Urgent care clinics are same-day clinics that can handle a variety of medical problems that need to be treated right away but are not considered true emergencies. This can range from cold/flu symptoms to cuts/lacerations to sprained bones.
Urgent care is a great option for patients when a primary care physician is not available, or if treatment is needed outside of primary care physician office hours. Many of the UMC urgent care clinics are equipped with X-ray and laboratory services on-site. In most situations, you'll find that you save time and money by going to urgent care for non-emergencies, rather than the Emergency Center.