Walk-in Clinic in Germantown, MD, Woodbridge & Alexandria, VA
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The emergency room isn’t the only option for urgent medical care when you either don’t have or can’t see a primary care physician; walk-in clinics are the next best thing when it comes to non-life-threatening medical issues! At Medical Access Urgent Care, we have three walk-in clinics in Virginia and Maryland with professional and friendly medical staff who are dedicated to providing compassionate and expert care to patients of all ages.
How much do walk-in clinics cost?
While the price of a visit to a walk-in clinic will depend on what service you require, you can almost guarantee that the cost will be significantly cheaper than if you received those services at a hospital! If you have insurance, the average cost of a visit to a walk-in clinic is around $50 to $150. In comparison, visits to the emergency room cost anywhere from $150 to upwards of $3,000, with an average cost of around $1,400. As such, walk-in clinics are a much more cost-effective choice when it comes to receiving medical attention.
Should I go to a walk-in clinic or hospital?
The only time you should go to the hospital for a medical concern is if you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, your primary care physician refers you, or you need urgent medical attention in the middle of the night. Otherwise, walk-in clinics provide excellent services for less and in a timelier fashion without any need for an appointment to be made beforehand. Walk-in clinics are designed to reduce the burden of patients on emergency rooms by taking the lion’s share of patients who do are not experiencing life-threatening medical emergencies. In this way, they enable emergency rooms to focus solely on saving lives. Moreover, they are also able to provide individuals with less severe concerns with timelier attention.
What can a walk-in clinic treat?
Walk-in clinics can treat most any condition, illness, or injury that is not life-threatening or does not require major surgery. At Medical Access Urgent Care, we treat all of the following:
- Abdominal pain, back pain, hip pain
- Abrasions, cuts, lacerations, and puncture wounds
- Anxiety and depression
- Asthma, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), pneumonia, and other respiratory illnesses
- Athlete’s foot
- Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
- Bacterial, bladder, ear, eye, fungal, and kidney infections
- Bruises, burns, fractures, sprains, and strains
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Diarrhea, dizziness, headaches, nausea, fever, and vomiting
- Lyme disease
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Urinary tract or vaginal infections
- And more!
We also provide a variety of different laboratory tests, as well as X-ray testing, sports and school physicals, immigration physicals, employment physicals, sleep studies, vaccinations, and more. Visit our Services page for a full list of conditions we treat and services we provide!
How long does a walk-in clinic take?
According to the 2019 Urgent Care Association benchmarking report, 92% of patients who visit a walk-in clinic can see a physician within 30 minutes. For 97% of patients, their entire visit is less than 60 minutes. Walk-in clinics operate on a first-come, first-served basis. In this way, they differ from emergency rooms, which must prioritize patients with life-threatening medical emergencies over patients whose situations are not life-threatening. Walk-in clinics, however, defer all life-threatening medical emergencies to emergency rooms. As such, they can see patients with less severe conditions in a much timelier fashion than emergency rooms.
We invite you to visit us at Medical Access Urgent Care for any non-life-threatening medical situation you experience! No appointment is necessary. If you would like more information on our services, please call any of our clinics! Our friendly staff would love to assist you with any of your questions. We have locations in Germantown, Maryland, as well as Woodbridge and Alexandria, Virginia, all of which are open seven days a week.