Urgent care clinics in Denver
If you are in need of urgent care, CareNow® is here to help. There are seven convenient CareNow® locations throughout the Denver area offering high-quality care and extended hours. All of our Denver locations are part of the HealthONE network, meaning trusted, expert care is always close and convenient.
To find a CareNow® urgent care center near you, use our locations finder.
Our CareNow® locations—spanning from Stapleton to Parker—are here to serve the residents of the Greater Denver area. Our urgent care locations allow you access to a quality walk-in clinic alternative when you experience a minor illness or injury, such as cold and flu symptoms.
Why choose our urgent care clinics
Our urgent care centers provide a wide range of medical services with the convenience of extended hours, walk-in visits and online check-in so you can wait from home.
When visiting one of our urgent care clinics, you can expect the same level of professionalism that you’ve come to rely on from HealthONE. Our clinics deliver quality care seven days a week, during most holidays and after hours for adults and children 3 months old and older. If your CareNow® physician recommends a higher level of care, they will connect you with HealthONE’s resources and specialists for further treatment.
Urgent care services we offer
You can be confident that when you walk into one of our clinics, you will receive convenient, high-quality care that is backed by our patient-centered health system: HCA Healthcare.
We offer a wide range of services, including:
- Drug screenings
- Flu shots
- On-site diagnostics for flu, strep or mono
- X-ray services for minor physical injuries
- Sports physicals (often required for students to participate in school sports)
- Occupational medicine
- Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
- UTI treatment
- Various vaccinations (often required for students or in order to travel)
Hospital care vs. urgent care
When you or a loved one is experiencing severe pain or discomfort, it can be hard to tell if you should go to your primary care physician, an urgent care clinic or the emergency room (ER). If you are experiencing a medical emergency, especially a potential heart attack or cardiac event, you should immediately go to your nearest ER, not an urgent care clinic.
Urgent care locations or walk-in clinics typically treat minor illnesses, such as flu or strep throat. This makes our urgent care locations ideal for treating 24-hour illnesses and other symptoms if you are unable to see your primary care doctor.
When to go to an urgent care clinic
When you need care quickly, but your condition is not serious enough for an emergency room visit, urgent care is the appropriate choice. Urgent care clinics are designed to treat patients whose illnesses or injuries do not present as life-threatening, but who cannot wait until a primary care physician can treat them.
Depending on the severity, these conditions can include:
- Abdominal pain or other symptoms that resemble seasonal illnesses
- Ankle sprains and other strains of muscles and joints
- Coughs and colds
- Minor cuts and burns
- Pink eye
- Sinus infections
- Sore throats
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
When to go to an ER
If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
Patients should choose to visit the nearest ER when they require immediate care or suspect their condition is life-threatening.
Conditions requiring emergency care include:
- Any concern where you feel a delay in care may have a significant impact on your health
- Broken bones
- Change in mental status, such as confusion
- Chest pain lasting two minutes or more
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath or choking
- Loss of consciousness
- Severe allergic reaction
- Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Sudden dizziness, weakness or change in vision
- Sudden or severe sprain
- Uncontrolled bleeding
If you are still uncertain about what care you need, review our guide on choosing between an ER and an urgent care clinic.