Walk-In Care

COVID-19 RESPONSE: For your safety and the safety of others, we are proactively screening everyone who enters our walk-in clinics for symptoms of COVID-19 through temperature checks and screening questions. Masks/face coverings are required for the safety of others. A support person is only permitted for patients who are 17 and younger, as well as patients who are incapacitated or in need of continual assistance. Anyone experiencing fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, cough or flu-like symptoms should call to arrange for a video visit rather than come in person.

When you need medical attention, it’s important to know where you should go for care. Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers offers different levels of care depending on the severity of your condition. Using the appropriate level of care whenever possible may save time and money. Our levels of walk-in care are as follows:

WHERE TO GO:

PRIMARY CARE

Primary Care, or making an appointment with your doctor, is ideal for preventive care and illness treatment.

When possible, it’s always best to see your primary care provider for routine healthcare needs. You should ask for a same day or schedule an appointment with your primary care provider for:

  • Runny/stuffy nose, earache, sore throat
  • Headache, persisting aches, pains or other symptoms
  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms

For routine medical needs such as medication management and refills, physicals, annual wellness exams and lab test requests, always schedule ahead with your primary care provider.

If you’re in need of a primary care provider, click on the button below to find a Morris Hospital provider near you!

CONVENIENT CARE

Convenient Care is the preferred method of care for patients 1 year and older who are experiencing mild illness or injuries.

Convenient Care provides a walk-in option when your primary care provider isn’t available. You would choose Convenient Care for the same types of things you would call your doctor for a same-day appointment, such as:

  • Cuts, first aid care (Minor)
  • Cough, chest congestion, upper respiratory infection
  • Flu-like or allergy symptoms
  • Insect bites, rash (minor)
  • Injuries, sprains (minor)
  • Pink eye and sites
  • Sore throat, earache, fever (mild), sinus infection
  • Urinary tract, bladder infections

Convenient Care is provided by a nurse practitioner and is billed similarly to a physician office visit, with any x-rays or rapid lab tests additional.

Click on the button below to find Morris Hospital Convenient Care locations and hours.

IMMEDIATE CARE

Immediate Care is the preferred method of care for patients of all ages who are experiencing mild to moderate illness and injuries.

Immediate Care provides a walk-in option for mild to moderate illness and injuries that do not require the advanced care of an emergency department yet need to be seen now and your provider is not available:

  • Allergic reactions (non-life-threatening), asthma
  • Back problems , headaches
  • Bites and stings (animal and insect)
  • Minor broken bones and fractures, sprains and strains
  • Cuts requiring stitches, minor burns, skin rash and infection
  • Eye irritation and redness
  • Fever (moderate), flu symptoms, vomiting and diarrhea, dehydration caused by illness
  • Sexually transmitted infection

An Immediate Care visit is billed as a hospital outpatient service, which means your deductible may apply depending on your insurance. X-ray, CT testing, ultrasound or laboratory services may be ordered to assist the provider in making a diagnosis and would result in additional charges.

Care is provided by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.

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EMERGENCY CARE

Care at the Morris Hospital Emergency Department is for patients of all ages who are experiencing serious, life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

A hospital Emergency Department provides a walk-in option 24 hours around the clock and is the right choice for life-threatening medical emergencies. Because the list below does not represent every kind of symptom that might occur, if you think you or someone else may be having a medical emergency, call 911 or immediately seek medical care at a hospital emergency department:

  • Chest or severe abdominal pain
  • Shortness of breath, abnormal or difficulty breathing
  • Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness
  • Changes in vision
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Confusion or changes in mental status, unusual behavior, difficulty waking
  • Sudden or severe pain or concern about broken bones
  • Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Animal bites
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings
  • Unusual abdominal pain
  • Severe headache or vomiting, especially following a head injury
  • Unconsciousness
  • Fever in children accompanied by a change in behavior
  • Significant change in normal behavior

Depending on your health insurance, a co-pay and/or co-insurance may apply to your emergency room visit.

At Morris Hospital, care is provided by board-certified emergency medicine physicians, along with physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

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