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Walk In Clinic vs Primary Care: How to Distinguish the Two

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Walk In Clinic vs Primary Care: How to Distinguish the Two

Source: staff. (2018, April 13). Family Doctor vs. Quick-care Clinic.

A family physician is one of the most important healthcare relationships. However, there are still advantages to using a walk-in clinic. Walk ins, or quick-care clinics often offer same day appointments for care. They are available for those who may not be able to see their doctor, are traveling, or for non-emergency cases when your provider may be unavailable.

The most significant difference between a walk-in facility and your primary care provider is that your provider has your health history on file. It’s likely that they have seen you several times over many years and a trust has been built between you. Even if you don’t have a family doctor, or you’ve only seen yours a few times, there is still an opportunity to develop a relationship over time. Another advantage your doctor has over a quick-care clinic is access to more equipment and lab services.

Walk in clinics will usually see patients with common, minor health concerns. CCH Walk in provides care for the following:

Falls, strains and simple fractures
  • Mild asthma attacks and breathing difficulty

  • Wounds with moderate bleeding

  • Fever, flu, upper respiratory tract infection

  • X-rays and lab tests

  • Vomiting or diarrhea

  • Skin rashes and infections

  • Mild eye irritation

  • Urinary tract infection

  • Abdominal pain

  • Headache

  • STD testing

  • Pneumonia

  • Back pain

  • Allergies

  • Dental infection

  • Mild burns

Walk-ins and quick-care clinics should not take the place of a primary physician, emergency care or any specialist you may be seeing. Please visit our Find a Provider section for physician information.

The Campbell County Medical Group Walk-in Clinic is open seven days a week for colds, sore throats and other minor injuries or illness. Lab and x-ray services available. The Walk-in Clinic accepts and files insurance. You can even save your spot in line here, but please understand these are approximate visit times and not an exact guarantee. For more information on services provided by the Campbell County Medical Group Walk in Clinic, visit our website at

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