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Urgent care

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    Don’t wait to feel better

    Urgent care is open evenings, weekends and most holidays. No appointment is needed.

    Everyone, from babies to adults, can be seen at Allina Health Urgent Care for most of the same non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries as your primary care clinic. Urgent care is an option when your clinic is closed or you can’t get a convenient appointment.

  • Tips for choosing urgent care or the emergency department

    Urgent care

    Go to urgent care for non-life-threatening illness, infection or injury, such as:

    • abdominal pain
    • allergies
    • asthma or breathing trouble
    • back pain
    • burn, frostbite, sunburn
    • cough, cold or flu symptoms
    • cut or bruise
    • dehydration
    • diarrhea
    • ear pain
    • eye irritation or injury, or minor changes in vision
    • fever
    • migraine
    • pink eye
    • rash
    • respiratory infection
    • sinus infection
    • skin infection
    • sprain or bone break
    • sore throat
    • urinary tract infection
    • vomiting

    You should schedule an appointment with your primary care provider for an annual exam, sport physical, return to work or fitness for duty assessment.

    Emergency department

    Go to the nearest emergency department or call 911 if you have any signs or symptoms of a life-threatening condition, such as:

    • choking
    • loss of consciousness
    • poisoning
    • severe allergic reaction
    • severe bleeding or vomiting that won’t stop
    • severe breathing problem
    • severe bone break, burn and cut
    • severe chest pain
    • severe head or back injury
    • sudden weakness or vision loss
    • trouble talking
    • drug overdose, poisoning
    • rape, assault

    When you’re not sure where to go for health care, here is a basic rule of thumb to help you. Go to:

    • the nearest emergency department (ED) or call 911 if you have any signs or symptoms of a life-threatening condition – emergency departments are open 24/7
    • urgent care for non-life-threatening illness, infection or injury, when your clinic is closed or you can’t get a convenient appointment
    • primary care clinic for scheduled appointments including physicals (annual, sports and return to work), preventive care, ongoing care and treatment for chronic conditions
    • online care with an eVisit for minor illness when your clinic is closed, you can’t get a convenient appointment or don’t want to travel to a health care setting

    What you should know about urgent care

    You do not need to be an Allina Health patient to be seen at urgent care. Everyone, from babies to mature adults, can be seen.

    Walk-in care, no appointment needed

    Urgent care treats unexpected health care needs on a walk in basis. When visiting the urgent care you will be seen in the order of arrival and seriousness of your illness or injury. Your wait time will depend on the severity of your needs and the number of other patients at the same urgent care location.

    Copays and costs

    All major health plans are accepted. Health insurance plans define and pay differently for urgent care and clinic/office visits. Urgent care charges and copays may be different than what you pay for a clinic/office visit. Copays for urgent care are likely to be lower than hospital emergency department (ED) copays.

    Please call your insurance provider to find out exactly what is and isn’t covered under your plan, and how much you have to pay yourself.

    Your medical record

    If you already are an Allina Health patient, our urgent care clinics can access your electronic health record. Your Allina Health primary care provider will be kept up-to-date on the urgent care received via your electronic health record

  • Source: Allina Health Urgent Care and Allina Health Patient Education
    Reviewed by: Paul Reicho
    First published: 02/24/2012
    Last reviewed: 01/12/2017

  • Locations and hours

  • Burnsville


    Coon Rapids


    Inver Grove Heights



    St. Paul



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