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Urgent care

Urgent care provides treatment for minor conditions and illnesses that need immediate attention, but are not cause for an emergency room visit. Urgent care facilities are open beyond the hours of a typical medical practice, providing care during the day, weeknights and on weekends.

Urgent care centers across Houston

We offer urgent care centers so you can always have convenient access to the care you need.

Knowing you have quick access to healthcare close to home can bring you peace of mind. HCA Houston Healthcare urgent care centers throughout Greater Houston are equipped to handle a variety of minor illnesses and injuries. However, if you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

Urgent care services we offer

Sometimes it can be a struggle to decide if you should go to the emergency room (ER), an urgent care facility or wait to see your primary care physician. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or visit your closest emergency room.

Emergency care vs. urgent care

To help simplify your decision when assessing whether you need urgent or emergency care, here are symptoms that should lead to an emergency room visit:

  • Alcohol poisoning
  • Blood in stool
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Confusion
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Drug overdose
  • Head injuries
  • High fever
  • Nausea or diarrhea
  • Seizures
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Severe burns
  • Severe headache, dizziness
  • Suspected heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Trouble breathing

Symptoms that may only require urgent care include:

  • Bug bites, stings, poison ivy, hives or rashes
  • Cold, earaches, sore throat, mild fever
  • Cuts and scrapes in need of stitches
  • Flu
  • Minor bone and joint injuries
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary tract infections
  • X-rays

If your urgent condition turns into an emergency, you can rest assured knowing HCA Houston has 15 area hospital emergency rooms standing by to treat you.

Urgent care services we provide

Our urgent care facilities do much more than treat injuries and illnesses. We also provide routine medical care for your convenience, such as:

  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs)
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Meningitis vaccinations
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Pre-employment physicals
  • Occupational medicine
  • School physicals
  • Sports physicals

Occupational medicine

Businesses in the greater Houston area can also utilize CareNow®’s occupational medicine services for employee drug testing, on-the-job injury care and medical screenings.


HCA Houston is proud to be affiliated with CareNow®, our very own network of urgent care centers. Our CareNow® facilities offer extended hours and free accommodations, including WiFi and coffee, while you wait. CareNow® offers web check-in so you can avoid lengthy wait times. You can trust that CareNow® provides the same top-level, quality care that HCA is known for throughout the country.

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