Our Services - Urgent Care
Urgent Care services are available Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. To access Urgent Care, please use the Emergency Department entrance and check in at the greeter’s desk.
No appointment necessary; no need to call ahead
Illnesses and injuries such as sore throats, sprains and strains, cuts, colds and the flu always seem to strike when your doctor’s office is closed for the night. But sometimes you just can’t wait a day or two for care. Urgent Care at Divine Savior Healthcare provides after-hours care to keep you safe and comfortable until you can see your primary doctor. Our onsite lab, X-ray and other diagnostic services put you on the fast track to care close to home. And if your condition calls for a bit more attention, our Emergency Department is just down the hall.
Urgent care vs. emergency care
Urgent Care is designed for urgent medical needs that are not life-threatening, but still require prompt attention. Divine Savior stresses that Urgent Care is not intended to replace a family physician. Examples of minor illnesses or injuries that are appropriate for Urgent Care include: minor cuts, scrapes and bruises, sore throats, urinary burning, skin rashes, ear pain, sprains, fever, back pain, eye irritations, colds and flu.
Emergency Care is available 24 hours every day at Divine Savior Healthcare for symptoms that may indicate a life-threatening illness or injury. Examples include: abdominal pain, alcohol or drug intoxication/overdose, amputations or severe lacerations, bone fractures, facial or eye trauma, gunshot or knife wounds, loss of consciousness, seizures or convulsions, severe headaches, shortness of breath, suicide attempt, or suspected heart attack or stroke.
Determining your level of care
When you arrive at Divine Savior Healthcare, a preliminary level of care (urgent versus emergent) is determined based on your presenting symptoms. In some cases, that determination is made after we confirm your diagnosis.
For example, if you arrive with ankle pain, you will be examined and X-rays taken. If your ankle is broken, it may be an emergency; if it is sprained, it is appropriate for Urgent Care and would be billed accordingly. It’s important to note that even if you arrive during our Urgent Care hours, you may be billed for Emergency Care based on your diagnosis.
Questions about Urgent Care? Call us at (608) 742-4131.