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Urgent Care in Ridgecrest

Immediate, Non-Emergency Walk-In Clinic

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

Our Ridgecrest urgent care clinic is now open 7 days a week and sees adults and children (age 3 months and older):

  • 7 AM – 6:30 PM: 7 DAYS A WEEK
  • 8 AM – 3:30 PM: HOLIDAYS

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 are readily available

Please note, patients with respiratory or COVID-like symptoms*are permitted to walk-in for an evaluation. Only those patients meeting the CDC criteria will be tested for COVID-19. COVID-19 tests will incur a cost, please check with your insurance provider.

*cough, congestion, fever, shortness of breath, sinus symptoms, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, chills, body-aches, flu-like symptoms.

When Should I Use Urgent Care?

Urgent 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.

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.

If you have any questions about our urgent care center in Ridgecrest, call us at (760) 446-3551.

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