What Services Does Urgent Care Provide?

December 13, 2023 by Dr. Eric Ellis

Urgent Care centers have become vital to today’s healthcare landscape, offering accessible and timely services for a wide range of non-life-threatening medical conditions. Whether you experience a sudden illness, injury, or need medical assistance during or outside of regular office hours, Urgent Care serves as an essential part of our healthcare system.

While Urgent Care provides a convenient and accessible medical option between primary care and the ER, it also offers a wide variety of medical services.

Immediate medical care

Urgent Care provides immediate medical attention for patients with health concerns not considered life-threatening emergencies.

Some of these services include:

  • Treating fractures, broken bones, or dislocations.
  • Placing stitches, sutures, and staples.
  • Assessing concussions and head injuries.
  • Treating minor wounds like lacerations, burns, infections, and animal bites.

While some might think to seek medical attention for these types of injuries at the ER, visiting Urgent Care can save patients time, money, and a lengthy waiting period while experiencing the same quality of care. Most Urgent Care centers will refer patients to the ER for more serious ailments like chest or abdominal pain.

Diagnostic services

To help identify the cause of a patient’s symptoms, Urgent Care centers offer a range of diagnostic services, not limited to:

  • X-rays
  • Laboratory tests for assessing glucose levels, pregnancy, cholesterol, STDs, or drug screenings.
  • Testing for strep throat, COVID, the flu, or mononucleosis (Mono).
  • Ordering outpatient labs.
  • Giving intravenous fluids when needed.
  • Administering joint injections, such as cortisone shots.

These services are particularly important when dealing with conditions like bone fractures, pneumonia, or other internal injuries that require imaging to diagnose patients properly.

Common ailments

Urgent care centers are equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of common ailments and minor injuries.

Some of the conditions commonly addressed at urgent care include:

  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Fever
  • Allergies and allergic reactions
  • Ear infections
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Sore throat

Urgent Cares are staffed with healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, who can provide timely assessments, tests, and treatment plans for these issues.

Sports and physicals

Urgent care centers also offer sports physicals and general health check-ups, making them a convenient choice for students and athletes requiring examinations for school or sports participation.

How We Can Help

Visit Lincoln Urgent Care or Granite Bay Urgent Care in the Sacramento area for testing, diagnosing, and treatment options.

You can also book a telemedicine appointment or call either urgent care clinic for more details. We look forward to hearing from you!

Lincoln Urgent Care (916) 258-2751
Granite Bay Urgent Care (916) 570-7265


Lincoln Urgent Care and Granite Bay Urgent Care are full-service urgent care centers with onsite x-ray and laboratory testing. Our team is dedicated to providing patients with affordable and timely care for their urgent care needs.

Lincoln Urgent Care
77 Lincoln Boulevard Suite 1
Lincoln, CA 95648
Phone: (916) 258-2751
Fax: (916) 258-7172

Granite Bay Urgent Care
5290 Douglas Blvd
Suite 102
Granite Bay, CA 95746
Phone: (916) 570-7265
Fax: (916) 200-2412

As your trusted urgent care clinic, we would like to notify our patients about the Open Payments database put in place by the Medical Board of California as of January 1, 2024.

The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.

The Open Payments database is a national transparency program that collects and publishes information about financial relationships between drug and medical device companies and certain healthcare providers.

For informational purposes, please visit: openpaymentsdata.cms.gov