Injuries and accidents usually happen without warning and may require seeing a doctor within a few hours. If you or your child's doctor isn’t immediately available and the injury doesn’t require emergency room attention, visit one of Sutter’s urgent care centers located throughout Northern California. Our urgent care centers provide highly trained doctors, nurses and support staff who can quickly assess an injury and provide care. Urgent care centers are more convenient, less expensive and frequently less crowded than hospital emergency rooms. They are open evenings, weekends and holidays, when many doctors’ offices are closed. Visit an urgent care center if you think you or your child needs to see a doctor within 24 hours.
What types of injuries are treated at urgent care centers?
Our teams are well-equipped to treat many types of injuries. They can stop bleeding, stitch wounds, take x-rays, reset bones, fit splints and even put on casts. Both adults and children frequently come to our urgent care centers to receive care for:
- Animal bites
- Broken or fractured bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Injuries from car accidents
- Injuries from falls
- Injuries from sports or outdoor activities
- Muscle sprain or strain (especially ankles, knees and shoulder)
The doctors in the Sutter Health network urgent care centers are board-certified family medicine doctors, emergency room doctors or pediatricians. These doctors work closely with physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other urgent care staff members to treat people of all ages. Our urgent care teams have broad, comprehensive medical knowledge. Their goal is to provide convenient, quality care to help you or your child feel better quickly.
After your urgent care visit, our team will provide a treatment report to a primary care doctor or appropriate specialist. This collaboration helps keep doctors informed of the treatment you or your child received at the urgent care center.