Columbus Urgent Care

Columbus Urgent Care is dedicated to helping patients in need of immediate health care locate Urgent Care Centers, Convenience Care Clinics (RetailClinics) and private doctors who offer walk in appointments and same day doctor visits in the Columbus, Ohio area.

Columbus Urgent Care will help patients seeking immediate care understand the differences between urgent care centers, retail clinics and physicians willing to see same day patient appointments in Columbus in order to assist them in determining where to obtain appropriate care. Finding a doctor in West Palm Beach willing to accept same day appointments can be difficult. Columbus Urgent Care will serve as a directory of walk in medical establishments to help patients locate these same day doctors in Columbus and obtain access to care.

The common thread to all three of these medical establishments is immediate access to health care. A survey released in August 2008 found that 73 percent of people said they had difficulty getting access to their doctor when they needed to. Thirty percent of those surveyed reported that it was hard to get a next-day appointment when they were sick. Sixty percent said it was difficult to get care from their personal doctor on weekends or in the evening. Greater than 40 percent of respondents said that, even during regular business hours, they had trouble getting advice from their doctor on the telephone. Urgent care centers, Retail Clinics and private doctors offering same day appointments throughout Columbus, Ohio focus on improving health care access to patients with immediate need.

Comparison of Establishments Offering Immediate Non Emergent Medical Care

   Urgent Care  Convenience Clinics Private Doctors 
 Walk Ins Welcome  XXXX  XXXX  XXXX
 Offer Same Day Appointments  XX    XXXX
 Wide Range of Services  XXXX  X  XXXX
 Treat Urgent Conditions  XXXX    XX
 Service Oriented Views Patients as Customers  XXXX  XXXX  XX
 Continuity of Care is a Central Component      XXXX


Urgent Care Centers:

Although there in no nationally accepted definition of what exactly is an urgent care center, their scope of services falls between the primary care doctors office and the emergency room. Columbus Urgent Care centers offer acute, non-emergent care emphasizing customer service. Most Columbus Urgent Care centers offer walk in visits, extended weekday and weekend hours as well as expanded services compared to primary care doctors offices.

Many services provided in Columbus Urgent Care centers are offered in primary care doctor's offices. In addition they usually include on site radiology, as well as laceration repair, administration of intravenous fluids, occupational health care, on site laboratory testing and on site medication dispensing.

The first urgent care centers in the United States opened in the 1980's and that number has grown to more than 12,000 to 20,000 centers today. Although most Urgent Care centers accept patients of all ages some specialize only in pediatric patients.



For a national directory of urgent care centers and other medical offices offering same day visits please see


Below is a list of Columbus Urgent Care Centers

America's Urgent Care of Upper Arlington‎
4661 Sawmill Road, Columbus, OH‎ - (614) 583-1133‎

Urgent Care Plus‎
1430 South High Street, Columbus, OH‎ - (614) 542-0940‎

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Childrens Dr, Columbus, OH‎ - (614) 722-2000‎

Grant Medical Center‎
111 South Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH‎ - (614) 566-9084‎

Polaris Urgent Care‎
1120 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, OH‎ - (614) 847-1120‎

Big Run Urgent Care‎
4300 Clime Road, Columbus, OH‎ - (614) 308-9066‎

East Broad Adult Urgent Care‎
6435 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH‎ - (614) 335-8150‎

Central Ohio Urgent Care Inc‎
5801 Tamarack Boulevard, Columbus, OH‎ - (614) 436-6009‎

Hometown Urgent Care‎
4400 N. High Street, Columbus, OH‎ - (614) 263-4400‎

America's Urgent Care of New Albany‎
5610 North Hamilton Road, Columbus, OH‎ - (614) 775-9870

Columbus, Ohio Convenient Care Clinics (Retail Clinics)

According to the Convenient Care Association Convenient Care Clinics are small health care facilities located in convenient settings accessible to the public. They provide non- emergency services to walk-in patients, regardless of insurance status, at affordable prices seven days a week. Convenient Care Clinics are primarily staffed by advanced practice nurses, including nurse practitioners. Convenient Care Clinics may also be staffed by physician assistants and/or physicians. Convenient Care Clinics provide quality care for common episodic ailments, as well as immunizations, physicals, and health screenings. As of November 2007, there were close to 800 Convenient Care Clinics in the United States. This number is predicted to grow to 1500 by the end of 2008.

Their scope of services are extremely limited compared to both Urgent Care centers and physicians offices who accept walk in patients. These sites are not designed to address urgent issues. Lacerations and minor fractures for example would not be cared for in these Convenience Care Clinic settings. Much like Urgent Care centers, continuity of care with patient follow up is not a primary focus of these Retail Clinics.

Below is a list of Columbus, Ohio Convenience Care Clinics /Retail Clinics

Walgreens Walk In Clinics Columbus, Ohio Area

4530 Kenny Rd
Columbus, OH 43220
Mon-Fri 8:00am-7:30pm

25690 W Broad Street
Galloway, OH 43119
Mon-Fri 8:00am-7:30pm
Sat-Sun 9:30am-5:00pm

32150 E Dublin Granville Road
Columbus, OH 43229
Mon-Fri 8:00am-7:30pm
Sat-Sun 9:30am-5:00pm

45555 New Albany Rd East
New Albany, OH 43054
Mon-Fri 8:00am-7:30pm
Sat-Sun 9:30am-5:00pm

5764 Hebron Rd
Heath, OH 43056
Mon-Fri 8:00am-7:30pm
Sat-Sun 9:30am-5:00pm

Private physicians offices offering same day appointments:

Many private physicians in both primary care and various specialties throughout Columbus, Ohio have begun to recognize the need for providing immediate access to patients in need of urgent and less urgent immediate medical care. The services offered by these private physicians varies from doctor to doctor and is consistent with the services customarily offered in their office.

Some of these Columbus, Ohio doctors have established their practice as a Concierge medical practice. In doing so they limit their patient volume and provide immediate access in exchange for a yearly fee. Other physicians have added extended office hours and employed Physician Assistants and nurse practitioners to assist in immediate patient care.

The obvious advantage is that patients receive continuity of care from their private physicians with whom they already have an established relationship 

Below is a list of Columbus, Ohio private doctors who accept walk in patients: