Urgent Care is a convenient option for seeking care for minor injuries and illness. Urgent Care patients:
- Do not need an appointment
- May be able to get treatment more quickly than the next available clinic appointment
- May wait for a shorter amount of time and pay a lower cost or co-pay compared to treatment in the Emergency Department
Conditions treated in Urgent Care
You can visit Urgent Care if you have one of the conditions listed below. After staff learns more about your injury or illness, you may be directed from Urgent Care to the nearby Emergency Department to receive of the right care. Insurance coverage may vary depending on where you receive care.
- Minor Back Pain
- Minor Burns
- Dental Pain
- Ear Ache
- Minor Eye Injuries & Infections
- Insect/Tick Bites
- Muscle Aches/Sprains/Strains
- Seasonal Allergies
- Sinus Pressure/Pain
- Sore Throat
- Suture Removal
- Difficult or Painful Urination (UTI)
- Wound Checks
- Other Minor Illnesses & Injuries
Pediatric Urgent Care Services
In addition to caring for adults, Urgent Care provides care for children 18 and under. Pediatric patients will be assessed in Urgent Care, R1.060. If Urgent Care services are appropriate, the child and parent will be taken by a staff member to either the Pediatric Direct Care Clinic or the Pediatric Emergency unit on Red 1 for treatment without an appointment. If Urgent Care services are provided in either of these two locations, treatment will be billed as an Urgent Care visit.
If the child has a fever or other indication that a higher level of care is needed, the child will be transitioned after the initial Urgent Care assessment to the Pediatric Emergency unit as an Emergency Department patient. Emergency Department co-pays will apply, depending on your insurance coverage.
This is a hospital-based Urgent Care clinic owned by Hennepin Healthcare. Many insurance plans pay for health care services provided in a hospital-based clinic differently than those provided in a doctor’s office or stand alone Urgent Care. Your insurance may require that you meet your annual deductible and/or require that you pay a percentage of the bill rather than just an office visit co-payment. You should check with your insurance company if you have any questions.
Insurance coverage may vary.
Discounted patient parking is available at the following ramps:
- HCMC Parking Ramp, 6th Street and Park Avenue
- Hospital Parking Ramp, 8th Street and Chicago Avenue (limited availability)
The Hospital Parking Ramp will be under construction starting next Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Patients and visitors will be redirected to the Clinic & Specialty Center or HCMC Parking Ramp during weekday mornings until 9 am. After 9 am and on weekends, patients and visitors may use the Hospital Parking Ramp but must pay a flat fee when entering.
- Clinic & Specialty Center, Park Avenue between 8th Street and 9th Street
This is a hospital-based clinic owned by Hennepin Healthcare. Many insurance plans pay for health care services provided in a hospital-based clinic differently than those provided in a doctor’s office. Your insurance may require that you meet your annual deductible and/or require that you pay a percentage of the bill rather than just an office visit co-payment. You should check with your insurance company if you have any questions. Read our FAQs about hospital-based clinics to learn more.