How Much Does Urgent Care Cost?

Urgent care is a physician-staffed clinic that offers walk-in medical services for minor illnesses and injuries such as the common flu, cold or allergies.

These centers provide services on a walk-in basis, meaning that there is no appointment necessary.

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How much does urgent care cost?

IllnessPrice Range
Allergies$100 to $150
Bronchitis$125 to $200
Earache$110 to $175
EKG$75 to $150
IV$75 to $150
Physical$25 to $75
Pink Eye$100 to $150
Pregnancy Test$30 to $50
Sinusitis$110 to $175
Sore Throat$90 to $125
STD Testing$50 to $100
Stitches$125 to $300
Strep Throat$100 to $150
Upper Respiratory
$110 to $150
Urinary Tract$110 to $150
X-ray$200 to $400

NOTE: These are the costs on top of the first-time visits mentioned above.

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Difference between urgent care and ER

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Average Reported Cost: $1889.75

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How much did you spend?

Was it worth it?  

  1. Jason (wetumpka,  Alabama) paid $185 and said:

    Paid in cash no insurance. This is with cash discount.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. liz (miami,  Florida) paid $6800 and said:

    charged 6800 for an urgent care visit. CT scan, Blood Work and being seen by a nurse practitioner. Time spent 1 1/2 hrs. This is crazy

    Was it worth it? Yes

  3. UC (Houston,  Texas) paid $280 and said:

    cost for urgent care

    Was it worth it? Yes

  4. st.mary's urgent care (naugatuck,  Connecticut) paid $294 and said:

    upper respiratory infection was the Dx– PA checked my throat, ears, listened to my chest– wrote a Rx for antibiotic– total time = <10 minutes
    — they billed my insurance for $404– leaving me with a $294 bill after the insurance payout of about $177

    Was it worth it? Yes

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