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
- Ear infections
- Minor burns
- Cuts and bruises
If possible, you should call your own doctor before seeking treatment. Your doctor knows your medical history and can guide you to the most appropriate place for care and can provide follow-up care after an urgent care visit.
You do not need to be a regular Fairview patient. No appointment is necessary.
Fairview Urgent Care is staffed with experienced physicians, 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? And, are the wait times promoted on your website accurate?
The wait time shown on our website is an estimate of the time between your check in and when you’ll be seen by our medical staff. The actual wait time can vary from when you view it online to the time you come into the clinic. Due to the complex nature of healthcare, we can’t guarantee when you will see a provider.
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 (except Southdale) 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 can also 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 physician, 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