Urgent Care

Essentia Health Urgent Cares offer an intermediate level of care. Get care for illnesses and injuries that are not life-threatening but may need X-rays and/or lab tests that require a blood draw.

Care may be provided by doctors, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants. You’ll find our urgent cares throughout Minnesota. Hours vary by location and you don’t need an appointment.

If you have severe or life-threatening symptoms, call 911 or seek emergency care.

Urgent Care Services

Minor Acute (Short-term) Illness or Pain

  • Allergies
  • Asthma flare-ups
  • Bacterial vaginitis
  • Bladder infections or urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Bronchitis
  • Cold, cough, or flu
  • Constipation
  • Ear complaints or infections
  • Fever
  • Gastrointestinal illness (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, painful gas)
  • Headache or migraine
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Mononucleosis (mono)
  • Pink eye
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Sinus issues
  • Sore or strep throat
  • Tooth infection
  • Wound care
  • Yeast infection

Minor Injuries

  • Cat scratches or bites
  • Dog bites
  • Eye injury
  • Musculoskeletal injuries (sprains, strains, pulled muscles, or suspected broken bones, like in the arm, leg, or hand)

Immunizations (Vaccines)

  • Tetanus vaccine

Minor Tests & Procedures

  • Ear wax removal
  • Foreign object removal
  • Incision and drainage of cysts or abscesses
  • Minor tear or rugged cut in skin needing cleaning and/or stitches
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Stitch or staple removal

Skin Conditions

  • Athlete’s foot
  • Cold sores
  • Fingernail or toenail infection
  • Head lice
  • Impetigo
  • Insect bites
  • Minor burns, including sunburns
  • Poison Ivy rash
  • Scabies
  • Skin infections
  • Swimmer’s itch

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