Urgent Care

Urgent Care

Walk-In Clinic in Ridgecrest

Urgent Care is open and ready to serve you. We are taking every measure possible to keep all patients safe.

We see Adults and children (age 3 months and older) 7 days a week

What We’re Doing To Keep You Safe

  • We have an active COVID-19 screening process before staff and patients enter the building
  • Temperatures are checked on everyone entering the building
  • Urgent Care visits are limited to only patients and necessary caregivers
  • Patients with possible COVID-19 symptoms are treated in separate care areas- patients are screened before coming in
  • We practice hand-washing and social distancing
  • All staff and patients are required to wear masks
  • Hand sanitizing stations readily available
  • Robust, coordinated and well supplied COVID-19 testing procedure for the community – please text the word TESTING to 833-RRH-4YOU (774-4968) for an appointment to be tested for COVID. You may be tested Monday-Friday in our drive-thru testing site. Testing is free. For more information click here.

Please note, patients with respiratory symptoms* will not be permitted to walk-in and will be scheduled for an appointment. Not sure if you should walk-in or be scheduled? Give us a call and we would be happy to assist: (760) 499-3800.

* If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, please call to make an appointment before arriving at Urgent Care: cough, congestion, fever, shortness of breath, sinus symptoms, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, chills, body-aches, flu-like symptoms.

urgent careUrgent Care is designed to serve those with non-emergency conditions who are unable to make an appointment with their primary care provider. If you have a pressing medical problem, such as an illness or injury, and your doctor is unavailable for an appointment in the near future, then you can walk into our urgent care clinic today for the care you need. You do not need an appointment for urgent care, simply walk in and tell us why you need medical care and we’ll take care of the rest.

7 AM – 6 PM: MON – FRI

When Should I Use Urgent Care?

Please be advised that urgent care is not emergency care. If you are dealing with a potentially life-threatening situation, then you should call 911 immediately.

Urgent care provides same-day care for patients with non-emergency conditions.

Some common reasons people seek out urgent care include:
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Minor Broken Bones
  • Mild Asthma Attacks
  • Minor infections
  • Small Cuts
  • Sore Throats
  • Rashes
  • Minor burns

Using urgent care for your pressing, non-emergency medical needs helps keep the hospital’s emergency room waiting times down. Emergency resources are limited, and it’s important that patients in the greatest need are treated their first.

Urgent care is also a much more cost-effective option for patients than the emergency room.

What Can I Expect When I Arrive?

The service in urgent care is faster than an emergency room visit and is more cost effective, but should only be used for non-life threatening issues. Urgent Care provides easy access to high-quality care. Physicians or physicians’ assistants staff the unit, along with nurses and medical assistants.

When you arrive at the urgent care center, check-in with the front desk. You will then be asked to wait until one of our medical professionals can assist you.

Contact Info & Hours of Operation:

Rural Health Clinic Urgent Care
Address: North Medical Plaza, 1111 N. China Lake Blvd. Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Phone: (760) 499-3800
Hours: Mon to Fri: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm; Sat, Sun & Holidays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Available Locations

Urgent Care services available at the following locations: