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Can your urgent care centers treat my illness/injury, or do I need to visit the ER? Open Icon

We can treat most minor illnesses or injuries that are not life- or limb-threatening. For a comprehensive list of medical conditions that our urgent care centers can treat, please view our services page. If you are experiencing an emergency or a life-threatening illness, please call 911 or visit your local emergency room.

What are your hours of operation? Open Icon

Many of our locations are open seven days a week, including night and weekend hours. Please find your nearest location to determine the exact hours of operation.

Can my infant be treated at your locations? Open Icon

Our urgent care centers treat patients of all ages based upon medical appropriateness. Patients requiring advanced care will be referred to the appropriate facility or specialist. Please call ahead to discuss your medical concern with the medical team on shift at your nearest location if your child is under two years of age.

Is an appointment required for urgent care or wellness services? Open Icon

An appointment is not necessary to visit any of our urgent care locations. Walk-in patients are always welcome, and you also have the option of scheduling online in advance to save your spot in line.

What do I need to bring when visiting a center? Open Icon

Please bring a Photo ID (such as a passport, driver’s license or student identification card) – and if you have insurance, your most up-to-date insurance card. The team at the center will do their best to verify your insurance at the time of your arrival.If this is not possible, they will collect an estimated amount up front and send a bill for the remainder following the visit. Other items for a smooth and efficient check-in:

  • Proof of guardianship (if you are accompanying a patient who is under 18 years old)
  • Medical history information
  • A list of your allergies
  • A list of your current prescriptions and any medications you are on

Do you accept my insurance? Open Icon

Our urgent care centers have negotiated insurance contracts in place with most major plans. If your plan is not in-network, we offer reasonable self-pay rates for services. For more information, you can visit the Insurance Check page for a basic breakdown of insurance by region. NOTE: Before visiting, please call the location you wish to visit to confirm whether your specific insurance plan is currently in-network at that location.

Who do I contact for a work or school note? Open Icon

If you need a note for work or school as proof that you've visited one of our urgent care centers, please ask for this at the time of your visit. If you need one following a recent visit, please call the local center you visited. You can also contact in order to be routed to local staff who can assist you.

What if I need a prescription? Open Icon

All of our urgent care centers can electronically send prescriptions to your favorite pharmacy following a visit. For prescription refills, we follow the standard practice of requiring a return visit. If you visit a CareSpot Urgent Care center in North, Central, or South Florida, you have the additional convenience of filling many commonly prescribed prescriptions on-site at many of these locations to save time. Narcotics are not stocked.

How do I get a copy of my medical records? Open Icon

To request medical records, please email

Will I have to wait? If so, how long? Open Icon

Data shows that our average door-to-door time is under one hour. However, wait times will vary depending on the severity of conditions and demand for services.

How are the centers staffed? Open Icon

Our urgent care centers are staffed by a variety of experienced clinicians– this includes NPs, PAs, and MDs. It is difficult to have the same clinician at each center all the time. Therefore, our urgent care centers practice with a broad mix of clinicians and use a Clinician Oversight process in which a sampling of records are reviewed by our physicians on a regular basis. It’s important to note that it’s our policy to only hire clinicians with experience – you can rest assured there are hiring requirements in place which ensure you will be seen by someone who already has experience in the clinical field. If you’d like to know which provider is working at the center you’d like to visit on any given day, simply call the center and ask the staff about the clinician on staff at that time.

When do I pay? Open Icon

Our urgent care team members make every effort to confirm your insurance and your financial responsibility at the time of your visit. Typically, your co-pay is collected during your visit. Similarly - if you haven’t yet met your deductible, we will estimate the contracted rate with your insurer, collect what is estimated, and bill for any difference not paid by your insurance carrier. If you are not using insurance for your visit, we have reasonable self-pay rates for your convenience.

Is an urgent care or walk-in clinic the same as a primary care practice? Open Icon

Urgent care centers (also often referred to as walk-in clinics) have some overlap in services as you might find at a primary care practice, but walk-in treatment with extended hours 7 days a week means you can be seen when your primary care practice might not be available. This is a convenient alternative if you do not have a life-threatening issue that requires the ER, and also if you aren’t able to be seen by a primary care practice during its normal business hours. Additionally, digital X-rays and lab work may be available at our urgent care locations to save you even more time.

Is there a cost difference between my primary care, an urgent care, and an ER? Open Icon

There are many factors that determine your financial responsibility – but in general, if your insurance includes a co-pay, that co-pay will be slightly higher at an urgent care center than a PCP, but far less than it would be for an ER visit. If your insurance plan includes a high deductible which you have not yet met, the out-of-pocket cost of a basic visit may be very similar between primary care offices and urgent care centers. If you require additional testing such as lab work or diagnostics via digital X-ray, those are available at an additional cost in urgent care centers – but without the inconvenience of having to be referred somewhere else.

What’s the difference between an insurance EOB and an invoice? Open Icon

An Explanation of Benefits (EOB) is a document provided to you from your insurer. This document details the charges submitted, the discount applied through the insurance contract, and the amount the insurer paid our urgent care location for your visit. You will usually receive your urgent care invoice after insurance has been applied -- this invoice will show your remaining balance.

What’s the difference between urgent care and the clinics at my local pharmacy? Open Icon

Clinicians who work at pharmacy retail clinics can prescribe medications for a variety of conditions, but their services do not include X-rays or a wide variety of lab testing in-house. That’s what makes urgent care a convenient alternative to the ER when you need immediate care for non-life threatening conditions, but don’t want to experience the typically longer wait and expense of an ER visit.

What happens if I don’t get better following my visit? Open Icon

Initial evaluations are based on symptoms presented by the patient at the time of the visit. We always hope you feel better after visiting! However, if you don’t -- there is probably another health concern that needs to be evaluated. If this occurs, you may need to schedule another visit for a follow-up. As with other medical providers, this would incur an additional charge.

How can I provide feedback regarding my urgent care visit? Open Icon

We offer patients the option to fill out an online survey that allows them to rate their urgent care experience. This information is reviewed by the center manager of the location visited and also shared with regional management.

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