Healthcare in New York has always been a big deal. As early as the '90s, there was been hopeful legislation designed to provide affordable healthcare, and in 2012, 70 lawmakers in the state sponsored the Single Payer Medicare-for-All proposal. It was deemed necessary because, even in bustling New York City, there are areas that lack primary care physicians.

Healthcare in New York

While large towns and cities such as Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo have a wealth of hospitals and healthcare systems such as Bassett, St. Mary's and New York-Presbyterian have representation in many areas, there are rural sections of the state without adequate medical facilities.

New York winters often lead to problems with the young and the elderly, whether the health issues involve debilitating flu seasons or injuries caused by snow removal, cold temperatures, and inadequate heating. The summers can lead to outbreaks of meningitis or Lyme disease during any given year, and heat stroke is a common problem.

Migrant workers who pick fruit or harvest on the state's many sprawling farms fall victim to any number of problems, but don't always have the necessary coverage to take care of their problems. They also fear going to hospitals and private doctors offices.

Urgent Care in New York

As a result, many residents, especially those in Upstate and Central New York, often prefer going to urgent care centers for their woes. In some areas, such as Little Falls and Dolgeville, the nearest fully equipped hospital is 30 miles away, yet there's an urgent care in the next town over. There, residents can get the treatment they need without paying out fees they simply can't afford, nor do they have to risk driving far for immediate care.

Walk-in Clinics in New York

In New York City, like most everything else, urgent care centers are in abundance. Additionally, other types of walk-in clinics, such as retail clinics are available for lower cost options given their staffing differences. So, despite having one of the more robust hospital environments in the world, New York residents and visitors have plenty of walk-in clinic options available for most healthcare needs.

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 New York

  • Urgent & Primary Care East Greenbush

    Urgent & Primary Care East Greenbush

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    598 Columbia Turnpike East Greenbush, NY 12061
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    Open Monday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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    Reviewed on Dec 2019

    Dr. B and staff have been my primary care facilitators for >8 years. I have a calming reassuring experience every time I visit. 😁

  • Cure Urgent Care, Upper East Side

    Cure Urgent Care, Upper East Side

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    Business Address
    175 E 96th St New York, NY 10128
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    Open from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm today
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    Reviewed on Mar 2019

    Had visit Cure again..I must say Syeda my medical ass. Has always been so polite and breathtaking you can see shes loving and caring would recommend her to any Medical facility..and Dr. Jarrett what can I say about him..🤗..Thank you guys for being so professional..

Cities in New York with Urgent Care

There are 993 cities in New York with at least 1 urgent care center.
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Neighborhoods in New York with Urgent Care

There are 820 neighborhoods in New York with at least 1 urgent care center.


Zip Codes in New York with Urgent Care

There are 1173 zip codes in New York with at least 1 urgent care center.

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