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1135 N Loop Dr, Waco, TX 767051135 N Loop Dr
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Dr. Ball was excellent. He listened to my issue. Told me what I needed to do. Took care of me in the right manner. I wish, he could be my primary doctor. He was awesome. All the staff was extremely wonderful.
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1135 N Loop Dr, Waco, TX 767051135 N Loop Dr
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Dr. Ball was excellent. He listened to my issue. Told me what I needed to do. Took care of me in the right manner. I wish, he could be my primary doctor. He was awesome. All the staff was extremely wonderful.

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1201 Hewitt Dr, Waco, TX 767121201 Hewitt Dr
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This was the best experience I have had in a medical facility in years. Both the nurse and doctor were extremely friendly, funny, and conversational. Thank you!!

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221 N Jack Kultgen Expy, Waco, TX 76704221 N Jack Kultgen Expy
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2304 Marketplace Dr, Waco, TX 767112304 Marketplace Dr
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5400 Crosslake Pkwy, Waco, TX 767125400 Crosslake Pkwy
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7003 Woodway Dr, Woodway, TX 767127003 Woodway Dr
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The staff is very friendly and compassionate. Even during the Covid crisis, they were able to see sick and well patients with safe practices. I would recommend to anyone!

1135 TX-340 Loop, Waco, TX 767051135 TX-340 Loop
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851 N Loop 340, Waco, TX 76705851 N Loop 340
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9110 Jordan Ln, Woodway, TX 767129110 Jordan Ln
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200 N San Jacinto St, Whitney, TX 76692200 N San Jacinto St
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1551 W Central Ave, Temple, TX 765041551 W Central Ave
OpenFri 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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No wait time just filling out my paperwork they accepted my insurance, got me back within 5 minutes and due to covid a lot of people are scared to look at me! The staff here treated me very well Dr. Stiles took his time to insure that I left feeling better. When I went in there my pain was a 10 after I left my had subsided to a 5. They didn’t try to charge me for anything extra great group of people.

7010 W Adams Ave, Temple, TX 765027010 W Adams Ave
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1815 S 31st St, Temple, TX 765081815 S 31st St
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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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Urgent Care FAQs

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

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

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

    Solv allows Waco 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 Waco who takes my insurance?

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

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

    While it would be easy to provide a list of urgent care centers in and around Waco, '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 was unsure about doing a virtual visit for a rapidly spreading rash, however, I spoke with the doctor in less time that it would have taken me to drive to the clinic! He guided me through showing him the areas of concern and was able to identify it and explain to us what need to be done. He was very professional but yet we were still treated as valued patients as we always feel when we have to visit the urgent care. He sent our scripts over and we were completely done in less than 25 minutes from the time I began filling out the online request! I would definitely do the video visitation in the future.

- Verified patient on 5/13

I was never treated, the dr.sent me to hospital to get x rays done and come back the next day, I got the x rays done and went back to urgent care ctr, no one knew what I was there for, the Dr . I saw that ordered the x rays was not working,so I was never treated, they never called me, so I paid for office visit and x rays ND was never treated, no word was left about me about me the next day. They were totally unprofessional.

- Verified patient on 5/9

I have never seen a doctor like this before. I was a bit apprehensive, but with COVID I didn’t want to go to the ER or urgent care. Dr. Daniel was very nice and quick. Thank you!

- Verified patient on 5/23

Dr. P. was very plain, spoke matter of fact and instructed me to be seen. Headed to urgent care now.

- Verified patient on 6/20

Urgent care is always a good experience: friendly and courteous .Listen to your problem, Give efficient exam and diagnosis! So glad they are here to turn to!

- Verified patient on 11/29

I went in for a pregnancy confirmation and it was the best experience ever. Thank you so much for making my experience fun and exciting. I only wish this facility could be more than just a urgent care facility like my primary physician. The facility was super clean and staff very professional and went the extra mile to serve my needs.

- Verified patient on 6/18

Every time I go to urgent care the staff is very friendly , kind & caring. I would recommend anybody to go to urgent care better than going to a hospital if can be treated there. Thanks Urgent Care For Your Kind & Caring Service!!!!

- Verified patient on 1/22

I was only in the urgent care for about 30 minutes because no one else was there. The staff is always nice and helpful all the way around.

- Verified patient on 1/30

I am so glad we have Central Texas Urgent Care, they were wonderful, everyone was very kind and took really good care of me.

- Verified patient on 11/25

Very pleasant and friendly staff and the facility is super clean. I'm happy that we have such good quality of urgent care in China Spring. Wait time was not an issue, I was seen quickly after arriving.

- Verified patient on 12/10

Was told to just go across to urgent care, so now I’m paying for two visits for the same purpose. Waste of money and time.

- Verified patient on 2/21

Urgent Care is a place I now choose fire my medical needs. The girls out front are sweet and get their job done! Harris is not only professional, but caring and understanding with her patients. She is knowledgeable and has helped me n family when we seek medical attention. I went to the facility on Monday, November 23. They were busy and Harris was not in that day. There was a male NP attending patients. I did not get his name. Well I really didn’t think I got the medical attention I was looking for. He was rushing, I am post Covid so my voice is not normal, I shake and my oxygen levels drop when I do things. He looked frustrated. I wasn’t even given chance to tell him what all was wrong with me. He did take chest X-ray. Then proceeded in sending me to the ER, where I waited 3.5 hours while people with Covid and lord knows what where walking in and some had no mask. So I walked out, did not want to go through that illness again. I just felt like he didn’t want to deal with me so passed me on. I know my lungs are weak and need oxygen at home... I was in tuba Ted 15 days in icu and spent time in rehabilitation hospital to walk and talk again! Why not just get me some oxygen to go home ? Anyway, Now I’ll be suffering until After Thanksgiving! I’ve always told my staff.. off you do not love what you do, then go find it!

- Verified patient on 11/25

Dr. Marco Vela excellent dr great sense if humor. I saw him fir the 1st time at Urgent care ❤ he took care if me and my pain in mt ears with antibiotics and a wonderful shot for pain. As for thw staff @ Urgent Care wonderful and polite. But staff at Dr Habers off the FRONT desk people and the off staff very RUDE. One of them told me i have to hear this all the time. I said well this should tell you something is not right.i told her its sad to hear yoy say this so i will maje sure Dr Milton hears about this cause he probably doesn't even know whats happening in his off. We have been patients of his for over thirty plus yrs. She hanged up phone twice left me on hold and then she put someone else to take my appt fir me and my husband Adan ana Maria Guajardo we LOVE DR HABER HE IS A EXCELLENT DR AND I TOLD HER I AM SURE IF HE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON HE WOULD TELL YOU ALL TO BE MORE COURTEOUS ESP SINCE HE HAS MANY OLDER PATIENTS LIKE US IN THE MID 60 AND ALL THIS VIRTUAL OFF VISITS IS NEW TO US W THIS PANDEMIC AND WE EXPECT AND DESERVE TO BE TREATED NICELY. IF UT WAS UP TO US WE WOULD STICK TO SEEING HIM IN PERSON HE IS ALWAYS FRIENDLY. SO TELL STAFF TO PUT THEMSELVES IN OUR SHOES. AND TO BE NICER, CAUSE IT WOULD BE SAD TO HAVE TO CHG DR AFTER 30 PLUS HE KNOWS ALL OUR HISTORY AND IS PART IF OUR LIVES HE IS LIKE FAMILY TO US.

- Verified patient on 1/12

Had to wait longer than I preferred, but ea staff mbr was kind & helpful. After I said something abt my wait, they called me in. I WAS anxious abt potential exposure to the coronavirus at an urgent care/testing facility, so maybe I was impatient. Thanks for the service.

- Verified patient on 7/16

This was our first experience at this pedi urgent care and I was very impressed. The staff was incredible and so accommodating to us. Our 6 yr old came in with strep symptoms and was in a lot of pain and discomfort. They accommodated her immediately to ensure she was comfortable while we waited our turn. Even letting her lay down in a vacant room while we waited. They checked on us periodically to let us know where we stood in line and talked so kindly to both of us. Best urgent care experience by far. I have 2 suggestions - 1. Since it’s a pedi focused urgent care it would be lovely to have bright and colorful decor surrounding us while we waited. The walls were completely bare and beige. Something simple like color and bright pictures but can really change a mood. 2. Instead of offering a sucker at the end (with the stickers - thank you) offer brave little boys and girls a toy. I understand the reason to reward them but if their immune system is already compromised it’s not a good idea to introduce high fructose corn syrup, sugar and dyes into their system that’s already fighting. A silly cheap toy would be just as rewarding without being detrimental. The stickers were great though and definitely made her smile!! Overall- really positive experience!!

- Verified patient on 2/7

I reported to the front desk and told them I had an appointment to be tested at 7 pm. I was told to wait outside and I would receive a text when they were ready to see me. On the website I saw where I could fill out some paperwork which I did. The front desk came out to get me and asked for my paperwork. I told them that I had filled it out on line. The young lady said”ok, we’ll just need some initials.” I was led to a room where I was given copies of the paperwork I had already filled out on line with “x”s for my initials. I went ahead and initialed each “x”. The nurse came in, took the paperwork from me and told me, “But you didn’t fill out the rest of the information.” By this time I was more than frustrated with the whole situation and the nurse sensed it. She offered to finish filling out the paperwork. I would like to mention that this was none of her doing. The rest of my experience was actually very good. This is the second time we use this urgent care clinic and will probably use it in the future. Just need more attention at the front desk.

- Verified patient on 7/25

My Experience At Central Texas Urgent Care Was Amazing, The Staff Is Awesome & Very Friendly. Brandy Williams-Sherrill Has Wonderful Customer Service & Went Up & Beyond To Reassure I Got The Help And Services I Need Very Quickly. This Is My Second Time Visiting This Location & She Always Does Her Best. I Will Keep Coming Back... Thank You Brandy & The Team!!!

- Verified patient on 7/14

Hello, this was my first visit to Fast Aid. My experience was that everything was top notch, other than one minor glitch The the x-ray report was given to me on a dvd-r. My laptop is able to read disks, however it wasn't able to read this one. So I wasn't able to follow up with my PCP later that afternoon. Even if I was able to read the disk it is an older technology that isn't used nearly as much as it used to. It seems like they might want to look into better ways to share information. But it was really no big deal and didn't taint an otherwise pleasant visit. This isn't me complaining, merely providing constructive feedback. Again I will say that overall I was pleased with the services provided. Anyway I am hoping the good service continues, so I know I'll have a place to go for urgent care. To me this was so much easier and faster than trying to get in to see my PCP. It wasn't an emergency so it didn't make sense to me to go to an ER. Fast Aid seems to me to be this go between. It's a great idea. Sort of like the difference between going to the Walgreen's around the corner instead of having to drive all the way across town to go to the grocery store, just to get one or two items real quick. This location is super convenient for me too. Glad they're in town now. Thanks!

- Verified patient on 10/14

I went in with a dog bite to my hand. It was a deep puncture. I was in so much pain. They cleaned my hand ,took X-rays and put a splint on it. I had a Tetanus shot as well. They were so compassionate, kind and thorough. My appointment was at 5:45 and I was on my way home by 7 pm. I did not wait at all to see the medical staff. I was prescribed antibiotics and Motrin and this morning, I woke pain free. I am so grateful to the entire wonderful staff. I just cannot day enough good things about this place. I recommend it highly. This is where I’ll be coming from now on. I had called several other places before this and the other places wanted me to report my dog , they told me I’d have an extremely long wait and then my husband called Southwest Urgent Care. What a wonderful difference! I felt at ease immediately and they took such good care of me. I am beyond satisfied with their service. They are extremely knowledgeable, professional, yet friendly, kind and patient . One of the best experiences I have ever had at a clinic. I may be gushing, but they certainly deserve accolades!! Thank you so much from a very satisfied and happy patient.

- Verified patient on 1/5

I have been to Central Texas Urgent Care many times and it’s always the same, GREAT. I can’t say enough about the care, friendliness and professionalism of all the caretakers.

- Verified patient on 5/16

Urgent Care in Waco

Urgent care is Waco'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 Waco-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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