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St. Lawrence Health

Urgent Care

Urgent Care, Close to Home

Urgent Care, Close to Home

St. Lawrence Health operates two urgent care centers for patients in need of diagnostics or treatment for acute, non-life-threatening injuries on a walk-in basis. Our centers offer extended hours into the evening after most primary care offices have closed. Upon examination, our providers can diagnose and treat your condition or refer you to your primary care provider, a specialist, or the emergency department for further assessment and treatment. Our convenient urgent care centers are supported by providers from St. Lawrence Health, with specialists referred from around the network when more specific and technical care is needed. 

Urgent care is not an appropriate avenue for medical emergencies; for life-threatening conditions, please visit your closest emergency room or call 911 for immediate examination. 

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Urgent Care Services

Urgent care should be used as an option for acute conditions that do not require life-saving treatment. If you are experiencing non-life-threatening symptoms, visit your closest urgent care center. Our centers are open seven days a week, excluding major holidays, and appointments are not required.

What Can Be Treated at Urgent Care?

Our urgent care centers provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for several non-life-threatening, acute illnesses, and injuries. In addition to performing diagnostic imaging, our staff can apply splints, casts, and stitches, and prescribe necessary medications and antibiotics. Patient care is our top priority. Some of the conditions we treat include: 

  • Bone breaks and fractures
  • Cough, cold, and other upper respiratory symptoms
  • Cuts requiring stitches
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Fevers
  • Mild to moderate allergic reactions
  • Muscle sprains, strains, and spasms
  • Pink eye, styes, and eye infections
  • Stomachaches

Urgent care should not be used as your main form of medical care and cannot be used to treat all ailments or injuries. Urgent care should only be used as an option for acute conditions that do not require life-saving treatment. If you are experiencing non-life-threatening symptoms, visit your closest urgent care center. Our centers are open seven days a week, excluding major holidays, and appointments are not required. 

When Should I Go to the Emergency Department?

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the following symptoms, visit your local emergency room for more immediate, critical care: 

  • Confusion
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Difficulty speaking
  • An electric shock or anaphylactic shock
  • Head, neck, or spinal injury
  • Pregnancy complications or bleeding
  • Profuse bleeding that has not stopped after applying pressure for over 15 minutes

If you are suffering from a life-threatening condition, please visit your closest emergency room or call 911. Find an emergency room close to you. 

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