Current wait times
Treatment for minor illnesses and injuries
Walk-in care at 13 Twin Cities metro locations
Open weekdays, weekends and some holidays. No appointment needed.
Most insurance accepted
See the insurance companies we work with.
Six of our urgent cares have a pharmacy — get your prescriptions in about 10 minutes.
When to use urgent care vs. ER
Minor health problems that need immediate attention after-hours are best treated at urgent care. Severe health problems are best treated at the emergency room (ER). You can see urgent care wait times above.
Urgent care $$
- Minor injuries and burns
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Cuts, scrapes and stitches
- Sprains and strains
- Sore throat and strep throat
Emergency room $$$
- Major injuries and burns
- Chest pain or shortness of breath
- Stomach pain (severe)
- Bleeding you can’t stop
- Allergic reaction (severe)
- Pregnant women in labor
Emergency room near me. Call 911 or visit Regions Hospital in St. Paul if you need emergency care right away.
Get help deciding where to go. HealthPartners members can call CareLine nurses free of change. Nurses are available all day, every day at 800-551-0859.
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Urgent care costs less than ER
$40 copay for urgent care vs. $100 for emergency room visit*
Do you know where to go when a health problem strikes? Urgent care is best when you or your family have a minor problem that can’t wait until tomorrow, and the doctor’s office is closed. Urgent care costs less than the emergency room and it’s usually faster, too.
*Costs vary by plan. This is an example of typical urgent care and emergency room copays.