Reserve a spot

When you need convenient medical care for an illness or injury that is not life-threatening, or if you need a flu shot or a school sports physical, MedStar Health Urgent Care is here for you. We are open weekends and evenings, and walk-ins are welcome. Just walk in or save your spot in line with online check-in.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

We are more than a walk-in clinic. Our team of providers diagnose and treat non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries for patients of all ages. We have X-ray services at most locations and laboratory testing available on-site for common illnesses (strep, mono, influenza, urinary infection, COVID-19, and pregnancy). If your provider determines your condition needs further testing such as blood tests or cultures, we will have most results in 3-5 days. Some advanced testing for serious illnesses may require a referral to a nearby hospital’s emergency department.

COVID-19 Vaccine

MedStar Health Urgent Care offers Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots at select locations for both adults and children ages 5 to 17. Because supply and availability is limited, please click on your preferred care center below to reserve your spot online. If you are receiving a booster vaccine, please bring your CDC-issued vaccine card to your appointment.

MedStar Health Urgent Care in Hyattsville
MedStar Health Urgent Care in Gaithersburg at Darnestown Road
MedStar Health Urgent Care in Waldorf at Festival Way
MedStar Health Urgent Care in Towson at Hillside Avenue

 

Frequently asked questions

  • What services are available?

    Our urgent care centers provide extended-hour access to medical care for acute illnesses and injuries, just check in online or walk in. The services we offer include the following:

    • Illness care for flu, allergies, bronchitis, infections, pneumonia, strep throat, pink eye, sinus infections, cold symptoms, urinary tract infections, yeast infections, stomach ache/vomiting, and more
    • Injury care for broken bones, stitches, sprains (sprained ankle), lacerations/cuts, minor burns, and more
    • Auto accident injury evaluation
    • Sports physicals (Note: If your child has a history of COVID-19, further cardiac referrals may be needed)
    • Physical exams before surgery (Note: Clearance status is determined by your primary care or anesthesia provider)
    • Flu tests and shots (seasonal availability)
    • Vaccinations
    • COVID and other vaccinations
    • Concussion evaluations
    • STD testing
    • X-rays (most locations)
    • Tuberculin skin and blood tests to test for tuberculosis (TB)
    • T-DAP and rabies vaccination

    On-site laboratory is available for strep, mono, influenza, urinary infection, COVID-19, and pregnancy. If your condition needs further testing such as blood tests or cultures, we will have most results in 3-5 days. Some advanced testing for serious illnesses may require a referral to a nearby hospital’s emergency department.

  • How does online check-in work?

    • Select a location that is most convenient and click “Save My Spot” to choose an arrival time.
    • You will receive a text message reminder before you are scheduled to arrive. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork.
    • When you get to the urgent care center, please check in with our front desk staff to complete your registration.
    • We make every effort to see you as closely to your check-in time as possible. Please understand your arrival time is not an appointment and may be delayed by unforeseeable emergencies. Your place in line may change if another patient has a more serious condition.
    • We can only hold your place in line for 10 minutes past your chosen arrival time.

    *Online check-in is not required to be seen at a MedStar Health Urgent Care center. Walk-ins are welcome. for illnesses and injuries but, due to recent increased surges in patients seeking care, we are temporarily requiring online check-ins (no walk-ins) for all physicals (including perioperative) and vaccines (PPD/Tb, flu, rabies, COVID, and Tdap).

  • Which insurances are accepted?

    MedStar Health Urgent Care participates with most major health insurance plans. The following list should be used only as a guide and is subject to change. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health benefits plan includes receiving in‐network services from MedStar Health Urgent Care, please call your insurance company.

  • Washington, D.C. Locations Only:

    • Aetna (except Medicaid Advantage Plans/Exchange [QHP]/Innovation)*
    • Amerigroup of MD (MD MCO only)*
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC*
    • Anthem BCBS of VA (except VA Healthkeeper)*
    • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield*
    • Cigna Health Care (except Cigna connect EPO VA Exchange, SureFit, Advantage Plans [Cigna HealthSpring])*
    • Coventry Health Network (except Coventry Medicare)*
    • First Health
    • Medicaid FFS*
    • Medicare Part B
    • MedStar (Family Choice MD only, Select)
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Tricare East*
    • Trusted Health Plan
    • United Healthcare (except UnitedHealthcare Compass [HMO] and Private Fee-for-Service Medicare plans)
  • Maryland Locations Only:

    • Aetna (except Medicaid Advantage Plans/Exchange [QHP]/Innovation)*
    • Amerigroup of MD (MD MCO only)*
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC*
    • Anthem BCBS of VA (except VA Healthkeeper)*
    • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield*
    • Cigna Health Care (except Cigna connect EPO VA Exchange, SureFit, Advantage Plans [Cigna HealthSpring])*
    • Coventry Health Network (except Coventry Medicare)*
    • First Health
    • Medicaid FFS*
    • Medicare Part B
    • MedStar (Family Choice MD only, Select)
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Tricare East*
    • Trusted Health Plan
    • United Healthcare (except UnitedHealthcare Compass [HMO] and Private Fee-for-Service Medicare plans)*
  • Virginia Locations Only:

    • Aetna (except Medicaid Advantage Plans/Exchange [QHP)/Innovation)*
    • Anthem BCBS of Virginia (except VA Healthkeeper, Medi Blue Medicare Plans)*
    • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield*
    • Cigna Health Care (except Cigna connect EPO VA Exchange, SureFit, Advantage Plans (Cigna HealthSpring))*
    • Coventry Health Network (except Coventry Medicare)*
    • First Health
    • Medicaid*
    • Medicare Part B
    • MedStar (Family Choice, Select)
    • Tricare East*
    • United Healthcare (except UnitedHealthcare Compass (HMO) and Private Fee-for-Service Medicare plans)*

    *Some insurance plan exclusions apply. Please call your insurance company to confirm if your individual health benefits plan includes receiving in‐network services from MedStar Health Urgent Care.

  • How can I prepare for my visit?

    Self-pay services: If you do not have health insurance or have gaps in coverage, we now offer a simple self-pay fee schedule for our standard urgent care services at reduced rates. Our self-pay fees provide significant discounts on the services provided at MedStar Health Urgent Care. Here is how it works:

    • Schedule your visit online or just walk in

    • Bring your photo ID and payment with you to our urgent care center

    • You will pay for your visit including labs, X-rays, etc., before you leave

    *Online check-in is not required to be seen at a MedStar Health Urgent Care center. Walk-ins are welcome.

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  • What happens after my visit?
    • If you are referred to a specialist as a result of your visit, you will be notified by secure text message with scheduling information.

    • Any lab results or upcoming appointments can be found in your profile on the Patient Portal. If you have not received lab results after 7-10 days, please call the lab line at 877-704-9292.

    • If you need a letter to return to work or information about ending your quarantine period, please utilize MedStar eVisit.