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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it better to go to urgent care or ER?
It’s a quick decision: your body is suddenly racked with pain. But where do you go, to the doctor’s office or the emergency room? The difference between urgent care and emergency rooms is the severity of the health problem. If the condition is life-threatening, go to an emergency room. If the condition is a minor illness or injury, take advantage of the convenience and affordability of Instant Medical Care – Urgent Care Walk In Clinic has to offer!
How much is urgent care in Florida?
The fact is that urgent care clinics are very affordable alternatives to hospitals. Best of all, there’s usually no wait time and appointments aren’t needed for the most part. Anyone can walk in and get treatment. Economic reasons aside, the cost varies greatly from person to person. Urgent care typically charges you by your co-pay and the level of treatment you receive. As a rough estimate, you should expect to spend anywhere from $50 to $250 for an urgent care visit, but this really depends on several variables.
What payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, major credit cards and all major health insurance providers. If you want to find out more details, please feel free to call: 954-200-6001

What is the best time to go to an urgent care clinic?
The urgency of the situation may have a bigger impact on your decision as to when to visit the doctor than you expect. Most people choose an urgent care clinic over a general practitioner because they believe it will be less crowded and they can get in and out more quickly. And, for the most part, this is true. Also, consider clinics which are open particularly on Saturdays such as Instant Medical Care
What is the average waiting time during weekdays?
The average waiting time is 15 minutes. Very rarely it exceeds this figure. You are welcome to visit our urgent care walk-in clinic in Fort Lauderdale Monday to Friday (9am – 6pm) and Saturday (9am to 5pm)
How long does it take to my lab test results

Usually it takes 24 to 48 hours to process COVID-19 PCR tests, STD tests or other blood tests in our walk in clinic. Please ask the front desk about your specific test when you visit

When should you go to urgent care or walk in?

Choosing the right place to go for medical care is never easy. For minor illnesses or injuries, should you just wait it out? Or rush to an emergency room? Each option has pros and cons, and each carries a different price tag. Urgent care clinics like Instant Medical Care in Fort Lauderdale can treat more serious (but not non-life threatening illnesses and injuries , and always have a doctor and physicians available to see patients at short notice. Standalone walk in clinics are only able to treat minor injuries

Does insurance cover urgent care visits?

If you have a minor injury, you may be able to visit an urgent care center instead of the emergency room. Urgent care centers are walk-in clinics intended for patients who need routine medical treatment without visiting a hospital emergency department. Many insurance plans cover the cost of urgent care visits — in most cases for an office copayment and for a few dollars more with a generic higher copayment. In most cases, there is no extra charge if you visit an urgent care center that is part of your medical plan’s network. However, each insurance plan is individual and you should consult your insurance provider for personalized information pertaining to your case.  If your visit is not covered by your health insurance plan, you can pay directly to the urgent care clinic as our rates are very affordable.

What conditions does Urgent Care Treat?

Urgent care is most commonly used for more minor illnesses or injuries that are not serious enough to make an appointment with your primary care provider but require treatment. Urgent cares treat a wide variety of medical conditions including high fever, broken bones, sports injuries, cuts, animal bites and stings, drug overdoses, minor burns and allergic reactions. In addition to urgent care centers, many medical centers also have an urgent care onsite. Instant Medical Care has lab testing, STD testing and COVID-19 Rapid PCR testing available on site

Should I go to urgent care for chest pain?

What should I do for chest pain? Having chest pain does not mean that you are having a heart attack, and nearly all chest pain is due to some type of temporary issue, or that it is related to something non-life-threatening. If you have had a recent physical exam, and your doctor told you that you have a healthy heart, then calling your doctor or seeking emergency care will help assess the severity of the condition. Instead of increasing your stress, dealing with chest pain in an organized manner may save you from additional unnecessary worry.

Should I go to urgent care for a pulled muscle?

An acute pulled muscle that causes swelling, bruising, or severe pain with movement and the inability to bear weight or use the extremity is a serious injury that should be treated quickly. Visit your closest urgent care clinic or call your primary care physician immediately.

Visit an urgent care clinic if you can’t bear weight or use an extremity. If the pain is mild, ice it for 15 to 20 minutes several times a day. If pain is severe, take over-the-counter pain reliever.

Should I go to a clinic or the ER?

Going to the ER is not the same as going to urgent care. If you need immediate medical attention and do not have a primary care provider in your health plan, you can go to an urgent care center or a walk-in clinic. In urgent care centers, physicians who are employed by the center are typically experienced in treating conditions other than those they would typically treat as part of an ongoing relationship with a patient. Urgent care centers can’t provide treatment for emergencies such as heart attacks, internal bleeding, head injuries and more.