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Allina Health Urgent Care
Life's little emergencies can't wait. That's why we have 10 urgent care locations to serve you.
If your clinic is closed or you can't get an appointment, just walk in to urgent care. No appointment is needed.
Urgent care hours
Allina Health Urgent Care locations are open (except as noted):
Our Plymouth location is open 24 hours a day.
Inver Grove Heights
Holiday hours: Certain locations are open each holiday.
Urgent care services
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 at a primary care clinic. Common examples include:
A headache is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. Learn more about headaches in our health library.
Back pain or a low back strain is your back's way of responding to injury or illness.
An earache can be a sharp, dull, or burning pain in one or both ears. The pain may be temporary or constant.
Abdominal or stomach pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly.
A sprain is an injury to the ligaments around a joint. When a ligament is stretched too far or tears, the joint will become painful and swell.
If more pressure is put on a bone than it can stand, it will split or break. A break of any size is called a fracture.
Urinary tract infections
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that can happen anywhere along the urinary tract, which includes the bladder and kidneys.
If you or your child breathes in or comes in contact with germs (bacteria and viruses), you or the child may get an infection.
Stitches are primarily used if a cut is more that a quarter inch deep, is on the face, or reaches bone. Stitches help hold the wound together so it can heal properly.
Questions and answers about urgent care
Call your primary care clinic and ask to speak with a nurse. Many primary care clinics have early morning, evening and weekend hours. Same-day appointments may be available.
Another option is to call your health insurance provider. Many health plans offer a nurse line, available 24/7.
If medical care is needed immediately to preserve life or avoid permanent harm, go to the nearest hospital emergency room (ER) or call 911.
It depends on your health plan (medical insurance). Health plans define and pay differently for urgent care and clinic/office visits. Please check with your health plan about differences.
Most health plans will. Please check with your health plan's customer service.
Most health plan benefits are designed to encourage use of a primary care provider for routine care. Urgent care is an additional care option for those occasional times when the need is not life-threatening, but more immediate.
Urgent care copays are likely to be lower than hospital emergency room (ER) copays.
You do not need to be an Allina patient. Everyone, from babies to mature adults, can be seen at Allina Health Urgent Care. All major health plans are accepted.
Urgent care often treats unexpected needs, such as sprains, bone breaks, skins rashes or high fevers. This is why urgent care providers see patients in order of arrival and seriousness of their need.
Just walk in and you will be seen by the first available provider.
Your wait time will depend on the severity of your needs and the number of other patients at the same urgent care location.
If you already are an Allina patient, our urgent care clinics can access your electronic health record. Your Allina primary care provider will be kept up-to-date on the urgent care received via your electronic health record.
With your consent, you can have one common medical record that can be securely accessed by caregivers at:
What other choices exist when my clinic is closed but it's not severe enough to go to an emergency room?
If you're an Allina patient, a MyChart e-Visit can give you answers about conditions including back pain, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, heartburn, rash, red eye, colds, flu, sinus problems, urinary problems and vaginal discharge. We'll respond with a diagnosis and treatment plan within one hour, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.
Retail health clinics, such as MinuteClinic, located in grocery and drug stores are another option. For more about MinuteClinic, visit minuteclinic.com.
14000 Nicollet Avenue South
11269 Jefferson Highway
9055 Springbrook Drive
Centennial Lakes Medical Center
7373 France Avenue South
5565 Blaine Avenue
1850 Beam Avenue
1021 Bandana Blvd. East, Suite 100
1455 St. Francis Avenue
8675 Valley Creek Road
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Times change quickly.
Learn more about wait times.
Times shown reflect the past hour average wait from patient check in to being seen by medical staff.
Wait times can change quickly, depending on number of patients who walk in at one time and severity of their illnesses or injuries. Allina Health Urgent Care wait times are updated every 15 minutes.
In an emergency, call 911. Allow medical personnel to evaluate your condition. If you have any doubts, go to the nearest emergency department.
Get directions to the urgent care location nearest you
Download free iTriage mobile app (Android, Apple) to find the closest care when you're on the go.
Source: Allina Health Urgent Care
Reviewed by: Rodney Christensen, MD, chief medical officer, Allina Health clinics; Susan Scanlon, MD, medical director, Allina Health Urgent Care; Geoffrey Sylvester, VP, operations & integration, Allina Health clinics
First Published: 02/24/2012
Last Reviewed: 02/29/2012