What is urgent care?
An urgent care need is one that requires prompt medical attention, usually within 24 or 48 hours, but is not an emergency medical condition. This can include:
There are urgent care needs that are not emergencies. Knowing the difference can save you and your family time and money.
Do not attempt to access emergency care through this website
If you think you or your family member has a medical or mental health emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.
To find a doctor or location near you, use our doctor and facility finder.
Choose how to get urgent care
Here’s a look at the appointment types available for urgent care:
How to schedule, change, or cancel appointments
Some facilities offer walk-in care and are open 7 days a week.
Reviewed by: Scott Tsunehara, MD, 2017
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