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Urgent Care

Our team of friendly and highly skilled emergency medicine specialists is always ready to help you start feeling better. Don't wait any longer to get the care you need — visit us today or whenever you need urgent care.

Urgent care for your immediate needs

If you or a loved one is feeling great or have an injury that needs to be looked at right away but isn't an emergency, our urgent care centers are an excellent option. Our medical professionals are available to assist you with everything from the flu to a fracture and, if necessary, we can refer you to a local emergency department if you require that level of care. We care about your well-being and are here to provide you with the best possible care.

In the case of a serious emergency like a bad accident, stroke, difficulty breathing or chest pains, it's important to call 911 or go to the closest emergency department immediately.

Dr. Mary Lynn Joe, Chief of Urgent Care at Lowell General Hospital's Tewksbury location consults with a patient.

Urgent care near me

From rashes to stitches to fractured bones, it’s good to know our urgent care providers deliver exactly what you need. Plus, we've got you covered with 5 convenient locations Billerica, Dracut, Medford, Tewksbury + Westford.



Don't delay getting the treatment you need. If you can't see your primary care doctor or require care, our urgent care experts are here for you. We provide fast, high-quality care and can test, diagnose and treat a range of illnesses and injuries right here on-site. Trust us to provide the care you need, and we can even connect you with follow-up care if necessary. 

Allergic reactions
Back pain
Cuts and abrasions
Eye infections or irritation
Eye irritation
Gastrointestinal illnesses
Infected wounds
Insect bite and sting allergy
Joint pain
Mild skin conditions
Minor burns
Minor eye injuries
Minor head trauma
Muscle pain
Removal of foreign objects
Routine gynecological problems
Severe colds
Sinus infection
Skin conditions (such as acne, hives, poison ivy and ringworm)
Sore throat
Sports injuries
Sprains and fractures
Sprains and strains
Tick removal
Urinary symptoms
Workplace injuries

Remember, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department if you experience any of these symptoms or injuries that may be life-threatening:

  • Severe, uncontrollable bleeding
  • Open fractures (meaning you can see the bone outside of your skin)
  • Head injuries
  • Chest pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Weakness or numbness on one side of the body


When you come to one of our urgent care centers, we'll make sure to take care of all the tests you need. Our team will be happy to share the results with you and your primary care doctor to ensure you get the best possible care.

Tests we may perform include:

  • COVID-19
  • Glucose
  • Hemoccult
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Mononucleosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Strep throat
  • Urinalysis
  • X-ray


We can take care of everything from giving you medicine to fixing broken bones and sewing up cuts. We can also test you quickly for sicknesses and send you to see a specialist if needed.



When should I see my primary care doctor?

If you need immediate care and it is not an emergency, you can always contact your primary care doctor first. They know you, your medical history and your current medications and can treat minor problems such as sore throat, earaches, rashes and cuts. They usually have a few urgent appointments available each day. They can also advise you on how urgent your medical needs are.

When should I go to an urgent care?

You can visit urgent care if you have an immediate sickness, illness or injury and your primary care doctor is not available.

You should not visit an urgent care if you are experiencing a medical emergency such as chest pain, severe bleeding, difficulty speaking or breathing, are considering harming yourself or others, or other major trauma. 

When should I go to the emergency department?

You should go to your closest emergency department or call 911 if you have a life-threatening emergency, such as chest pain, severe bleeding, difficulty speaking or breathing, are considering harming yourself or others, or other major trauma. Or feel like you need to be seen by a doctor when your primary care doctor is unavailable and urgent care is closed.

Nurse practitioner talking with patient
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