Q:CAN I BE SEEN RIGHT NOW?Yes. The beauty of an Emergency Walk In Center is that you can walk right in. An appointment or referral is never necessary.
If you prefer to schedule your same day doctors appointment you can click “book an appointment” above.
Q: WHAT IS URGENT MEDICAL CARE?Urgent care a place to go for medical treatment of non-threatening health conditions that may not be severe enough to warrant a costly and, at times, unpleasant visit to the emergency room. Urgent care is staffed by experienced doctors and treats patients regardless of the illness or injuries. Urgent Care is offering high quality healthcare treatments and services that are generally not available in a primary MD’s office.
Additionally, no appointment is necessary to make use of the services at Urgent Care. Urgent Care centers take emergency cases that may not be able to wait for an appointment at a doctor’s office. Because there are always experienced and qualified doctors on site to help you with all of your medical concerns., almost anyone with a non-major immediate medical illness can be seen and treated. It is significant to note that urgent care centers are NOT an emergency room. Thus, anyone with a major illness such as a heart attack, stroke, or severe respiratory problem needs to go immediately to an emergency room. Urgent Care can be thought of as the bridge between your primary care physician and a trip to the emergency room.
Q:HOW IS URGENT CARE DIFFERENT FROM PRIMARY CARE?Our Manhattan urgent care is not a substitute for having a primary care doctor, but it’s a great place to go when you can’t get a same day doctors appointment. As an emergency walk in center we are open 365 days/year including weekends, evenings and holidays.
Our Board Certified Emergency Medicine doctors are skilled at treating all the illnesses, injuries and other everyday medical problems you would normally see your primary care doctor for. But because we are ER doctors, we also X ray and set fractures, offer stitches, use IV fluids and start medications in our office, making us a great ER Alternative for minor emergencies that are beyond the scope of what primary care doctors can treat. Click here for a full list of our services.
Q:HOW IS URGENT CARE DIFFERENT FROM AN ER?The ER is best suited to care for life threatening emergencies. But 40% of ailments treated in the ER are not true emergencies and can be cared for more comfortably, efficiently and affordably in an emergency walk in center like URGENT MEDICAL CARE UNION SQUARE. You can rest assured that we are staffed by the same ER doctors you would see in NYC’s best ERs. We have X ray and labs on site so you will have results in minutes. At our beautiful walk in Manhattan urgent care center, the emphasis is on top notch medical care and customer service, making us the premier ER alternative in downtown NYC.
Q:HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A TRUE EMERGENCY THAT REQUIRES AN ER OR IF I CAN GO TO AN ER ALTERNATIVE?Life threatening emergencies require an ER. If you are in active labor, think you may be having a heart attack or stroke, or think you may need surgery or hospital admission, call 911 or head to the nearest ER. Otherwise, know that our beautiful Manhattan urgent care in downtown NYC is an ER alternative offering the highest quality medical care.
Q:WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF GOING TO URGENT MEDICAL CARE UNION SQUARE VS THE ERURGENT MEDICAL CARE UNION SQUARE is an immaculate, convenient, affordable place to obtain same day walk in immediate medical care in Manhattan. We charge urgent care rates and co-pays, not Emergency Room rates and co-pays, so we are about a quarter of the cost of an ER visit and can usually have you in and out in an hour. Manhattan ER’s are crowded, chaotic, stressful and dirty. At our Manhattan urgent care the focus is on your comfort and well being.
WHEN SHOULD I NOT VISIT AN URGENT CARE PRACTICE?Life threatening conditions such as significant chest pain, shortness of breath, rectal bleeding, or passing out (syncope) are best treated in an Emergency Room at your local hospital.
Although our offices are staffed by board certified emergency medicine physicians, life threatening emergencies require hospitalization and advanced care available only at a hospital.
DO YOU CARE FOR CHILDREN?Yes! Not only do we care for children, many of us are parents and we understand and will care for your children as we do our own.
WHAT TYPES OF INSURANCE DOES URGENT MEDICAL CARE UNION SQUARE ACCEPT?Please refer to our insurances page
WHAT IF I DO NOT HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE?We can still care for you. Our cash rates start at $125/visit. Additional services have addtional charges. Please call if you have any questions or concerns.