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What is the Difference Between Urgent Care vs Walk-In Clinic?

Urgent Care and our clinics have many similarities – they both offer similar services and act as a more convenient alternative to emergency rooms. Though they offer similar services, you can save 40% at MinuteClinic when compared to urgent care. At MinuteClinic® near you, you can check the wait times at various clinics online prior to coming in to avoid the long lines that are common at urgent Care. The largest distinction, besides the cost and wait time, is that an urgent care has the equipment to perform on-site lab tests and x-rays. If needed, your local MinuteClinic health professional can refer you elsewhere for an x-ray. If you’d like to instead browse all clinics by location, take a look at our clinic directory.

Alternative to Urgent Care Near Me

When you’re not feeling well or have sustained an injury that requires medical assistance but doesn’t require a trip to the emergency room, MinuteClinic® or urgent care are alternative options. MinuteClinic is conveniently located inside your local CVS store and offers over 125 services handled by professional technicians at a fraction of the cost of a trip to urgent care.


MinuteClinic helps treat minor illnesses and injuries with or without an appointment. You can schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment online or show up for walk-in treatment at one of our locations. When comparing our walk-in clinic vs. urgent care, you will notice MinuteClinic is a more affordable option that takes most insurance plans.


In addition to treating minor injuries such as cuts and blisters and minor illnesses such as flu-like symptoms and strep throat, MinuteClinic offers health screenings, pre-employment physicals, women’s services, immunizations and more. Our technicians are trained to provide medical assistance to adults and children 18 months and older. (Some services do have age restrictions.)


If you give permission, MinuteClinic can send details of your visit to your primary care provider. If you don’t have a primary care provider, MinuteClinic staff can provide resources to help you find one.


If you are seeking treatment for severe illness or serious injuries like a broken bone, a trip to urgent care or the emergency room is recommended.


CVS MinuteClinic is a less costly, quicker alternative to urgent care that can help you get on the mend and back to your daily routine. Schedule an appointment or stop in for all your non-emergency medical needs.