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Urgent Care

Get the care you need right away. Providers at our walk-in clinics provide prompt attention to illnesses and minor injuries seven days a week.

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Schedule with Pediatric Urgent Care at our 87th Avenue location.

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Overview

What you need to know about Urgent Care

Urgent care is a same-day clinic for when you have minor injuries and illnesses and are too sick or uncomfortable to wait to see your regular doctor. Flu or cold symptoms, sore throat, ear pain, painful urination, minor burns, sprains, possible fractures, and fevers without a rash are some of the conditions that can be treated at an urgent care clinic.

Our urgent care centers are staffed by trained providers who are ready to help. We see patients of all ages and have pediatric urgent care onsite at our 87th Avenue location. The Vancouver Clinic offers three convenient ways to be seen: Simply arrive without an appointment, schedule a time online before coming in, or call 360-882-2778.

If you think that you’re dangerously sick, please go to the hospital. The urgent care department is not a complete substitute for an emergency room. Always use your personal judgment.

Services

How we can help

Whether it’s a minor injury or an illness that seems to be getting worse, we’re here for your immediate needs. The clinic’s urgent care departments have X-ray available during all open hours. We perform some tests—including strep throat swabs and urinary tract infection (UTI) tests—within the department. We can also arrange for any other necessary testing or imaging.

Some of the illnesses and injuries we treat include:

  • Acute diarrhea or vomiting
  • Acute respiratory infections (bronchitis, colds, ear infections, flu, pneumonia, sinusitis, sore throats)
  • Fevers
  • Minor burns
  • Minor cuts and lacerations
  • Sprains and fractures
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
FAQs

What is urgent care?
Urgent care is fast, same-day attention for urgent medical needs. When you have a condition that requires prompt care, but is not a serious health threat, urgent care offers an alternative to waiting for hours in a hospital emergency room.

When should I go to the ER?
If you’re experiencing a medical emergency such as significant chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe abdominal pain, severe headaches, uncontrolled bleeding, stroke symptoms, trauma to the head, poisoning, seizures, or physical or sexual assault, you should go to the nearest emergency room or call 911. Never drive yourself if you are having chest pain, bleeding, feeling faint, or experiencing impaired vision.

Should I call my primary care doctor?
It is always worth calling The Vancouver Clinic to see if your doctor has a same-day appointment available. Call 360-882-2778 for appointments.

How do I find urgent care near me?
The Vancouver Clinic offers four urgent care locations that are open into the evening, and even on the weekends, so you can easily get the care you need. Find the clinic closest to you, check wait times, or schedule a same-day appointment online. You can find us at 87th Avenue, Columbia Tech Center, Battle Ground and Salmon Creek.

How late is urgent care open?
The Vancouver Clinic urgent care hours are 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Check our holiday hours. 

How long is the typical waiting time at urgent care?
Most of our patients are treated in one hour or less. Please remember that emergency situations arise, and that we see walk-in patients based on the severity of injuries or illness. While there is no guarantee that we will be able to see you at your selected time, we will make every effort to honor all online scheduling as quickly as possible. Urgent care clinics share work areas with other specialties, and you may see patients being called back before you to these departments. Patients with complex medical needs may at times require more immediate attention.

Where should I go for pediatric urgent care?
To see a pediatrician specifically, you can go to The Vancouver Clinic’s 87th Avenue location, where Dr. Andrew Friedman and Dr. Elzbieta Zdanowicz both see infants, children, and teens. However, all of our urgent care providers will see patients of any age. You can walk-in, schedule online, or call 360-882-2778 for an appointment.

Is your staff bilingual?
Many of our staff members and providers are multilingual or bilingual. We can also provide a free third-party telephone interpreting service as needed. 

How much is an urgent care visit?
Charges depend on your illness or injury, and whether or not you have health insurance. Urgent care copays are generally $15-$50. This does not include medications, tests, or images such as x-rays. These prices are not guarantees and are subject to your unique medical situation and coverage. Your insurance card should show your copay amount, and you can call your insurance carrier to estimate costs.

Is an urgent care copay the same price as a regular visit copay?
Yes. At The Vancouver Clinic, we don’t charge you extra just because you need to be seen right away.

Holiday Hours

New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2017
Urgent care open weekend/holiday hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
All other departments closed.

New Year’s Day (observed), Monday, January 2, 2017
Urgent care open weekend/holiday hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
All other departments closed.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017
Urgent care open weekend/holiday hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
All other departments closed.

Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Urgent care open weekend/holiday hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
All other departments closed.

Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017
Urgent care open weekend/holiday hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
All other departments closed.

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017
All departments closed.

Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017
All departments closed.

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