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When a sudden health issue pops up, we're here for you. Our Convenient Care clinics (which provide what's commonly referred to as "urgent care") are staffed with highly trained, compassionate medical staff, providing care to patients with a variety of medical issues.

Head to your closest Geisinger Convenient Care urgent care location when you aren’t in immediate danger but need help more quickly than you can get an appointment with your primary care physician.

Turn to Convenient Care urgent care for:

  • Allergies
  • Cuts that require stitches
  • Insect bites or tick removal
  • Ear, urinary and other infections
  • Skin rashes
  • Sprains and strains

While our Convenient Care centers treat a wide variety of conditions, they don’t replace your primary care provider. Learn more about primary care.

Your cold and flu headquarters

We’re dedicating several of our locations to treating cold and flu symptoms. Why? Because we want to make getting tested and cared for easier for you.

Turn to Geisinger Cold and Flu Centers for: 

  • Sore throat 
  • Cough 
  • Fever 
  • Chills
  • Runny nose 
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

Let's find the right care for you. Have a cough, fever, runny nose or sore throat.

Learn more about where our Cold and Flu Centers are and save your spot here. If you suspect that you have COVID-19, call our hotline at 570-284-3657. You can also learn more about COVID-19 at

Have a health question? Call us first.

A nurse is always available at your Geisinger primary care provider’s office to answer questions and give medical advice — and that might help you avoid a costly (and unnecessary) trip to the ER. 

Not sure what to do? Call your doctor’s office and ask for a nurse.

Nurse triage lines should not be used in an emergency. Call 911 or head to your nearest ER for emergency care.

Online check-in

Not feeling well — why wait? Save time and skip the line.

Urgent care just for kids

Need fast or after-hours care for your little one?

Know where to go

When to choose the ER, Convenient Care or the doctor’s office.

Frequently asked questions

What age patients do you see?

Our Convenient Care walk-in clinics see patients 12 months and older*. We offer fast, convenient, after-hours care when you need to be seen sooner than you can get in with your primary care doctor.

If you have a life-threatening illness or injury, call 911 or head to the emergency room.

*Our pediatric urgent care clinic at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre sees children of all ages, from infancy to age 18.

What conditions do you treat?

Choose one of our urgent care centers for medical conditions that aren’t life-threatening but should be treated within 24 hours. In other words, go to Convenient Care if you aren’t in immediate danger, but need help sooner than you can get an appointment with your regular doctor.

Turn to Convenient Care for:

  • Allergies
  • Bug bites or tick removal
  • Colds/flu/fever
  • Cuts that require stitches
  • Eye irritation
  • Minor broken bones
  • Sinus, ear, urinary, respiratory and other infections
  • Skin rashes or skin infections
  • Sore throats
  • Sprains and strains
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

Remember: While our urgent care centers treat a wide variety of conditions, they don’t replace your primary care provider. Learn more about primary care.

What conditions don't you treat?

Our Convenient Care clinics are unable to provide the following:

  • Treatment for work-related injuries or illnesses
  • Treatment for motor vehicle accidents
  • Intensive care or emergency care
  • Narcotic prescriptions
  • Assistance with FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993) paperwork

If you’re experiencing a life-threatening condition and need immediate medical care, it’s time to go to the emergency room. Call 911 immediately if you experience:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Symptoms of a stroke
  • Symptoms of a heart attack
  • A life- or limb-threatening injury

These conditions are extremely time-sensitive and require immediate care. If you need immediate attention or aren’t able to drive, call 911.

Do I need an appointment or can I walk in?

Either works. While walk-in appointments are always welcome, we encourage you to check out our wait times and save your spot online. You’re already busy. Why wait in line when you don’t have to?
Can urgent care prescribe antibiotics?

Yes! Our providers at our walk-in care clinics are able to prescribe a variety of common medications, from antibiotics to pain medications. Additionally, many of our Convenient Care clinics are housed in the same location as our pharmacies — so you can fill your prescription before you leave the building.

Find a Geisinger pharmacy near me.

What should I bring with me?

Just bring yourself — no need for anything else. However, if you do have the following items, it may help get you in and out faster:

  • A list of your current medications
  • Personal identification
  • Your copay
  • Your health insurance cards

Is my insurance accepted?

When you’re hurt or not feeling well, money should be your last concern. Our Convenient Care centers accept most insurance plans and have reasonable copays.

Get more information about insurance accepted.