Where do you go when you need same-day medical care? When your illness or injury is non-life-threatening, where do you go that isn’t the ER? There’s always the option to see your primary care provider, but there’s the chance it’s after hours or they are booked. Are you one of the millions of Americans who don’t have a primary care provider? The Westminster urgent cares have you covered!
What is an Urgent Care?
Urgent care medical centers, like Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine in Colorado, fill an important gap in the medical community. These centers bridge the gap between primary care providers and emergency departments.
Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine’s Westminster medical clinics on Federal Blvd, Sheridan Blvd, and Wadsworth Pkwy have extended hours to complement the hours of your primary care physician’s office. Our clinics are open 7 days a week. That means we are open nights and weekends to accommodate many work schedules.
If you’re on the go, or looking for the clinic closest to work or home, keep in mind that we have clinics along the Denver metro area. The Westminster medical clinics are near Arvada and Thornton. Stop by an urgent care clinic instead of the emergency room for non-life-threatening illness or injury.
Urgent Care vs. ER: Where Do I Go?
Urgent cares are equipped to handle most minor illnesses or injury. The top visit reasons people aged 20 to 39 visit our Westminster medical clinics for same-day medical care are:
- COVID testing and treatment
- Upper respiratory infection
- Abdominal pain
- Foot, ankle, knee, and back pain
There are many more illnesses and injuries that can be treated at the Westminster medical clinics. Click here for more information on urgent care services. It is important to go to the emergency room if you are experiencing a life-threatening illness or injury including, but not limited to: chest pain, severe allergic reactions, continuous bleeding, severe shortness of breath, and more.
Keep in mind that the wait time is typically shorter at an urgent care than at the emergency room. While walk-ins are always welcome, Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine also offers online appointment scheduling for same-day medical care. Scheduling an appointment will help you to avoid long wait times. The average visit cost for an urgent care visit is $160, while the average cost of a visit to the ER is $400 to $2,000.
Much like the ER, the Westminster medical clinics on Federal Blvd, Sheridan Blvd, and Wadsworth Pkwy are staffed with physician associates and nurse practitioners. A physician is also the medical director who oversees and ensures the utmost level of care.
Which COVID Rapid Tests are Offered?
The Westminster medical clinics on Federal Blvd, Sheridan Blvd, and Wadsworth Pkwy offer same-day rapid COVID testing. These tests are facilitated curbside by Rapid Testing LLC. The rapid antigen and rapid molecular tests are available with no telehealth visit required and results are available the same day as testing.
The RT-PCR test is available as a rapid PCR test or lab-based test. The PCR rapid test is available at nearby clinics. Click here for pricing and to schedule. For the lab-based RT-PCR test, first schedule a telehealth visit with a provider. This test is sent to a lab with results in 3 to 7 days.
If you are in need of a COVID test for travel, consider the molecular rapid tests. These tests are NAAT approved, which means they are widely accepted as COVID testing for travel.
Do Urgent Cares do STD Testing?
Yes, the Westminster medical clinics have STD testing and we treat many common STDs. Many STD tests are urine lab tests. Other lab tests are also available including testing for common illnesses including strep and the flu.
Do Urgent Cares Do X-rays?
Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine’s Westminster medical clinics are equipped with state-of-the-art x-ray equipment. The provider will review your x-rays and you’ll be able to take a copy of your x-rays with you on CD to share with a specialist, if needed, and your primary care physician.
Do Urgent Cares Accept Insurance? What is the Cost Without Insurance?
Yes, many urgent cares accept most major insurances. The Westminster medical clinics are urgent cares that accept Medicaid and Medicare. We offer a discount to patients who are uninsured and paying at the time of service. Discounted pricing can be found by clicking here.
When Should I Bring My Child to an Urgent Care?
The Westminster medical clinics treat patients of all ages including infants. Many of the common pediatric illnesses we treat are: COVID, ear infection, upper respiratory infection, cough, sore throat, strep throat, RSV, and fever. Click here to learn more about pediatric illnesses and when to bring your child to an urgent care for evaluation and treatment.
See Us Today!
Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine has locations across the Denver metro area. The Westminster urgent cares on Sheridan Blvd and Wadsworth Pkwy are easily accessible from Arvada. Our Westminster clinic on Federal Blvd is near Federal Heights and Thornton. Our clinics are open 7 days a week.
Schedule an appointment online or walk-in. Same-day appointments are available! Scheduling an appointment will help you to avoid long wait times, but walk-ins are always welcome. Click here to schedule a visit and to view all of our locations.