UMC is excited to announce the opening of our new Urgent Care Clinic to address non-emergent care needs. The clinic is conveniently located on the UMC Campus – Medical Office Plaza II, 808 Joliet Avenue, Suite 110.
Each year, UMC serves over 75,000 patients in our Emergency Center (EC), with over 50% of patients seeking non-emergent care. The new Urgent Care Clinic will allow patients to receive care at lower costs, experience shorter wait times, and receive care from EC-trained providers. The facility is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Emergency centers focus on treating severe and life-threatening conditions whereas urgent care centers focus on treating urgent and minor emergency patients. Opening the new Urgent Care Clinic will allow UMC to provide our patients with the best possible care in the most efficient, cost-effective way. To help patients better determine when to visit various care sites, some helpful tips have been provided below:
When to visit the Emergency Center:
- Experiencing major symptoms (head injury, severe eye injury, poisoning, or paralysis)
- Pain in uncommon areas (chest pain, severe headache, or severe abdominal pain)
- Uncontrollable bleeding (intestines, or vaginally when pregnant)
- High fever
When to visit the Urgent Care Clinic:
- Experiencing minor symptoms (vomiting, cold/flu, or diarrhea)
- Pain in common areas (earache, sore throat, typical headache, or painful urination)
- Controllable bleeding (skin, need stitches)
- Low fever
As we continue to support our community by increasing access to care, we hope to further build upon our foundation of service and our promise to high-quality care.
About UMC Health System
UMC Health System is a national award-winning health system comprised of over 4,600 team members and more than 30 care locations. We are proud to partner with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to provide the best care to West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Whether you are managing a chronic condition, dealing with an unexpected illness, or simply working to stay healthy, we are passionate about getting you well and helping you stay that way. At UMC, Our Passion is You.