MarinHealth Urgent Care Offers Same-Day Appointments

MarinHealth Urgent Care Offers Same-Day Appointments

Sprain, strain, earache, or fever? Is an appointment with your primary care provider just a few too many days away? MarinHealth Urgent Care at 4000 Civic Center Drive in San Rafael treats most illnesses and injuries. If you are unsure about the severity of your condition, see the chart below to help you decide where to go. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or visit your closest emergency department.

If you’ve ever wondered if an urgent care visit is for you, you’re not alone. Patients often ask us which is the best choice for a particular injury or ailment.

Urgent care centers exist to immediately assist patients with illnesses or injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening, such as aches and pains or a cough. MarinHealth Urgent Care makes it easy to be seen right away, with online scheduling and extended hours on weekdays, as well as weekend appointments. We typically can offer same-day appointments online or via phone, or you are welcome walk in.

Our MarinHealth Outpatient Imaging Center is down the hall, allowing for quick diagnosis of fractures and sprains during daytime hours. If specialized care is needed, such as a visit with an orthopedic surgeon, our urgent care providers can provide a referral for follow-up care.

Emergency situations that would require a visit to the Emergency Department instead include a possible heart attack (chest pain, sudden dizziness, difficulty breathing) or a potential stroke (remember the BEFAST acronym to identify symptoms of a stroke: Balance, Eyes, Face, Arm, Speech).

Urgent care is great for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries, and can often be a better use of your time and resources to treat injuries, fevers, infections and other ailments. MarinHealth Urgent Care treats patients of all ages, from pediatric (3+ months) to seniors. For children specifically, MarinHealth Pediatric After-Hours Care Clinic in Larkspur is staffed by board-certified pediatricians and acts as an extension of your pediatrician’s office, providing care on evenings and weekends. Our Pediatric After-Hours Care Clinic is Marin County’s only after-hours clinic exclusively for children under 18, for urgent, non-emergency medical issues.

Urgent Care Appointments: You can schedule an appointment online, or by calling our office directly: 1-415-925-8865. For the convenience of our patients, our office is pleased to offer both in-person and telehealth appointments.