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4.53(6.4k reviews)
5504 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871105504 Menaul Blvd NE
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It was a bit of a wait but it was well worth it they took great care of me listened to what I said and gave me great advice.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Petroglyph
Feb 21, 2020 · Albuquerque, NM
Excellent. We are from out of state visiting family in Rio Rancho and couldn’t have found a better urgent care our insurance was accepted as well! Thank you for the excellent cate & service!
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NextCare Urgent Care, Unser
Feb 26, 2020 · Albuquerque, NM
I was seen in a timely manner and the staff was kind and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this urgent care.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Menaul
Mar 27, 2020 · Albuquerque, NM
I had such an incredible experience. With all of the anxiety and craziness surrounding the pandemic, I was a little anxious going in. They by far had the friendliest urgent care staff I’ve ever had the privilege to work with. I was in and out quickly, with minimal wait times. My provider was understanding, thorough, and kind. I felt instantly relieved just being heard and listened to. I highly recommend this Urgent Care! Thank you so much for all you do. Keep up the amazing work!
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NextCare Urgent Care, Rio Rancho
Mar 27, 2020 · Rio Rancho, NM
Better than Duke city urgent care. Duke City urgent care were very unprofessional with the way my medical issue was handled. This office takes covid19 precautions serious which is a big plus.
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4.53(6.4k reviews)
5504 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871105504 Menaul Blvd NE
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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It was a bit of a wait but it was well worth it they took great care of me listened to what I said and gave me great advice.

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3111 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871113111 Eubank Blvd NE
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4.71(5.9k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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8201 Golf Course Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 871208201 Golf Course Rd NW
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

My visit today was very fast and efficient. The staff treated me very kindly as well! I was able to receive the proper care I needed. Thank you!

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4.59(3.6k reviews)
1800 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 871201800 Unser Blvd NW
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Got in and out very fast without an appointment for a covid test. Very friendly, professional, and clean.

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4.55(6.5k reviews)
1630 Rio Rancho Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 871241630 Rio Rancho Blvd SE
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The two front desk girls were amazing. I work in a hospital and their care and compassion was on point! Even though I waited two hours before being seen with a appt, not appt. It's a UC you expect to wait, played my TV shows and continued to wait. I know parents get sick, but they should not be allowed to leave kids unattended in the waiting room. (My opinion) There was two and the little boy was very unruly which is not good with a lobby full of people who do not feel well to start with. But besides that great experience and wonderful staff!

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3101 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871073101 Menaul Blvd NE
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801 Encino Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102801 Encino Pl NE
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3911 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 871073911 4th St NW
OpenMon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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2.5(5 reviews)
3811 Commons Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 871093811 Commons Ave NE
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1100 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 871061100 Central Ave SE
OpenMon 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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2.33(3 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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1001 Silver Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 871061001 Silver Ave SE
OpenMon 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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7170 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871097170 Montgomery Blvd NE
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1.5(4 reviews)
5700 Harper Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 871095700 Harper Dr NE
OpenMon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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5700 Harper Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 871095700 Harper Dr NE
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7788 Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque, NM 871097788 Jefferson St NE
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8208 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871138208 Louisiana Blvd NE
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8801 Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque, NM 871138801 Jefferson St NE
OpenMon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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4.0(4 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

5850 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871115850 Eubank Blvd NE
OpenMon 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I am so sick. Went here and was given excellent care. The nurse was excellent and the nurse practitioner was knowledgeable, kind, and humorous. I needed that! I’ve got the bad flu and they put me on fluids. I feel better.

3.38(8 reviews)
7920 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 871227920 Carmel Ave NE
OpenMon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I was seen at this urgent care clinic by nurse practitioner “Nellie” and registered by Jessica. My daughter made the appointment and we were to be seen in an hour. Ms. Nellie diagnosed my shingles and treated me for same. I cannot thank her enough for her care as I had been misdiagnosed at another PHS clinic in Clovis. I hope she and Jessica as well as the assessment RN receive notice of my thanks! Date of service March 16, 2019. WELL DONE!!! Marian Lee Smith

3901 Atrisco Dr NW, Albuquerque, NM 871203901 Atrisco Dr NW
OpenMon 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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)
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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 Albuquerque cost?

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

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

    Solv allows Albuquerque 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 Albuquerque who takes my insurance?

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

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

    While it would be easy to provide a list of urgent care centers in and around Albuquerque, '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 used this Urgent Care prior to today and been very happy and satisfied. However today was absolutely awful! The PA had no bedside manner and was quite rude and literally provided no care for my illness. I had to ask him to check my sore throat or he would have just sent me on my way. He actually asked me what was I doing at this facility. I left in tears. He needs a few lessons on how to treat people.

- Verified patient on 11/19

They staff were very nice. They made me feel like they cared that I wasn't feeling good. They made sure I was comfortable and were very efficient. Honestly this was the nicest and most professional urgent care experiences I've ever had (and I've had alot)!! If you want a clean urgent care, with friendly staff and a very knowledgeable and caring doctor then I recommend that you go to Golf Course nextcare urgent care!! Thank you again for all your help!!!

- Verified patient on 4/27

They got us in right away, took good csre of my daughter who had an injured hand and everyone was really professional and caring. It is an excellent place to go for urgent care needs.

- Verified patient on 5/17

By far one of the best experiences at a urgent care. Extremely polite people who go over and beyond to make your experience good.... was in so much pain but they had me laughing 😁

- Verified patient on 5/12

Switched insurance companies so I had to find a new urgent care facility. Came across Next Care and was pleasantly surprised. The facility was clean, minimal wait time and the provider was knowledgeable. I was in and out in less than an hour. I will return here and also recommend care here.

- Verified patient on 1/6

The doctor put my mind at ease about the seriousness of the numbness in my hands. He explained that urgent care is not equipped to do tests for things like fibromyalgia, and that if it gets worse to go to the ER.

- Verified patient on 11/1

My urgent care visit was very quick and easy, staff and doctors were very helpful. They have an electronic check in system - it was super easy and quick to fill out my new patient info.

- Verified patient on 4/13

I was feeling really awful, literally too sick to make it to the closest Urgent Care, so I was thrilled to find a Telehealth option. The P.A. was kind and efficient, so that within an hour I had my medication and instructions, and 6hrs later I was feeling better than I had in several days! So very grateful

- Verified patient on 8/29

I will definitely go to this urgent care of I need to. The staff were friendly and the wait was not long. The doctor was very friendly I felt relaxed and calm. I always get nervous when I visit the doctor.

- Verified patient on 9/30

Awesome! I’ve never done a tele call and it was great given the pandemic. I didn’t want to bother by going in to the urgent care and taking up resources for other people with worse issues. The provider was awesome and friendly, he got my symptoms down and prescription ready so fast. Thank you!

- Verified patient on 5/4

It was the best Urgent Care I have experienced. At other Urgent Care Facilities, I would have waited hours before seen by a physician. At NextCare, I was seen within minutes from arrival. This was the best Urgent Care that I have experienced.

- Verified patient on 4/3

There were quite a few people, but it seemed to be moving along at about 1 person every 15 minutes. The PA that I saw is wonderful! His name is Ryan and I’m always grateful it’s him that I get to see! I was in and out within an hour and for an urgent care that’s pretty good!

- Verified patient on 3/9

This is the best urgent care I have ever been to don't change a thing, thank you so much when you don't feel well it's nice to have people being so kind and patient.

- Verified patient on 2/25

Great in all aspects. I consider this Urgent Care Center to be my primary care doctor. Please never go out of business. I want you to be here for me whenever I need you.

- Verified patient on 5/16

I have never been in a clinic that was so friendly! This was my first time there and it definitely didn’t have the urgent care/clinic feel. It was very clean and I can’t say enough how friendly everyone was.

- Verified patient on 6/9

I had such an incredible experience. With all of the anxiety and craziness surrounding the pandemic, I was a little anxious going in. They by far had the friendliest urgent care staff I’ve ever had the privilege to work with. I was in and out quickly, with minimal wait times. My provider was understanding, thorough, and kind. I felt instantly relieved just being heard and listened to. I highly recommend this Urgent Care! Thank you so much for all you do. Keep up the amazing work!

- Verified patient on 3/27

Let me start by saying that our family always comes to next care for when we need urgent care. The doctor I saw today was wonderful and did an excellent job assessing my symptoms and evaluating my problem. She was kind and gentle and explained everything she said in detail. My triage nurse, however, was extremely unprofessional. She asked what medication I was on and when I explained to her why I was taking it, she brought up politics. She went on about how the former president is an idiot. When I told her I felt the opposite and that I liked our former president, she kept at it, saying he’s not the sharpest crayon in the box and how he wouldn’t shut his mouth. I came to NextCare because I was not feeling well, not to be shamed and spoken down to. That is no place to talk politics, it is a place for care. She needs to keep those thoughts to herself and out of her bedside chit chat.

- Verified patient on 7/19

Is this a mistake? I have not scheduled an appointment at Nextcare Urgent Care. Is this a mistake? I have not scheduled an appointment at Nextcare Urgent Care. Is this a mistake? I have not scheduled an appointment at Nextcare Urgent Care. Is this a mistake? I have not scheduled an appointment at Nextcare Urgent Care.

- Verified patient on 1/3

Overall a pretty good experience with NextCare Urgent Care through Solv. My only objection would be the required entry of credit card information without any sort of projected cost. I'm uncomfortable providing my CC without knowing if or for how much it will be charged. Even a ballpark estimate would be nice. Other than that it was good.

- Verified patient on 7/12

Excellent. We are from out of state visiting family in Rio Rancho and couldn’t have found a better urgent care our insurance was accepted as well! Thank you for the excellent cate & service!

- Verified patient on 2/21

Urgent Care in Albuquerque

Urgent care is Albuquerque'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 Albuquerque-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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