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1010 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 191331010 W Lehigh Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • SunClosed
  • Jun 19Closed
  • Jul 4Closed
4.58(565 reviews)
CityLife Health , Lehigh Avenue - 1010 W Lehigh Ave
The location was perfect, the facility was clean. All my questions were answered, and everyone was polite and helpful to would return and definitely recommend to my friends.

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6232 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 191396232 Market St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • SunClosed
  • Jun 19Closed
  • Jul 4Closed
4.52(542 reviews)
CityLife Health, Cobbs Creek - 6232 Market St
This is the first time ever that I’ve been able to be seen that quickly as a walk-in patient. I mean I was literally in & out like that!

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5000 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 191245000 Frankford Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • SunClosed
  • Jun 19Closed
  • Jul 4Closed
4.61(337 reviews)
CityLife Health, Frankford - 5000 Frankford Ave
I love coming here my favorite office they are quick and the staff is awesome they treated me with so much care like always and they treated my daughter with care it was her first time I will always come here

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701 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147701 S Broad St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Jul 4 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.47(19 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Philadelphia - 701 S Broad St
From start to finish the experience went smoothly.  Staff was amazing.

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2 S Black Horse Pike, Mount Ephraim, NJ 080592 S Black Horse Pike
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Jul 4 5:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.79(7.6k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

Highly Rated

Optum Urgent Care, Mount Ephraim - 2 S Black Horse Pike, Mount Ephraim
Had a 10:30 appointment was seen around 11. Not bad. Out by 11:30  well taken care of.

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363 W Browning Rd, Bellmawr, NJ 08031363 W Browning Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.85(3.2k reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Live Urgent Care, Bellmawr - 363 W Browning Rd
My son had soreness in his left. Live close to the Urgent Care so I went online to schedule an appt. The check in online was easy and smooth. When we got to the office we were greeted in the lobby. Waited maybe 5 min. Saw the doctor. She was great. He was diagnosed with an ear infection. I can’t say enough how pleased I was with the visit. I will definitely be coming again if needed. Thank you.

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2322 NJ-38, Cherry Hill, NJ 080022322 NJ-38
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Jul 4 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.68(6.4k reviews)
Optum Urgent Care, Cherry Hill - 2322 NJ-38, Cherry Hill
I was not feeling well. Walked in and was seen in 5 min. Everyone is always nice there and am very comfortable with tech and doctors

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165 S Black Horse Pike, Runnemede, NJ 08078165 S Black Horse Pike
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Jul 4 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.63(6.1k reviews)
Optum Urgent Care, Runnemede - 165 S Black Horse Pike, Runnemede
Hello! Everyone friendly from the receptionist to the person that took my vitals. . Didn’t have a long wait. Alexandra Jean very attentive, patient and efficient. She and took my call when I called hours later about the medicine. Keep up the great work.

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875 Mantua Pike, Woodbury, NJ 08096875 Mantua Pike
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Jul 4 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.73(6.8k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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Optum Urgent Care, Woodbury - 875 Mantua Pike, Woodbury
I have gone to Optum several times, and every visit has been easy and everyone is always friendly and professional. I feel that they listen and have always given me a good diagnosis that resolves the problem.

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1210 US-130, Cinnaminson, NJ 080771210 US-130
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Jul 4 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.58(5.5k reviews)
Optum Urgent Care, Cinnaminson - 1210 US-130, Cinnaminson
Looks like I seen a little blood under both locations in Cinnaminson and then had to run up to Willingboro to get an x-ray but I did notice they were blood underneath both of the examining room beds. Also, the doorhandles leading to the examination rooms going out were a little dirty, I clean for a living so I noticed things like this

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1585 The Fairway, Jenkintown, PA 190461585 The Fairway
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.67(57 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Jenkintown - 1585 The Fairway
This is my second time coming here and I love how quick they are and it’s so clean!! The girl at the front was super nice and the provider I saw Deb was wonderful!!

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3532 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 190733532 West Chester Pike
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.54(37 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Newtown Square - 3532 West Chester Pike
It was my first visit and I would highly recommend this as an alternative when your family doctor is unavailable. Great service and very professional. I was quite satisfied with my visit.

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295 NJ-73, Evesham, NJ 08053295 NJ-73
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Jul 4 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
4.58(95 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their friendly staff

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Marlton Crossing - 295 NJ-73
The easiest doctor visit ever!!! Very clean facility, great staff members.

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372 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087372 W Lancaster Ave
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Jul 4 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.82(900 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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IM | Health, Urgent Care, Family Practice & Physical Therapy - 372 W Lancaster Ave
My daughter rolled her ankle yesterday, so we made an appt for the next day. They took us in quickly and were very friendly and accommodating. They had her x rayed and bandaged up and we were on our way. The dr was great also.

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2019 Welsh Rd, Dresher, PA 190252019 Welsh Rd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.77(88 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Dresher - 2019 Welsh Rd
All staff were efficient, effective, and friendly/ professional.

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107 Town Center Rd, King Of Prussia, PA 19406107 Town Center Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.79(1.2k reviews)
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Live Urgent Care, King of Prussia  - 107 Town Center Rd, King Of Prussia
Just learned they preformed a pregnancy test on me without my knowledge or consent nor did they tell me the results of this test.  I was made aware on my insurance EOB from them billing my insurance company for it.  Absolutely unethical to be preforming tests without any knowledge or consent.

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4318 US-130, Willingboro, NJ 080464318 US-130
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Jul 4 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.47(5.6k reviews)
Optum Urgent Care, Willingboro - 4318 US-130, Willingboro
Long wait. I was a walk in. Check in was ok. Just the waiting. Too long. Bedside manner ok. Had insurance. Maybe.

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401 Horsham Rd, Horsham, PA 19044401 Horsham Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.66(669 reviews)
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Liberty Urgent Care, Horsham  - 401 Horsham Rd
Went to bed with a slight toothache and woke up with a swollen face. Was able to schedule an appointment online for first thing in the morning. When I got there the staff was very nice, I was seen within 20 min. The Dr. was very nice, I was done within a half hour. My script was sent over to my pharmacy. I would definitely go again and recommend. Nice experience.

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740 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936740 Bethlehem Pike
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 4 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5.0(26 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Montgomeryville - 740 Bethlehem Pike
Easy to schedule, they had a same day appt and I was able to book right at 9 am, staff and PA were SO nice, PA was informative and friendly, with great bedside manner and advice. My only opportunity area for this Urgent Care would be to reduce the wait time. It took 40 minutes before I even saw the PA from when I arrived with the 9 am appt. And all together I was there 1 hour and 30 minutes. PA was new and learning the ropes and computer systems, but this waiting time (with an appt) should look to be shortened in the future.

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2305 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 198032305 Concord Pike
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.7(6k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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ChristianaCare- GoHealth Urgent Care, Fairfax - 2305 Concord Pike

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About Professional Ear Wax Removal

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.

Ear Wax Removal FAQs

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

    Without insurance, an ear wax extraction in Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia area today.

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

    Regardless of the kind of doctor you are looking for for an eye exam, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for Philadelphia-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 Philadelphia?

    Same-day and next-day appointments for eye exams are available through Solv. Search for Philadelphia-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 Philadelphia?

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Philadelphia-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 Philadelphia?

    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 Philadelphia.

  • 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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