What is urgent care? Urgent care is for those with minor illnesses or mild conditions that need quick treatment but don’t necessarily require an emergency room visit. They are staffed with board-certified medical providers that will give you the best care, regardless of your condition. 

What Are The Benefits Of Visiting An Urgent Care Clinic? 

Extended Hours

Many of these clinics offer extended hours so that you can get medical attention before or after work. 

Cost Effective

Co-pays at the emergency room are notoriously higher than at urgent care clinics, and many clinics accept major insurance plans. 


Urgent care clinics treat many conditions, meaning any small ailment you may face can be treated there. Additionally, these clinics have begun popping up all around the country, meaning you likely have one in your area. 

What Services Do Urgent Care Clinics Offer? 

The services offered by urgent care clinics are plentiful. They can treat anything from a common cold to a mild broken bone. Common services offered at these clinics include: 

  • COVID-19 testing and treatment
  • Cold and flu
  • Sinus infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Eye injuries and pink eye
  • And more!

Check out our urgent care services page to see the complete list of services we offer. 

When To Visit An Urgent Care Clinic

Urgent care is here when you’re not feeling well or have a condition that is not life-threatening but needs quick treatment. 

Clinic wait times usually are shorter than that of the emergency room, and many have common medications in-house, saving you a trip to the pharmacy. Additionally, these centers do not require appointments, so you do not have to wait days to be seen by your primary care doctor. 

Urgent care bridges the gap between visiting a traditional doctor’s office and the emergency room, making it the perfect place to go when you need to feel better in a time crunch. 

However, if you need a check-up or vaccines, you should schedule an appointment with your primary care physician.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, you should visit the emergency room. 

How To Choose An Urgent Care 

Like any doctor, you should be particular about what clinic you visit. Before visiting, you should make sure that the staff is board-certified. 

Additionally, check their website to ensure they treat the symptoms or condition you are facing. 

Why MainStreet Family Care? 

MainStreet Family Care services four states across the southeast and is rapidly growing! We prioritize helping our patients heal and feel better, FAST!

Our wide array of services allows us to treat many conditions, and we also offer primary care. In addition to these services, MainStreet Family Care offers primary care, DOT physical exams, lab testing, sports physicals, and vaccines. 

We accept most major insurance plans, including Medicaid. MainStreet Family Care clinics are open 7 days a week. 

Turn To MainStreet Family Care 

MainStreet Family Care is here to help you heal and feel better, FAST! 

You can register online to join the queue from anywhere and wait from your home or car. We’ll send you a text when we’re ready for you to check in at the kiosk. 

Walk-ins are always accepted, but please be aware that registering online reduces in-clinic wait times. Walk-ins are added to the same queue as those who register online.