What is Urgent Care?
Life threatening emergencies, like head trauma and stabbing chest pains, require a visit to the emergency room at your local hospital. Urgent care is for illnesses and injuries that do not appear to be life threatening, but also can’t wait until the next day or wait for a primary care appointment to be available. Since these ailments are urgent by definition, urgent care facilities are equipped with full service labs, x-ray machines, EKGs, and various other equipment so you can get the diagnosis and treatment you need all at one time, all under one roof.
We Provide Urgent and Primary Care
Here at Las Cruces Urgent Care we provide the best of both worlds by offering primary and urgent care. For the times you can plan ahead, you can make an appointment with your provider of choice at our clinic for all of your primary care needs just like you do with most other doctors. For the times that life strikes at unplanned moments, like winter sickness or broken bones, you can walk-in at any time and be taken care by the same group of people who normally provide your primary care. No more switching doctors, calling around for last minute appointments, or having to re-explain your medical history to a different doctor each time. Now you can get the care you deserve, when you need it, on weekdays, weekends, and holidays all at the same place.
Our Healthcare Values
The way we think about and provide healthcare is centered around removing the common barriers between patients and their medical providers. By consistently raising our own standards of providing healthcare, you can have the peace of mind knowing that you are getting the best healthcare in available to you in Las Cruces. The areas below describe some of our core values that we believe and practice each and every day to provide you with the best healthcare possible.
We are committed to removing barriers to your physician, your medical care, and your personal medical information.
Our highest priority in every decision made is what is best and most convenient for our patients. Foremost in our goals is the patient understanding that they are the most important component of our practice.
We recognize that medicine and our care health delivery system is always changing. We commit to remaining flexible and non-dogmatic in an effort to remain a modern practice. Through open communication and feedback from staff and patients, we commit to periodic re-evaluation of the quality of care we give.
Innovative and Caring Workforce
We empower our staff through a pleasant work atmosphere that encourages professionalism, teamwork and positive attitudes.
Do I need to make an appointment?
For urgent care needs just walk through our doors and get the treatment you need so you can start feeling better as soon as possible. No appointments or referrals necessary. For primary care needs with your provider of choice, schedule an appointment easily by requesting one by phone or web.
What do I need to bring with me?
By making sure you have these general items with you when you arrive, we can check you in and get you taken care of as quickly as possible.
– Driver’s License or Picture ID
– Insurance Information: Insurance card and Primary Policy Holder’s Information
– Payment: Insurance Co-Pay or Self-Pay bill will be due at the time of your appointment.
Want to save even more time? Download, Print, and fill-out your patient paperwork before you arrive so you can check-in right away at the time of your arrival. By filling out these forms in advance you can have all of your information, medical history, symptoms, allergies, and other important details filled out at your own pace at home instead of in a rush at the time of your appointment.
Which health insurances do you take?
We take most public and private insurances. No insurance? No problem, we have a variety of affordable self-pay options available. Contact our office today and we can work with you directly to clarify the many flexible billing options that are available to you. We believe that finances should never get in the way of getting the healthcare you need and deserve.
Should I go to an urgent care clinic or go to the emergency room?
Time for the ER
The emergency room at a hospital is meant to treat ailments that are life or limb threatening. Emergency rooms are an important part of our healthcare system, and they saves many lives. The ER is designed to treat some of the following health conditions:
– Persistent chest pains, Loss of balance and fainting
– Loss of blood, vision, and/or consciousness
– Severe pain or symptoms in the abdomen, back, neck, head, eyes, and other vital body areas
– Injury with multiple broken bones
There are many other circumstances where visiting the emergency room is the right choice, and when in doubt in a serious situation visit the ER to be on the safe side. If you are in a potentially life-threatening situation due to loss of: consciousness, vital function, blood, mobility, vision, etc please call 9-1-1 and seek help immediately.
Time for Urgent Care
Urgent Care is an important health services provider that is positioned in the middle of our healthcare system in-between Primary Care Providers and Emergency Rooms. You can get the prompt walk-in care you need to get help with your non-life threatening ailment at an Urgent Care clinic. Urgent Care is for when you can’t wait for an appointment with your primary physician of choice, but don’t have a serious enough ailment to have to visit the ER.
By knowing more about when it is time to visit the ER or go to an Urgent Care Clinic, you can save time and money. Even better yet, you will still get the best overall quality and level of attention you need to properly take care of your ailments.
Want to learn more? Click here to learn more about the services we offer at our Urgent Care clinic.
Have any questions? We care about your well-being and we are happy to answer any of your questions via phone, web, or in-person. Click to contact us
What are your hours?
Normal Office Hours Monday – Friday : 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Saturday – Sunday : 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holiday Office Hours On holidays, contact our office via telephone and we will be glad to let you know our hours for the day.