Immediate Care

Essentia Health offers a variety of immediate care services for a wide range of medical needs—no appointment needed. Your choice of care depends your conditions/symptoms, where you live and whether you would like to be seen in person or online.  Find the best care option for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I choose virtual care versus in-person care?

In many cases, your best first step may be virtual care, especially if wait times are high.

  • If you have a severe injury or illness, go to an emergency room or call 911.
  • For routine or preventative care, consider a virtual video visit. For in-person care, call your local clinic or schedule an appointment online.
  • For specialty care, virtual and in-person options are available when you need an expert for skin rashes, allergies, vaccinations, joint and soft tissue injuries and more.

What is the difference between Urgent Care, Walk-In Care and Emergency Medicine?

  • Walk-in Care – Walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries. All walk-in care locations have lab services, including blood draw. Not all locations offer X-ray. Hours vary by location.
  • Urgent Care – Walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries that may require lab or imaging services. Hours vary by location.
  • Emergency Medicine - Get care for serious or life-threatening illnesses and injuries that require immediate attention. Care is provided by doctors and a team of medical professionals. This service is available 24/7 at Essentia Health hospitals.
  • Orthopedic Urgent Care or Walk-In Care - Get immediate care for sprains, strains, and broken bones. See a doctor or physician assistant who specializes in muscle, bone, and joint care - no appointment needed.
  • Pediatric Walk-In Care - See a doctor or physician assistant who specializes in pediatrics - no appointment needed.

What is the difference between E-Visits and 24/7 Video Visits On Demand?

  • E-Visits – Online visits for more than 20 conditions. Receive a diagnosis and treatment plan for just $30.
  • 24/7 Video Visit On Demand - Get care from an urgent care provider without leaving your home via virtual video visit. Connect with a provider online via secure video chat within MyChart.

Who can get virtual care?

Anyone, regardless of they are an Essentia Health patient, can receive virtual care, including an E-Visit or 24/7 Video Visit On Demand.

How much should my visit cost?*

The approximate out-of-pocket costs per visit for each Immediate Care service are:

  • Emergency Department (ED): Approx. $600
  • 24/7 Video Visit On Demand: Approx. $99-$448
  • Urgent Care: Approx. $335-$515
  • Walk-In Care: Approx. $335-$515
  • E-Visit: $30

You’ll get the most accurate estimate based on the information available at the time of your request. The estimate is not a guarantee of your final charges. The actual cost may vary based on what services you need.

Your estimate may not include:

  • Exams and appointments before or after your (procedure/surgery)
  • Treatment for any complications
  • Classes about your procedure or visits to a dietitian
  • Lab tests and radiology (X-rays, CT scans, MRIs)
  • Unforeseen services you may receive

Disclaimer: Our price estimate is not a guarantee of the charges or benefits for a service. Actual charges can differ due to the physician’s medical determination during a visit, complications, length of visit, medical coding changes, or changes in a patient’s condition.

I still have questions, who can I call?

Essentia Health patients can get free medical advice from one of our registered nurses (RNs) any time of the day or night by calling our Nurse Care Line at 1-800-714-4646.

What is the Nurse Care Line?

For more information visit our Nurse Care Line page.

If your symptoms are severe or potentially life-threatening, call 911 or seek emergency care.

If your symptoms are severe or potentially life-threatening, call 911 or seek emergency care.

To access mental health crisis services, call or text 988.

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