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Urgent Care

Expert Care. Convenient Care.

When your healthcare needs can’t wait, choose North Oaks Urgent Care, and get the expert medical attention you need for your illness or minor injury. Just walk in, or reserve your spot online at one of our locations in Hammond, Ponchatoula or Walker – open every day from 7 am to 8 pm.

From infants to adults, our urgent care team provides care for people of all ages with advanced X-ray and other diagnostic services to rapidly assess your condition onsite. Our urgent care providers also have access to advanced specialty care for any medical need throughout North Oaks Health System.

Many of our nurse practitioners are certified in emergency medicine, enabling them to see more complex cases than most urgent care providers. They also work in North Oaks’ Emergency Department alongside emergency medicine physicians, where they are cross-trained to ensure they are equipped to identify and care for various urgent medical conditions.

In addition, all of our locations are equipped to provide COVID-19 testing (PCR and rapid tests) and COVID-19 vaccinations.

We accept most major insurance plans, Medicare and Medicaid. Self-pay options also are available.

Reserve your spot at the
North Oaks Urgent Care location nearest you.

Urgent versus Emergency Care

Prepare yourself for life’s unexpected moments. Know when to go to the emergency department for medical care and when you should be treated at an urgent care clinic.

When to Go to Urgent Care

  • Abscesses without fever
  • Allergic reaction (non-life threatening)
  • Allergies
  • Back, neck and joint pain
  • Bladder problems
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Cough and congestion
  • COVID-19 without complications
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty breathing (asthma)
  • Ear infection
  • Fever
  • Headache or migraine
  • Insect bites or stings
  • Lacerations
  • Minor broken bones
  • Minor burns
  • Minor object removal (e.g., fish hooks, splinters)
  • Minor wounds
  • Nausea
  • Pink eye
  • Sinus pain
  • Skin rash without fever
  • Sore throat
  • Sprains and strains
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting
  • Worker’s compensation injury treatment

When to Go to an Emergency Department

North Oaks Urgent Care is not equipped to take care of life-threatening emergencies.

Do not waste time if you are experiencing a life-threatening condition. Call 9-1-1, or go to the nearest ER.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list of conditions that may require emergency care.

  • Abscesses with fever
  • Chest pain or a squeezing sensation in chest
  • Fever of 103ºF or higher; fever with a rash
  • Flu with complications to include breathing difficulties, high fever and unresponsiveness
  • Foreign object stuck in the body
  • Head trauma
  • High blood sugar
  • Intense headache
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Mental health issues
  • Open wounds
  • Poisoning or suspected overdose of medication(s)
  • Seizure
  • Serious burn(s)
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe broken bones
  • Severe physical pain
  • Severed limbs
  • Shortness of breath
  • Skin infections or abscess
  • Sudden change in vision
  • Sudden paralysis or unexplained slurred speech
  • Uncontrollable bleeding

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