After Hours Urgent Care for Non-Emergency Illnesses & Injuries in Ridgefield, CT
If you need urgent care after hours in Ridgefield, Connecticut, turn to PhysicianOne Urgent Care. We’re here for you every day, even at times when many other providers’ offices are closed. Our experienced and compassionate team is available to provide prompt and personalized medical attention for a full spectrum of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. And regardless of the time of day, we never require appointments, but you can always streamline your visit by checking in online if you’d like.
Why Not Just Go to an ER?
You might instinctively head straight to a hospital emergency room whenever you need urgent care after hours. Of course, if you were facing a true medical emergency, your instinct would be spot-on. But sometimes you might need immediate care, but not necessarily emergency care.
For many people, recognizing the difference can be confusing, but here’s a general rule of thumb to help you decide: If you have a sudden illness or injury that you would feel comfortable addressing with your primary care physician, but you cannot wait for an appointment, then an after-hours urgent care visit would probably be more appropriate for you than an ER visit. An example would be if you wake up on a weekend feeling like you’ve been hit by a ton of bricks, or if you stumble while grocery shopping after work and can’t support any weight on your ankle.
Even if your health issue is clearly not an emergency, you might be tempted to err on the side of caution, and that’s understandable. Just keep in mind that before you are seen in an ER, you will likely have to endure a long wait surrounded by sick people. That’s the last thing you need when you aren’t feeling well! Plus, some of those people might be contagious. Finally, the insurance copayments and out-of-pocket costs for an ER visit are generally much higher than those for an urgent care visit—even after hours. In sum, you’ll probably have a much better experience with PhysicianOne Urgent Care.
Reserve the ER for True Emergencies
At our urgent care center, we diagnose and treat many illnesses and injuries, such as the common cold, influenza, COVID-19, coughs, fever, sore throats, urinary tract infections (UTIs), sprains, strains, and more. With our on-site clinical lab and X-ray technology, our welcoming team can have you diagnosed, treated, and feeling better in no time. Why put yourself through an unpleasant ER visit if you don’t have to?
Come to Physician One Urgent Care in Ridgefield whenever you need urgent care services. You can just walk right in, even after hours. Or book a Virtual Visit.