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
Walk Ins Welcome
Offer Same Day
Wide Range of Services
Treat Urgent Conditions
Service Oriented Views
Patients as Customers
Continuity of Care is a
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 www.locateurgentcare.com.
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
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
25690 W Broad Street
Galloway, OH 43119
32150 E Dublin Granville Road
Columbus, OH 43229
45555 New Albany Rd East
New Albany, OH 43054
5764 Hebron Rd
Heath, OH 43056
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
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: