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Birmingham Urgent Care

Open when you need us, even on Sunday.

Need to see someone right away for urgent care issues? MedHelp has been dedicated to providing high-quality, convenient, and affordable urgent care to patients in Birmingham for forty years. We’re here for you seven days a week, with extended weekday clinic hours.

Urgent care treatment at MedHelp

At MedHelp, we help you avoid the hassle and cost of the emergency room for non-emergency medical issues. With five urgent care clinic locations in the Birmingham area, we’re where you need us when you need us. No appointment is required for urgent care treatment, and walk-ins are always welcome.

Most visits to MedHelp urgent care take less than an hour with many of the same services you’ll find at the ER, including experienced doctors, a fully equipped, CLIA-certified lab, and digital imaging such as x-ray and ultrasound. We also offer stitches and injections, and we have a pharmacy on-site so that you can get your prescriptions filled before you head home.

Testing for COVID-19 is available at all five of our clinics. You can set up COVID testing by filling out our secure, online form. All patients with fever and upper respiratory complaints must have a telehealth screening prior to testing.

If you have a life-threatening medical need, go directly to the nearest emergency room.

Common reasons to visit MedHelp urgent care

What to expect at your urgent care visit

When you visit MedHelp for your urgent care needs, you'll always be treated like family. Visit our new patient page for more information about your first urgent care visit.

We accept most forms of insurance and we’re happy to file your claim for you. And if you don’t have insurance, our self-pay options are affordable and still a fraction of the cost of an emergency room visit. Contact us for more information about our fees.

Many of our urgent care doctors are also accepting new patients for primary care. Click here to learn more about our relationship-based primary care at MedHelp.

Urgent Care FAQ

Can I get tested for COVID-19 at MedHelp Urgent Care?

We offer drive-thru testing for COVID-19 at each of our five clinic locations. A telehealth visit is required before testing. Click here to find out more about COVID testing at MedHelp.

I really liked my urgent care provider at MedHelp, how do I establish care with him or her?

Just make an appointment at your preferred clinic location. Click here to learn more about MedHelp Primary Care.

What should I do if I have a life-threatening emergency?

You should immediately go to the nearest Emergency Room.

How much will my urgent care visit cost?

Our urgent care clinic fees vary, but they are significantly lower than a visit to the emergency room. If you have insurance, the total charges will be determined based on your insurance provider’s policy regarding urgent care and the level of care you receive during your visit with us. If you have further questions, please contact your insurance company.

What if I don’t have insurance?

Insurance isn’t required to visit MedHelp, and we have reasonable self-pay fees for those without insurance. Feel free to contact us for estimated cost information. Payment is required at the time of service.

Is MedHelp more affordable than an emergency room visit?

MedHelp Urgent Care is usually far more affordable than a visit to the emergency room. Specific charges will depend on your co-pay and the level of care you receive during your visit.

Can MedHelp Urgent Care treat my broken bone?

We have on-site X-ray capabilities, so we’re able to diagnose fractures and then splint or cast them during your visit. Our X-rays are read by a Board Certified Radiologist. We can also provide you with a copy of your X-rays on a CD for you to bring to your orthopedic physician for a follow-up appointment.

Do I need to make an appointment to visit MedHelp Urgent Care?

No, walk-ins are always welcome at each of our five Birmingham urgent care clinics.

Can MedHelp write a doctor’s note?

If you are seen by one of our providers, we can provide a doctor’s note or excuse of absence upon request.

Can I get stitches at MedHelp Urgent Care?

We can stitch up minor injuries. If you are bleeding profusely, or if the bleeding will not stop, immediately go to the ER.

Can MedHelp Urgent Care perform blood tests?

We have a CLIA certified, in-house laboratory for blood testing.

Can MedHelp Urgent Care perform physicals for work, school, or sports?

We can perform a variety of physicals at MedHelp. Walk-ins are welcome!

Can MedHelp Urgent Care do an MRI, X-ray, ultrasound, etc.?

We have on-site X-ray machines, ultrasounds, and other diagnostics. We do not offer MRI services. Learn more about our diagnostic capabilities here.

Can MedHelp Urgent Care diagnose pneumonia and other illnesses?

Medhelp has laboratory and diagnostic technology in-house. Our diagnostic and testing capabilities include:

  • Rapid COVID-19 test
  • EKGs
  • X-rays
  • Pregnancy testing
  • STD & HIV testing
  • Flu test
  • Rapid strep test
  • Urinalysis

Learn more about our diagnostic capabilities here.

Need urgent care today?

We have five convenient urgent care locations in the Birmingham area. Walk-ins are always welcome. Rapid testing for COVID-19 is now available.