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Why Should You Go to Urgent Care?

So, you think you may have the flu. You’ve had chills, a fever, body aches, and congestion since yesterday…but it’s 6:30 pm on a Friday, you can’t get in to see your primary care physician, and it’s not urgent enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. What do you do? You go to a walk-in urgent care clinic like First Care, receive a thorough evaluation of your flu symptoms, and get the care you need to start feeling well again!
What is urgent care?
Think of walk-in urgent care clinics as the level between the emergency room and visiting your primary care doctor. They focus on urgentneeds, not emergent needs (like an emergency room provides), but not on chronic disease management that your primary care provider offers. Urgent care clinics are for when you’re too sick or injured to wait for your doctor, but it’s not life-threatening enough to go to the ER.
What are the benefits of going to an urgent care clinic?
First of all, it’s faster. Many people spend more than three hours in the ER during their visit, compared to an hour or less at an urgent care clinic. It’s also much cheaper than the emergency room — most urgent care visits cost between $35 and $100. Additionally, you don’t need an appointment — you can just walk right in and be on your way home in no time.

When can I go to urgent care?
First Care Clinics are open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm.
Where can I find an urgent care clinic near me?
First Care currently has 13 open urgent care clinics in Kentucky and Indiana. Find your clinic here:
Kentucky Urgent Care Clinics:

  • Bardstown, KY
  • Corbin, KY
  • Danville, KY
  • Frankfort, KY
  • Henderson, KY
  • Hopkinsville, KY
  • London, KY
  • Madisonville, KY
  • Middlesboro, KY
  • Somerset, KY
  • Winchester, KY

Indiana Urgent Care Clinics:

  • Bedford, IN
  • Seymour, IN

Have any questions about what we can treat, payment options, insurance we accept, and more? Feel free to contact your local First Care clinic!