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Fairview Urgent Care - Frequently asked questions
What is urgent care?
Urgent care is a convenient alternative when your regular clinic is closed or you can't see your doctor as soon as you would like. Fairview Urgent Care is for non-emergency problems such as:

  • Sore throats and minor illnesses
  • Infections
  • Sprains and fractures
  • Cuts, bruises and burns 
You do not need to be a regular Fairview patient. No appointment is necessary.
Who will care for me?
Fairview Urgent Care is staffed with experienced doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Each urgent care is equipped with laboratory and diagnostic X-ray services. On-site pharmacy services are also available at most locations.

How long will I have to wait?
While we do operate on a first-come, first-serve basis, patients are evaluated as they walk in. Those with severe conditions will be seen first. Our staff will alert you to the approximate wait time when you arrive and will update you if the situation changes.

What if I’m not sure where to go?
Whether we're open or not, you can always call Fairview Urgent Care for advice. Just dial any urgent care phone number and choose the option to talk to a nurse. A nurse is available 24/7 to answer your questions and help direct you to the appropriate place for care. They also can help you find the Fairview Urgent Care closest to you.

What happens after I leave urgent care?
You'll be advised about all follow-up procedures and notified about any abnormal lab work or X-rays. A record of your treatment may also be sent to your primary care doctor, who can provide necessary follow-up care.

What forms of insurance and payment do you accept?
Fairview Urgent Care accepts most health plans, cash, personal checks, Visa and MasterCard.

When should I go to the emergency room?
Use a hospital's emergency department for serious or life-threatening problems. Call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room if you have:

  • Chest pain
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Sudden dizziness, weakness or loss of coordination or balance
  • Sudden blurred vision
  • Numbness in the face, arm or leg
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Deep cuts or bleeding that won’t stop
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Severe burns
  • Seizures
 
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