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Urgent Care Center at Fremont Health Opens January 30
01/27/2017

Fremont Health has announced plans to open a new walk-in urgent care center in Fremont on January 30, 2017. Urgent Care at Fremont Health will provide care for minor illnesses and injuries after-hours and on weekends and holidays. The clinic will be located on the southeast corner of the Medical Center, located at the intersection of Clarkson and 23rd Street, with close parking and easy access using Patient Entrance East (the same entrance used for Outpatient Services and immediately adjacent to the Emergency Department).

“Our goal with the new urgent care center is to provide fast, convenient and affordable care for those aches, pains, bumps and bruises that occur after physicians’ offices close and that don’t require a trip to the Emergency Department,” says Brett Richmond, Chief Operating Officer at Fremont Health. “Data shows that many visits to the ED can be treated in an urgent care setting, often saving a patient time and money.”

Richmond says that in the ED, more critically ill patients are seen first, so wait times can vary depending on the medical necessity of other patients being treated. So for someone with a sore throat and cough, fever, earache, sinus infection, or ankle sprain, Urgent Care is a great after-hours alternative for fast, convenient and affordable care.

With Urgent Care and the Emergency Department in such close proximity to each other, Fremont Health is unique in being able to provide whatever level of care is needed. In addition, on-site radiology and laboratory services are available.

While an invaluable resource for illnesses and injuries you might normally see a primary care provider for, Fremont Health does not recommend using Urgent Care as a substitute for having a primary care physician.

“We believe establishing a relationship with a primary care physician is the single most important thing you can do for your health and wellness,” explains Richmond. “Everyone should have a primary care physician that can coordinate care and help you navigate the healthcare system. But illnesses and injuries don’t always happen during office hours, so urgent care helps fill that void.”

Which level of care do you need?

Urgent Care

Emergency Department

Minor illnesses or injuries
If the illness or injury is something you’d normally see your family doctor for but it’s after hours, or, if you don’t have a family doctor, urgent care is the right choice.

  • Upset Stomach
  • Headache
  • Minor Burns
  • Minor Lacerations
  • Fever/Cold/Flu
  • Sore Throat
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Upper Respiratory Infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Skin Rashes/Skin Infections
  • Strains/Sprains
  • Fractures

Life-threatening emergencies
If the illness or injury seems more critical than something you’d see your family doctor for, or if you need care in the middle of the night, go to the nearest emergency room.

  • Chest pain or other heart attack symptoms - call 911 immediately
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Coughing or Vomiting Blood
  • Suspect Stroke or Heart Attack
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Severe Burns
  • Deep Cuts/Severe Bleeding
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Large Bone Fractures/Breaks

Urgent Care at Fremont Health will be open Monday through Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., and from noon to 10 p.m. on weekends and holidays. No appointment is necessary and most insurance plans are accepted.

CLICK HERE for more information about Urgent Care at Fremont Health.