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What is Immediate Care?

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When minor accidents or illnesses happen after office hours or on a weekend or holiday, Immediate Care is a time-saving, lower-cost alternative to the Emergency Room. Immediate Care provides urgent care on a walk-in basis.

Why go to Immediate Care?

Immediate care can treat your minor illnesses and injuries when your regular doctor is not available, like evenings or weekends. A typical visit might be for attention to a fevers, rash or ear infection that is not life-threatening.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No. Patients are typically seen on a first come, first served basis.

Why not just go to the ER?

A visit to Immediate Care can save you time and money over using an ER, because minor illnesses are kept waiting at the ER to give priority to patients with life-threatening conditions. Co-pays also are less for Immediate Care.

Who will I see when I visit Immediate Care?

You’ll be seen by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.

Does insurance cover Immediate Care?

Healthcare coverage varies depending on your plan. Call your provider to confirm your coverage. Via Christi accepts most insurance and will bill your insurance company. However, payment of all deductibles, co-pays or co-insurance are expected at your visit.

What if I don’t have insurance?

We accept cash, checks and credit cards. Payment is due at the time of service.