Urgent Health and Wellness

As hospitals across the state and country combat long wait times and overcrowding, it's important to understand when residents should visit an emergency room, an urgent care center, and when to call 9-1-1. Emergency rooms are available 24-hrs a day and are qualified to respond to life-threatening medical emergencies. Urgent care centers can help with non-life-threatening medical problems. Residents are always encouraged to call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing a medical emergency. We will continue our efforts to ensure all our residents are thriving and healthy.

Urgent Care

When to go to an Emergency Room

Emergency Rooms (Emergency Departments) are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year and have special equipment and highly skilled and qualified to respond to life-threatening medical emergencies.

Go to the emergency department if you experience the following:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Facial drooping or weakness in an arm or leg
  • Chest pain
  • Bleeding that lasts longer than 10 minutes
  • Seizures
  • Head trauma
  • Sudden acute headache/dizziness
  • Major broken bones
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Sudden confusion, disorientation
  • Severe abdominal pain 
  • Swallowed a foreign object 

When to go to the Urgent Care

Urgent care centers are same-day walk in clinics that can handle non-life-threatening medical problems and are a good option for when you are not injured or not feeling well, but it’s not serious enough for the emergency room. No appointment is necessary. Many Urgent Cares also provide primary care, sports physicals, and vaccines.

Urgent Cares centers can address the most minor of ailments, such as:

  • Cough, congestion, without severe difficulty breathing
  • Mild flu-like symptoms
  • Sneezing or running nose
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Mild upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea
  • Rashes without fever
  • Sprains, Strains, minor bone fractures
  • Minor Cuts
  • Earache/Ear Pain
  • Painful urination
  • Pink eye, eye redness, discharge, or itchiness

When to Call 911

Always call 911 if you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, some examples include:

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Severe bleeding
  • Any symptoms of a heart attack, including chest pressure/pain, pain in the left arm or the jaw, sudden weakness, or dizziness
  • Signs of a stroke, such as slurred speech, severe headache, weakness, or numbness on one side of the face or body, or loss of consciousness
  • Life-or-limb-threatening injury

Urgent Care Centers

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Allcare Of Maryland

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-ELLICOTT CITY
9396 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-480-9110 | www.allcarefamilymed.com/locations/ellicott-city/
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 8 PM; Sat: 8 AM - 5 PM


-COLUMBIA
6955 Oakland Mills Rd Suite N, Columbia, MD 21045
410-290-9990 | www.allcarefamilymed.com/locations/columbia/
Hours: Mon–Fri: 9AM–8PM; Sat–Sun: 12PM–6PM


-FULTON
8175 Westside Blvd, Fulton, MD 20759
240-580-2650 | www.allcarefamilymed.com/locations/maple-lawn/
Hours: 8AM–8PM; Sat–Sun: 12PM–6PM

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Centennial Medical Group

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8186 Lark Brown Rd, Elkridge, MD 21075
410-730-3399 | www.centennialmedical.com
Hours: Mon–Fri: 8AM–4:30PM

Title

Chase Brexton

Content

5500 Knoll N Dr #370, Columbia, MD 21045
410-837-2050 | www.chasebrexton.org/locations/columbia
Hours: Mon–Fri: 8AM–7PM

Title

Concerta

Content

-COLUMBIA
6656 Dobbin Road, Columbia, MD 21045
410-381-1330 | www.concentra.com
Hours: Mon–Fri: 8AM–5 PM


-ELKRIDGE
7377 Washington Blvd Suite 101, Elkridge, MD 21075
410-379-3051 | www.concentra.com
Hours: Mon–Fri: 8AM–5PM

Title

CVS Minute Clinic

Content

-ELLICOTT CITY
3300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042
866-389-2727 | www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/clinic-locator/md/ellicottcity/2043.html?WT.mc…
Hours: Mon–Fri: 8:30 AM–7:30 PM; Saturday: 9 AM–5:30 PM; Sunday: 9 AM–4:30 PM


-ELKRIDGE
6480 Old Waterloo Road, Elkridge, MD 21075
866-389-2727  | www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/clinic-locator/md/elkridge/1909.html?WT.mc_id=…
Hours: Mon–Fri: 8:30AM–7:30PM; Saturday: 9AM–5:30PM; Sunday: 9AM–4:30PM

Title

Elite Urgent Care

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6100 Dobbin Road, Columbia, MD 21045
443-313-7531 | www.eliteurgentcaremd.com/
Hours: Mon–Fri: 8AM–6PM; Saturday: 9 AM - 2 PM

Title

Firstcall Medical Center

Content

-ELKRIDGE
8186 Lark Brown Rd Suite #201, Elkridge, MD 21075
410-730-3399 | www.firstcallmedicalcenter.com
Hours: Mon–Fri 7:30AM–3:30PM

-ELLICOTT CITY
10120 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-694-7999 | www.firstcallmedicalcenter.com
Hours: Mon–Fri 8AM–10PM; Sat & Sun 8AM–5PM.


-GAMBRILLS
1071 MD-3 North, Suite 101, Gambrills, MD 21054
410-694-7999 | www.firstcallmedicalcenter.com
Hours: Mon–Fri: 8AM–8PM; Sat & Sun 8AM–5PM.


-LAUREL
10981 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723
410-694-7999 | www.firstcallmedicalcenter.com
Hours: Mon–Fri: 8AM–10PM; Sat & Sun 8AM–5PM

Title

Medstar Health: Urgent Care

Content

6334 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044
855-910-3278 | www.medstarhealth.org/locations/urgent-care-columbia?utm_campaign=mhs_c…
Hours: Mon–Sun: 8AM–8PM

Title

Ouch Urgent Care

Content

6020 Meadowridge Center Drive, Suite F,
Elkridge, MD 21075
443-776-3031 | www.ouchmd.com
Hours: Mon–Fri: 8:30AM–6:30PM; Sat–Sun: 8:30AM–6:30PM. 

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Patient First Columbia

Content

5900 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044-3635
443-718-4067 | www.patientfirst.com
Hours: Mon–Sun: 8AM–8PM including weekends and holidays.

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Premier Health Express Urgent Care

Content

9710 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 200,
Columbia, MD 21046
443-836-5376 | www.premierhealthexpress.com/
Hours: Mon–Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM 

Title

PM Pediatrics

Content

6630 Marie Curie Drive, Elkridge, MD 21075
571-370-5437 | www.pmpediatriccare.com/location/columbia/
Hours: Mon–Sat: 12PM–12AM; Sunday: 10AM–10PM

Title

Quality First Urgent Care

Content

-BURTONSVILLE
15646 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866
301-421-1214 | www.quality1urgentcare.com
Hours: Mon–Fri 8AM–8PM; Sat–Sun 8AM–5PM 


-CLARKSVILLE
6339 Ten Oaks Road, Suite 100, Clarksville, MD 21029
301-304-3111 | www.quality1urgentcare.com
Hours: Mon–Fri 8AM–8PM; Sat–Sun 8AM–5PM

Title

Righttime Medical Care: Urgent Care

Content

6334 Cedar Ln, Columbia, MD 21044
888-808-6483 | www.healthgrades.com
Hours: Mon–Sun: 7AM–11PM. 

Title

UM Urgent Care

Content

5890 Waterloo Road, Columbia, MD 21045
667-214-2100 | www.umfpi.org
Hours: Mon–Fri: 8AM–8PM; Sat & Sun: 8AM–6 PM; Closed on Christmas Day, December 25.

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