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NextCare Urgent Care, Columbia (Stadium Blvd)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.56(3.5k reviews)
403 N Stadium Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203403 N Stadium Blvd
OpenMon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
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NextCare Urgent Care, Columbia (Stadium Blvd)
Mar 07, 2020 · Columbia, MO
The staff at providence urgent care was friendly and caring. I'm from out of town and was referred to y'all from a family member .
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Express Care of JCMG, Stadium
Feb 19, 2020 · Jefferson City, MO
Wait time was normal, doctor listened and was attentive, the receptionist was a little rude (not the main building receptionist, but the urgent care receptionist), but the rest of the staff was friendly, building and restrooms were all clean and well kept, and most importantly we got the medical care we needed!! Using Solv services was very helpful since I have to drive a long distance (1 hour drive) to get to Urgent Care and compared to previously going to Urgent Care without an appointment everything went a lot smoother.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Columbia (Nifong Blvd)
Mar 21, 2020 · Columbia, MO
The nurses and doctor were very efficient, concerned with cleanliness and safety and thorough. They took time to listen to all of the symptoms and the situation. We felt reassured with the test results and the discharge instructions that were written down. Although they were scheduled to close 10 after our arrival, they stayed open to give my husband a flu test and results. This great care and service is why we always choose Providence Urgent Care!
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Express Care of JCMG, Elm
Oct 30, 2020 · Jefferson City, MO
My Dr. was not in the office so they told me to go to Urgent Care. If I had known I could call ahead and scheduled a time, I would have done that. We had a long wait time. It would have been nice to be sitting at home and leave when my appointment was getting close. The care was great and the staff was great.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Columbia (Stadium Blvd)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.56(3.5k reviews)
403 N Stadium Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203403 N Stadium Blvd
OpenMon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
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In for stitches went good.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Columbia (Nifong Blvd)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.42(5.1k reviews)
202 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203202 E Nifong Blvd
OpenMon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

The tech talked too slow but she was nice. The nurse practitioner listened to my needs as a patient and this made the care a lot more efficient than if we would’ve had to go through unnecessary testing. I knew what was wrong with me. So I’m glad she listened.
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Express Care of JCMG, Stadium

Express Care of JCMG

4.78(2.5k reviews)
1241 W Stadium Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 651091241 W Stadium Blvd
OpenMon 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Wait time less than half of expected..
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Express Care of JCMG, Elm

Express Care of JCMG

4.76(2.2k reviews)
1735 Elm Ct, Jefferson City, MO 651011735 Elm Ct
OpenMon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Got in and out. Efficient and professional.
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Columbia Urgent Care

Columbia Urgent Care

4.14(7 reviews)
619 N Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203619 N Providence Rd
OpenMon 9:00 am - 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
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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Recent patient review

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
OpenMon 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 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
OpenMon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Broadway Urgent Care

Broadway Urgent Care

4.5(8 reviews)
2003 W Broadway, Columbia, MO 652032003 W Broadway
OpenMon 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:30 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
OpenMon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sat12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Boone Medical Group Convenient Care

Boone Medical Group Convenient Care

900 W Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203900 W Nifong Blvd
OpenMon 8:00 am - 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
  • SatClosed
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Mizzou Urgent Care

Mizzou Urgent Care

3.0(4 reviews)
551 E Southampton Dr, Columbia, MO 65201551 E Southampton Dr
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I was seen quickly without an appointment. Staff were professional & caring.
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Fulton Medical Center

Fulton Medical Center

10 S Hospital Dr, Fulton, MO 6525110 S Hospital Dr
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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
OpenMon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Innovative Medical Clinic, Jefferson City

Innovative Medical Clinic

3218 W Edgewood Dr, Jefferson City, MO 651093218 W Edgewood Dr
OpenMon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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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
OpenMon 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Downtown Urgent Care Clinic

Downtown Urgent Care Clinic

220 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101220 Madison St
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Capital Region Physicians - Primary Care Clinic

Capital Region Physicians - Primary Care Clinic

1014 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 651011014 Madison St
OpenMon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Eastland Urgent Care Clinic

Eastland Urgent Care Clinic

915a Eastland Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65101915a Eastland Dr
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Urgent Care, Moberly

Urgent Care

1600 N Morley St, Moberly, MO 652701600 N Morley St
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Latest Urgent Care updates

Jun 15, 2022
Americans aged 50 and older are feeling the pressure of healthcare costs, with 4 in 10 concerned about their ability to pay for care and others forgoing treatment altogether, skipping prescriptions or cutting back on daily living expenses to afford healthcare. (Becker's)
Jun 15, 2022
BA.4 and BA.5 — "sister variants" of the original omicron strain — are gaining prevalence in the U.S. and now account for about 1 in 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, CDC data shows. (Becker's)

Urgent Care FAQs

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

    The price charged at an urgent care, whether in Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia urgent care center that offers advanced bookings (or appointments) and book online.

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

    Solv allows Columbia 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 Columbia who takes my insurance?

    Solv allows you to find any of the urgent care and walk-in clinics in Columbia, 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 Columbia urgent care centers offer virtual visits or telemedicine?

    Many urgent care centers, including those in Columbia, 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 Columbia?

    While it would be easy to provide a list of urgent care centers in and around Columbia, '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)

Came to Urgent Care at South Providence Family Practice. We were in and out quickly, for a nasal swab. Very convenient!!

- Verified patient on 12/28

Providence urgent care has a very professional friendly staff. The staff addressed my problem and listened to my concerns. I felt very safe from the corona virus as the facility was immaculate and the staff all wore mask. So thankful I chose Providence urgent care. Would definitely recommend it for my family and friends. Thank you so very much.

- Verified patient on 4/22

Had an appointment and still had to wait 20 minutes before being seen. This time was not for paperwork because I was in earlier in the week. Also, what’s the purpose of making the patient upload their ID and insurance online if you still require it at check in. Seems like a waste of time for the patient to even bother uploading it before hand. Receptionist kept coughing into her hand, patients at check in use the same clipboards and pens without any cleaning occurring between uses. After completing rapid test, had to wait 15+ minutes for the nurse practitioner to stop by for less than a minute. Overall took almost an hour for less than 5 minutes of required time. I would not recommend to others due to the lack of regard to being an URGENT care.

- Verified patient on 6/20

The Receptionist and our nurse where very helpful and friendly. When we need urgent care again will definitely come here. Mark and Kim P.

- Verified patient on 2/21

Staff is extremely kind. and courteous. Only Urgent care I go to!

- Verified patient on 4/22

Overall as great of an experience as an urgent care visit can be. The doctor was quick without being impatient or rude.

- Verified patient on 6/18

There is no urgency in the urgent care. Had an appointment, but still managed to be there an hour and a half. Never saw a doctor....20 minutes after nurse left room had to go out and find someone to remind them we were supposed to be getting x ray....they apologized and said they “spaced out”. I filled out forms online in advance of our appointment, but still had to repeat everything to the gal who took us back to the room. Front desk staff was friendly and efficient

- Verified patient on 10/3

For an urgent care, the wait time was not long. The check in process was efficient and staff/provider were great.

- Verified patient on 9/10

Providence Urgent Care is my go to, but I feel that they don’t always pay the most attention to my symptoms. I was in there two weeks ago complaining about a sore throat and drainage and they just gave me a general antibiotic. My sinus infection never went away, and I had to go back in today because of a side effect of my sinus infection that they did not catch or treat. This is especially frustrating because I had to take another hour out of my week to go back and pay another co-pay for a problem that should have been caught on my first visit.

- Verified patient on 2/10

The nurses and doctor were very efficient, concerned with cleanliness and safety and thorough. They took time to listen to all of the symptoms and the situation. We felt reassured with the test results and the discharge instructions that were written down. Although they were scheduled to close 10 after our arrival, they stayed open to give my husband a flu test and results. This great care and service is why we always choose Providence Urgent Care!

- Verified patient on 3/21

Everything went smooth. It was a busy day at urgent care so because of that I feel I was taken care of in a reasonable time.

- Verified patient on 6/16

It was a very quick and friendly experience. I highly recommend this Urgent Care facility to any and everyone. Thank you!

- Verified patient on 3/5

Went in talk to receptionists had problems with the new signing in system so she was fast to help,let me fill out papers instead and she filled it out on computer. Then after a short wait nurse come out to take me back to the room .She was always nice and polite even though I had hearing problems. Doctor came in with in minutes after nurse left, The whole visit took about 35 to 40 min. They also called in my meds fast so when I picked them up they were ready with out a wait . Very pleased will be back if I need urgent care again.

- Verified patient on 8/9

Went in for a Covid test, my appointment I signed up for ahead of time was at 4:30. It told me in a text multiple times that 4:30 was my estimated appointment time. They asked me to wait in the car because I was symptomatic, no big deal. I ended up waiting just over an hour in the car and then another hour to receive results for one of the tests. Had it not been for the long wait times, I would’ve been happy about the visit. I would have no problem if they honestly told me how long I was gonna wait. A sick person doesn’t need to be waiting forever at an urgent care, they need to be at home in bed.

- Verified patient on 9/26

Waited 50 minutes in the empty lobby to see someone only to be recommended to different facility at 5:00 pm on a Friday. If anyone in the staff had moved 1 minute faster with a sense of urgency (I said I was in pain) I could have actually contacted the other office instead of now waiting until the weekend is over with zero options besides the hospitals. Nothing urgent about urgent care.

- Verified patient on 2/26

First time at this Urgent Care. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Thank you 😊

- Verified patient on 7/9

Easy appointment and seen within reasonable time frame. Great staff! Providence Urgent Care utilized great precautions given the current healthcare crisis.

- Verified patient on 4/5

Best urgent care ever!!

- Verified patient on 6/29

They are always so nice and amazing with my kids!!! Even feeling awful from illness we always get a good laugh in there!!! They're extremely caring and the facility is always very clean!!! And it's so easy to get checked in , get in a room, and in no time you're done!!!! This is by far the best urgent care I've ever been too....I actually don't even goto their regular doctor office unless it's their regular check ups I'd rather come here because I feel extremely comfortable and not judged at all!!!! Family feel!!! :) Thank you for all your help!!!

- Verified patient on 5/13

The staff at providence urgent care was friendly and caring. I'm from out of town and was referred to y'all from a family member .

- Verified patient on 3/7

Urgent Care in Columbia

Urgent care is Columbia'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 Columbia-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.

    Rob Rohatsch
    Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

    Updated on Jul 25, 22

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