What is an urgent care center?
An urgent care center, also known as a walk-in clinic, is a treatment center that provides timely, outpatient medical care to people requiring immediate medical treatment. Urgent care centers can treat most sudden injuries or illnesses that you would normally go to your primary doctor for (but they may not be available or you don’t want to wait for an appointment). For life-threatening emergencies, always call 9-1-1 or go directly to our nearest emergency services location.
What qualifies as urgent?
A few examples:
• Cuts, scrapes, wounds and lacerations
• Sprains, strains
• Minor fractures and dislocations
• Broken bones
• Minor burns
• Rashes and insect bites
• Abscess, boils
• Allergic reactions
• Dehydration requiring oral hydration
• Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and stomach flu
• Congestion and upper respiratory infections
• Cough, cold and flu
• Migraines, headaches
• Bronchitis, wheezing and asthma attacks
• Ear infections, earaches, and foreign body removal
• Sore throat, strep throat
• Pink eye
• Urinary tract infections
What other services does Urgent Care Center of Connecticut offer?
We also offer non-urgent services such as:
• Flu shots
• Routine and travel immunizations
• Cholesterol, diabetes, and thyroid screening
• Diagnostic services, including X-Rays and laboratory tests
• STD and HIV screening
• School, sport, and camp physical exams
What conditions are NOT treated at the Urgent Care Center of Connecticut?
• Loss of consciousness
• Fainting, sudden dizziness or weakness
• Changes in vision
• Trouble walking
• Severe shortness of breath
• Severe and sudden onset of pain
• Coughing up or vomiting blood
• Head injury
• Major bone break
• Suicidal thoughts and feelings
• Chest pain
• Heart attacks
Do I need to make an appointment to be seen at the Urgent Care Center of Connecticut?
No appointment necessary. We see patients on a first-come, first-served basis.
Do I need a referral?
Generally no, but some insurance companies may require a referral. Check with your provider if you have questions about your coverage.
Who will be treating me?
Every visit starts with our expert medical assistants taking your vital signs (temperature, weight, blood pressure, etc.). It is followed by an examination by one of our board-certified physicians, experienced physician assistants, or knowledgeable nurse practitioners.
I need a Covid test but don’t know which one I need?
We offer two different Covid tests, depending on your needs:
• For those traveling within 24 hours or who have symptoms, we offer a rapid antigen test, where we swab your nose. The results take only 15 minutes, and you’ll receive your travel documents shortly after.
• For those who have been exposed or are traveling in a few days, we offer the PCR test. It is nasopharyngeal test (nasal swab) that we send out to the lab. Results can be picked up at the clinic usually within 24 hours, though during times of COVID spikes it may take longer.