ER or Urgent Care posterWVU Urgent Care provides prompt medical care for minor illnesses or injuries. We see patients who need immediate attention but don’t have a life-threatening condition that requires an emergency room visit.

If your doctor’s office is closed or you just can’t wait for an appointment, visit WVU Medicine Urgent Care. Our convenient walk-in clinics are open daily from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week, no appointments necessary.

Our team can treat a variety of health related issues from sore throats and flu symptoms, to strains and sprains, minor wounds requiring stitches, respiratory infections, and much more. In addition, as part of the WVU Medicine family, we have access to a full range of healthcare experts.

What else can I expect?

  • Lab and X-ray services on site
  • Common prescriptions available on site
  • Comfortable waiting areas
  • An app to track your wait time

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WVU Urgent Care is proud to be designated as a Certified Urgent Care by the Urgent Care Association of America.

What Is A Certified Urgent Care Designation?

Coming soon!

WVU Urgent Care is adding a new location in late September, near the Fairmont Connector.

WVU Medicine Outpatient Center – Fairmont

100 Stoney Hill Rd
Fairmont Gateway Clinic
Fairmont, WV 26554

WVU Health Report: Urgent Care or ED?

 

Typical complaints seen in Urgent Care

  • cough/cold
  • diarrhea
  • ear infections
  • fever
  • minor burns
  • minor fractures or dislocations
  • minor lacerations
  • mono
  • pink eye
  • rabies
  • rashes
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • sore throat
  • stomach flu
  • swimmer’s ear
  • swollen glands
  • urinary tract infections
  • wheezing
  • yeast infections

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You can get your school sports physicals for $25.

We also offer vaccinations, on-site X-ray, and lab services such as:

  • adenovirus
  • HIV
  • H-pylori
  • Monospot
  • pregnancy testing
  • rapid flu
  • rapid strep
  • RSV
  • urine testing

As part of the WVU Medicine family, we have ready access to a full range of healthcare experts.

Not Appropriate for Urgent Care

In more serious situations, such as a stroke, heart attack, severe bleeding, head injury or other major trauma, go straight to the nearest emergency room. Other critical conditions include severe abdominal pain; sudden dizziness, weakness, or loss of coordination or balance; sudden blurred vision or loss of vision; deep cuts or bleeding that won’t stop; and loss of consciousness.

Medications available on site to Urgent Care patients

WVU Urgent Care patients can buy 10 commonly prescribed medications at the clinic instead of leaving with a written prescription. A patient can buy one course of the prescribed drugs in stock, which include antibiotics such as amoxicillin and penicillin.

  • Each prescription costs $10.
  • No billing to insurance companies is done.
  • Refills are not available.

Patients are given receipts to submit to insurance companies for reimbursement. Patients who need refills or who may need another medication to treat their illness will need another doctor visit. Urgent Care does not sell prescription narcotics.