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Urgent Care

Open when you need us, even on Sunday.

Need to see someone right away for acute care issues? MedHelp has provided Urgent Care in Birmingham since 1982, and our dedicated providers are here for you 7 days a week.

Urgent Care treatment

Our Urgent Care clinics should be able to treat 90% of patients going to the emergency room. While we can’t treat strokes, heart attacks, or patients who have been in automobile accidents, we can treat many ailments at our urgent care clinics, including but not limited to the list below.

Common Reasons to Visit Our Urgent Care Clinic

Cuts Sprains Fractures Flu
Fever Vomiting Sore throat Sinus infections
Asthma attack Infections Abdominal pain Earache
Insect bites Chest pain Migraine headaches

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.