Important Urgent Care & Emergency Care Recommendations
We always want our patients to get the best care at the best value. As such, we wanted to share what we consider to be the best options for getting urgent or emergency care for non-life-threatening medical conditions after hours or even during our normal office hours if we are unable to accommodate you or if your medical condition requires more complex testing and treatment than we can do in our office.
There are now some excellent non-hospital facilities that provide the same type of care you can get at hospital emergency rooms or at a typical urgent care facility for non-life-threatening medical conditions. Some of these facilities specialize specifically in just Orthopedic or Pediatric care. Best of all, since these are not categorized by insurance companies as hospital emergency rooms, the insurance copayment for these facilities is normally the same as a regular urgent care center even though they can provide more complex emergency room types of care, and these facilities are in-network for most insurance plans. Additionally, these facilities are normally a lot less expensive than hospital facilities because their charges are based on outpatient care cost factors, and not on the typical hospital rates for services provided.
The following is a list of facilities we highly recommend along with a summary about each facility. We would urge you to save this information or print this for future reference. Please do not confuse these facilities with the new hospital run “Mini-ER’s” popping up all over town; going to a hospital owned “Mini-ER” will cost you the same copayment and overall charges an Emergency Room at the actual hospital itself.
Florida Emergent Care
Florida Emergent Care is a high quality, cost-effective walk-in emergency services clinic designed for minor, major, and urgent emergencies similar to an Emergency Room for patients of all ages, but at the lower costs of an Urgent Care, and without the long wait times of a hospital Emergency Room. Florida Emergent Care is open 7 Days a Week, 365 days a year, and can perform laboratory testing, X-rays, Ultrasounds, CT & MRI scans, similar to a hospital ER in order to provide a complete evaluation and treatment plan for patients. They are also directly integrated with many cardiologists, gastroenterologists, orthopedists, radiologists as well as the hospitalists with whom we work at all the local hospitals just in case a medical condition required admission to a nearby hospital (in which case their physician would arrange for a seamless direct admission process without having to go to the hospital Emergency Room).
Florida Emergent Care is in a large medical office building at Aloma & 436 @ 483 N. Semoran Blvd, WINTER PARK, FL, 32792, (across from the CentraCare), and is open: MON-FRI: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, and SAT & SUN: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. For more information call 407-680-2273.
GuideWell Emergency Doctors
If Florida Emergent Care is not near you, then a good alternative is GuideWell Emergency Doctors. They have similar capabilities, but their hours are not as comprehensive as the Florida Emergent Care, and if the need arises for a hospital admission, they do not coordinate any direct admissions with hospitalists. But, they do have 3 Orlando area locations to serve your needs: WINTER PARK @ 113 N. Orlando Ave – (407) 801-8400; ORLANDO @ 1706 N. Semoran Blvd. – (321) 804-9110; OCOEE @ 9580 West Colonial Drive – (321)-888-2511. They are all open: MON–FRI: 9AM – 7PM, and SAT & SUN: 9AM – 4PM.
Jewett Orthopedic Walk-In Clinics
Skip the ER and go straight to an orthopedic specialist for a fast and accurate diagnosis and treatment plan of acute orthopedic injuries like sprains, strains, and fractures. Jewett treats patients of all ages with any orthopedic concerns. X-ray, CT, and MRI Imaging and casting/bracing services are available on site. They have 3 Convenient Care Walk-In Centers: WINTER PARK- (407) 599-3710, LAKE MARY- (407) 206-4500 – Both of which are open: MON-THURS: 7:30AM–8PM, FRI: 7:30AM–4PM, SAT: 9AM–3PM, and WINDERMERE- (407) 573-3360 – MON-FRI: 7:30AM–4PM.
Orlando Orthopedic Center Orthopedic Injury Walk-in Clinics
Bring your sprains, strains, and fractures to one of their orthopedic injury walk-in clinics. Get immediate access to an orthopedic provider. 2 Convenient locations: DOWNTOWN ORLANDO- (407) 254-2510, CASSELBERRY- (407) 699-9511- Both are open: MON-THURS: 8AM–8PM, FRI: 8AM–4PM, SAT: 9AM–1PM (& soon to open in Winter Garden).
Night Lite Pediatrics
Night Lite Pediatric Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinics provide exceptional pediatric care 7 Days a Week, 365 days a year After Hours at 10 Central Florida locations. They treat children ranging from newborns up through 21 years of age, and are open MON-FRI: 4PM to MIDNIGHT, and SAT & SUN: NOON to MIDNIGHT. Services include laboratory testing, X-rays, and IV fluids when appropriate. There are Locations in West Melbourne, Oviedo, Winter Garden, Lake Mary, Kissimmee, Sand Lake, Apopka, St. Cloud, Orlando & East Orlando. For more information call 407-258-1947.
We hope you find this information helpful.
Doctors Block, Nation, Chase & Smolen