Same-Day Care

Not feeling your best? Worried about an injury? Don't wait—UI Urgent Care and UI QuickCare can help you feel better today.

Looking for a Walk-In Clinic?

Spend less time waiting at the clinic and skip the phone call. UI QuickCare and UI Urgent Care are near you and ready to help.

When your primary care doctor isn't available, UI QuickCare and UI Urgent Care can treat minor illness and injury.

We want you to get care fast so you're back to feeling healthy as soon as possible.

Reserve a Spot: All Same-Day Care Locations

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Choose your arrival time for your UI QuickCare or UI Urgent Care visit and spend less time waiting at the clinic. Want to learn more about reserving your spot at UI QuickCare or UI Urgent Care? Check our Frequently Asked Questions.

Please seek emergency care for severe shortness of breath, allergic reactions, bleeding that does not stop after 10 minutes, sudden or severe pain, head injuries, seizures, poisoning, major injuries or broken bones, coughing or vomiting blood, suicidal or homicidal feelings, fainting, or signs of a heart attack or stroke.


Understanding Where to Seek Care

University of Iowa Health Care offers you a variety of care options, but knowing where to go for what ails you can be difficult. 

This guide can help direct you to the right location, and save you time and effort along the way.

When to Seek Quick Care

When your primary care provider isn't available, UI QuickCare can treat minor illnesses and injuries, including:

  • Cough, cold, and sore throat
  • Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting
  • Fever and flu
  • Rashes
  • Earaches
  • Insect bites
  • Eye infections
  • Minor burns
  • Bladder infections
  • Seasonal allergies

When to Seek Urgent Care

UI Urgent Care treats all of the same conditions as UI QuickCare plus:

  • Broken bones
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cuts and scrapes that require stitches
  • Dehydration that requires IV fluids

UI Urgent Care also has extended evening and weekend hours, and is open most holidays with reduced hours.

When to Seek Emergency Care

Always go to the emergency room if you have a serious or life-threatening condition.

Common Emergency Room Problems Include:

  • Head injury
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Stroke
  • Severe pain
  • Severe bleeding
  • Newborn fever
  • Chest pain
  • Major trauma
  • Abdominal pain
  • Suicidal thoughts

And remember, if a person could die or be permanently disabled, it is an emergency. Call 911 to have the emergency team come to you right away if you cannot wait.

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