually temporary and disappears after the blockage is removed. Hearing loss that persists after wax removal should be checked and treated by a physician.

The side effects of excessive ear wax

Excessive ear wax can cause ear discomfort and hearing problems, according to the National Library of Medicine. According to the National Library of Medicine, ear wax buildup is associated with ear pain, a perception of blocked ears, and tinnitus (inner ear noises). It's also possible that you have a partial hearing loss that gets worse with time.

The development of ear wax

Ear wax is also known as cerumen. It is a mixture of secretions from sebaceous glands and sweat glands in the outer ear canal's walls, according to Harvard Medical School.

Secretions flow through the inner ear canal and into the outer ear canal when you chew or talk with your jaw, where they dry out and flake. This allows older ear wax deposits to flow out or be removed more easily, according to Harvard Medical School.

Where wax comes from

According to Harvard Medical School, ear wax is a natural ear cleanser produced by glands in the ear canal to protect your ears from harmful dirt and other waste. No one knows why some people have more ear wax problems than others, according to the article.

Older adults with coarse, wiry hairs in their ears have more ear wax buildup problems than others, according to the University of Texas at Austin. Because some hearing aids are designed in such a way that wax cannot easily flow out of the ear canal, hearing aid users have more ear wax than non-users.

Ear wax removal tips

Cotton swabs are frequently used to remove ear wax buildup. Many medical experts advise against using this treatment, according to UC San Diego, because it can push wax deeper into the ear canal. It goes on to state that using wax-softening ear drops, which can be obtained at practically any pharmacy, is the easiest way to clean your ears.

To soften ear wax, the National Library of Medicine suggests using baby oil or mineral oil. With a small piece of cloth or tissue wrapped around your finger, you may simply remove the wax from the outer ear canal once you can see it.

The National Library of Medicine recommends consulting a doctor if you're having problems removing ear wax. A doctor can employ other irrigation procedures, as well as a curette or suction equipment, to remove ear wax.

Tips for hearing-aid wearers

Hearing aid users should have their ear canals inspected for additional wax every three to six months, according to the National Library of Medicine. Ear wax is responsible for 60 percent to 70% of hearing aid degradation, according to Harvard Medical School. If you wear a hearing aid, have your doctor check your ears for ear wax buildup at least once every six months.

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Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Jun 25, 22

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