Urgent care centers in Austin and Central Texas
At St. David's HealthCare, we're proud to be affiliated with CareNow® urgent care. You can access these affordable walk-in clinic alternatives for minor illnesses and injuries, such as cold and flu, sports physicals and strains or sprains. If your CareNow® physician decides you need a higher level of care, they can coordinate with us to connect you with our extensive network of hospitals, resources and specialists.
For more information about our urgent care services, please call St. David's Help Center at (888) 868-2104.
When to go to an emergency room (ER) or urgent care
Urgent care clinics typically treat minor injuries and illnesses. This makes them ideal for treating 24-hour "stomach bugs" or lesser medical concerns if you are unable to see your primary care doctor. If your health concern needs additional treatment, the urgent care center can refer you to specialty doctors.
To help you make the best decision for you medical situation, the following are some general guidelines to follow.
You should go to an ER if you have:
- A suspected heart attack
- A suspected cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
- Blood in stool
- Broken bones
- Coughing or throwing up blood
- Deep wounds with heavy bleeding
- Head injuries (e.g., concussions)
- High fever
- Trouble breathing
- Severe allergic reactions
- Severe burns
- Severe headaches, dizziness, confusion or seizures
- Suspected poisoning or drug/alcohol overdose
- Uncontrolled nausea or diarrhea
- Any life-threatening medical emergency
You can visit an urgent care for less serious conditions, such as:
- Bites, stings, poison ivy, hives or rashes
- Colds, flus, earaches, sore throats or fevers
- Cuts and scrapes that may need stitches
- Seasonal allergies
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Sprains and strains
- Simple bone and joint injuries
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
When to call 911
Although urgent cares are equipped to quickly diagnose and treat many conditions, if you think you are having a medical emergency of any kind, you should call 911 immediately.
Our urgent care hours and locations
You can depend on CareNow® urgent care centers to provide high-quality care seven days a week, during most holidays and after normal business hours for adults and children who are three months old and older. To make your wait a bit easier, you can begin at home using our Web Check-In®.