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Immediate care/urgent care clinics are open extended hours during the weekdays and weekends. To receive care, you can just walk in without an appointment on a first-come, first-served basis.
Primary care is usually your first stop in getting health care for you and your family. Your primary care provider can help treat common illnesses and minor injuries. If specialty care is needed, your primary care provider can coordinate care and make necessary referrals for your specific medical condition. Your primary care provider can also help you manage your overall health by knowing you and your medical history.
Primary care clinics are usually open only during the weekdays and limited hours on weekends. Appointments are required to receive care.
Express Care Virtual could be the answer.Express Care Virtual allows you to have a live, on-demand video visit with one of our doctors or nurse practitioners from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Virtual visits are an easy, convenient way to get a diagnosis and treatment recommendation, including a prescription, if needed. No appointment is needed and wait times average less than five minutes.
Learn more about Express Care Virtual, including our providers and billing.
Emergency rooms (ERs) are usually located at hospitals and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Patients with the most serious medical conditions get treated first while those with less serious conditions might have to wait long hours for their turn. It’s also much more expensive to get care at an ER compared to an immediate care/urgent care clinic.