What’s the Difference Between an Urgent Care Clinic and a Walk-in Clinic?

Are walk-in clinics the same thing as urgent care clinics? People sometimes use walk-in clinic and urgent care clinic interchangeably, but the two terms aren’t synonymous. Many urgent-care clinics are walk-in clinics, however. MANA Urgent Care clinics are walk-in clinics providing fast and convenient medical care in Northwest Arkansas.

What is a walk-in clinic?

“Walk-in” is a fairly broad term that refers to the process with which you seek care. In simplest terms, a walk-in clinic is a place where you can visit a medical professional without needing an appointment. Urgent care clinics are often walk-in clinics, but even hospital emergency rooms provide walk-in care (although there are several reasons why you wouldn’t want to treat the ER as a walk-in clinic).

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The advantages of MANA Urgent Care clinics

Urgent care clinics are the place to go when you need immediate, non-life-threatening medical care. There are other reasons to visit an urgent care clinic:

  • You need medical attention over the weekend.
  • Your doctor’s office is closed.
  • You’re visiting Northwest Arkansas for business or vacation.
  • You’re a college student and your primary care doctor is in a different state.
  • You don’t want to wait to see your primary care doctor.

MANA Urgent Care clinics are staffed by board-certified physicians and equipped to handle a wide range of medical services including shots, immunizations, sports physicals, minor surgery, x-ray imaging, and select lab services.

There are no emergency fees or urgent care fees at MANA Urgent Care clinics. Any fees or copay for your visit will be the same as those at your primary care doctor. Since these urgent care clinics are in the MANA network, the doctors and healthcare professionals at MANA Urgent Care will have already access to health records for established MANA patients

Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas offers two urgent care clinic locations in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Urgent Care Wedington and MANA Urgent Care College are both open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.