Urgent Care by Gagon Family Medicine Now open at 8:00 AM daily*
*Price location only. Huntington Urgent Care open at 8 am Monday – Friday. See a full list of hours here.
You wake up one morning feeling out of sorts. Your muscles ache, you have a headache, and you’re running a fever. You know you should see a medical provider as soon as possible, but where should you go? Do you visit your local emergency department? Or turn to urgent care services?
Your primary care provider (PCP) should always be the first call in these situations because they can access your records and health care history. At Gagon Family Medicine+ Urgent Care, we aim to be there for our patients for routine and urgent care needs. We provide urgent care services because research shows frequent visits to unrelated urgent care sites can lead to more fragmented care and increase overall healthcare spending.
Gagon Urgent Care
Get safe, timely access to urgent care services from your own trusted team of primary care providers at Gagon Family Medicine + Urgent Care.
Urgent care services are offered on a walk-in, call-ahead, or telehealth basis. We also offer scheduled urgent care appointments between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Fridays. Evening and weekend urgent care services are walk-in or call-ahead only. By calling ahead, you can reserve your place in line and get an estimated time to arrive. Walk-ins are also welcome and will be added to the existing waiting list upon arrival.
Urgent care is the right option for non-life-threatening emergencies, minor illnesses, or injuries that can’t wait. Urgent care works best for situations that need attention but are not life-threatening including:
- Colds, fever, cough, sore throat
- Flu, nausea, vomiting
- Infections, including urinary tract infections
- Allergic reactions and rashes
- Sprains and minor broken bones
- Minor injuries including cuts and bruises
Visiting an Emergency Department
While a person might have a shorter wait for urgent care, certain medical situations require the resources of an emergency department and an emergency medicine provider. Situations that require the resources of an emergency department and an emergency medicine provider include:
- Chest pain or pressure
- Stroke symptoms
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Sudden or severe pain
- Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
- Sudden changes in vision
- Burn care
- Evaluation of an assault, physical/
sexual abuse or child abuse
Emergency Department vs. Urgent Care
Gagon Urgent Care
Varies by Location-
Care Provided By: Emergency
Care Provided By: Gagon Family Medicine team of providers (PCP)
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Do I need to be a patient of Gagon Family Medicine to visit their Urgent Care?
No. Anyone who needs urgent care services is welcome.
How long will I have to wait?
During walk-in hours, patients are treated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Wait times vary based on the number of people seeking care as well as the severity of their condition.
Do I need an appointment?
No. You may walk-in, call ahead to reserve your place in line, or arrange a telehealth visit.
Can I be seen for a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) as an urgent care patient?
No. Our policy is to only offer AWV’s to patients who have established their on-going care with our office. The purpose of an AWV is to establish an individual plan of care for the upcoming year that the patient and their provider then work together to implement. Best practice for the benefit of the patient is that the plan of care is developed between them and the office where they receive their primary care.
Can I get a refill of routine medications as an urgent care patient?
Yes, but. Routine medications are best refilled by your regular provider. If you run out of medications while traveling, a simple and free solution is to call your primary care provider and request they send a refill to your regular pharmacy. You can then ask a local pharmacy to transfer your prescription from your regular pharmacy to the pharmacy you are visiting, and they can fill it for you. If this solution does not work for you, we will be happy to see you and evaluate your medication needs.
Do I have to provide my complete medication list during an urgent care visit?
Yes. It is our policy to review a complete list of all medications for each patient at each visit. We also require authorization to query your pharmacy history. Many patients do not remember the exact name or dose of their medications so getting the name and dose directly from the pharmacy helps to make sure we have complete and accurate medication information.