When you need medical care that’s faster and more affordable than a visit to the emergency room, urgent care centers can be a great option. These walk-in clinics offer a variety of medical services for non-life-threatening conditions, with shorter wait times and lower costs compared to an ER visit.
Urgent Care vs. Primary Care
While primary care physicians provide ongoing care for chronic conditions and preventive care, urgent care centers offer same-day medical attention for unexpected illnesses and injuries. Some of the most common reasons people visit urgent care centers include:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Sprains and strains
- Fever or flu-like symptoms
- Minor burns
- Sore throat or cough
While urgent care centers can’t provide emergency care for life-threatening conditions, they can offer a range of medical services that can help you feel better faster. At Nao Medical, we offer urgent care services, as well as additional services like mental health, nutrition, and women’s health, all with a strong focus on total whole body and mind care.
Urgent Care Services and Fees
The services offered by urgent care centers can vary, but they typically include:
- Diagnosis and treatment of non-life-threatening conditions
- X-rays and lab tests
- Vaccinations and flu shots
- Minor surgical procedures
- Physical exams and health screenings
At Nao Medical, our urgent care services start at just $75, with additional fees for lab tests, X-rays, and other services. We also accept most major insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare. For a full list of our services and fees, please visit our Services and Fees page.
Booking an Appointment at Nao Medical
At Nao Medical, we make it easy to get the care you need, when and how you need it. You can book an appointment with us online, over the phone, or through our telemedicine platform, which allows you to consult with a medical provider from the comfort of your own home.
To book an appointment at Nao Medical, please visit our booking page or call us at (917) 810-2415.
If you’re looking for fast and affordable medical care in NYC, urgent care centers can be a great option. At Nao Medical, we offer a range of urgent care and additional services, with short wait times, lower costs compared to an emergency care, and a tech-focused approach that allows you to get access to all health records through our platform. We are deeply integrated into our communities and committed to providing high quality, affordable care for all. Book an appointment with us today and experience the Nao Medical difference!
What should I bring to an urgent care appointment?
- A form of identification (such as a driver’s license or passport)
- Your insurance card, if you have one
- A list of any medications you’re currently taking
- Payment for any fees not covered by insurance
Do I need an appointment to visit an urgent care center?
No, most urgent care centers offer walk-in appointments. However, booking an appointment in advance can help reduce your wait time and ensure that you receive the care you need in a timely manner.
What if I need emergency care?
If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.
Can urgent care centers provide COVID-19 testing?
Yes, many urgent care centers offer COVID-19 testing. At Nao Medical, we offer rapid antigen testing and PCR testing for COVID-19. To learn more about our testing services, please visit our COVID-19 testing page.
How long does a typical urgent care appointment last?
The length of an urgent care appointment can vary depending on the services you require and the severity of your condition. However, most urgent care appointments last between 30 minutes to an hour.
Can I get a prescription at an urgent care center?
Yes, many urgent care centers can prescribe medications, including antibiotics, for non-life-threatening conditions. At Nao Medical, our medical providers can prescribe medications and send them to your pharmacy of choice, making it easier for you to get the care you need.