QCare Walk-in Clinics Provide Urgent Care

Walk-in Care

Not all minor injuries and illnesses happen during normal business hours. Even when they do, your doctor might not be able to see you right away. Or maybe you don’t have a primary care provider.

Urgent care is a type of medical care that’s perfect when you can’t get in to see a primary care physician and your condition isn’t serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. Penn Highlands offers immediate care at its QCare walk-in clinics in Brookville, Emporium, Clearfield, DuBois, Philipsburg, Punxsutawney, Ridgway and St. Marys.

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care

If you or a loved one has a serious or life-threatening injury or illness, call 911 or go straight to the emergency room. Penn Highlands Healthcare has emergency rooms at each of its hospitals in DuBois, Clearfield, Brookville, and St. Marys that are open 24/7.

If you need urgent care—which means you need to see a healthcare provider soon but your condition is not life-threatening—QCare provides walk-in clinics for minor injuries and illnesses. Staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants, QCare walk-in clinics providing urgent care are great options when your primary care office is closed or you can’t get an appointment as quickly as you would like.

For many patients, QCare walk-in clinics are great places to obtain urgent medical services when they have:

  • Back pain
  • Bladder infections
  • Coughs, colds, sinus problems
  • Earaches
  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Minor aches and pains
  • Minor cuts and abrasions
  • Minor eye problems
  • Rashes
  • Sprains
  • Tick and insect bites
  • Vomiting

If you think you are experiencing a life-threatening condition, call 911 or seek immediate medical attention at the nearest emergency department.

When to Seek Emergency Care

There are times when it is not appropriate to visit QCare walk-in clinic or to seek urgent care. Call 911 or get to the nearest emergency room if you have:

  • Chest pain
  • Compound fracture (bone visible)
  • Dizziness
  • Ingestion of poisons
  • Major head injuries
  • Major trauma
  • Seizures
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe burns
  • Shock
  • Shortness of breath
  • Snake bites
  • Uncontrollable bleeding

QCare walk-in clinics offer pediatric urgent care, but all children under the age of 1 should be taken to the emergency room.

Do I Need an Appointment for Urgent Care?

QCare walk-in clinics do not require appointments. Walk right in to any QCare during normal business hours when you're seeking convenient medical services or treatment.

Items to Bring to QCare Urgent Care

To treat you as quickly as possible, please bring with you to the QCare walk-in clinic:

  • A picture ID
  • Your insurance card
  • A form of payment
  • A list of medications you take and dosages
  • Contact information for your primary care provider

Insurance Coverage for QCare Urgent Care

While QCare provides urgent care services, they are not urgent care facilities. Considered walk-in medical facilities, QCare is billed as a physician office visit. All co-pays and deductibles will apply and payment will be expected at the time of services. All physicals are prepaid at the time of visit.

All QCare services are provided regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Penn Highlands Healthcare’s financial assistance program can be applied to QCare services and visits. Costs are explained and available for those who are paying out-of-pocket.

Learn more by downloading our QCare brochure located in the resources sidebar.

Walk-In Care at Penn Highlands

Located inside the Medical Office Building on the first floor, QCare Brookville provides fast and convenient primary healthcare services on a walk-in basis, which means patients are never required to schedule an appointment.

QCare BrookvilleA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois

88 Hospital Road
Brookville, PA 15825
814-849-1480

Located inside the Penn Highlands Outpatient Services Building, QCare Cameron County provides fast and convenient primary healthcare services on a walk-in basis, which means patients are never required to schedule an appointment.

QCare Cameron CountyA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois

416 N. Broad Street
Emporium, PA 15834
814-486-2202

Located inside the Clearfield Community Medical Building, QCare Clearfield provides fast and convenient primary healthcare services on a walk-in basis, which means patients are never required to schedule an appointment.

QCare ClearfieldA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois

1900 River Road
Clearfield, PA 16830
814-205-1250

Located inside the DuBois Community Medical Building, QCare DuBois provides fast and convenient primary healthcare services on a walk-in basis, which means patients are never required to schedule an appointment.

QCare DuBoisA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois

621 S. Main Street
DuBois, PA 15801
814-299-7520

Located inside the Moshannon Valley Community Medical Building, QCare Moshannon Valley provides fast and convenient primary healthcare services on a walk-in basis, which means patients are never required to schedule an appointment.

QCare Moshannon ValleyA Service of Penn Highlands Brookville

271 Railroad Street
Philipsburg, PA 16866
814-342-1872

Located inside the Punxsutawney Community Medical Building, QCare Punxsutawney provides fast and convenient primary healthcare services on a walk-in basis, which means patients are never required to schedule an appointment.

QCare PunxsutawneyA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois

551 W. Mahoning Street
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
814-249-7001

Located on the Penn Highlands Elk Ridgway Campus, QCare Ridgway provides fast and convenient primary healthcare services on a walk-in basis, which means patients are never required to schedule an appointment.

QCare RidgwayA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois

104 Metoxet Street
Ridgway, PA 15853
814-772-8122

Located inside the Medical Office Building, QCare St. Marys provides fast and convenient primary healthcare services on a walk-in basis, which means patients are never required to schedule an appointment.

QCare St. MarysA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois

Medical Office Building
St. Marys, PA 15857
814-788-8777

Services We Provide

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Conditions We Treat

Back Pain
Bladder Infections
Colds
Coughs
Earache
Fever
Flu-like Symptoms
Insect Bites
Minor Aches
Minor Cuts/Abrasions
Minor Eye Problems
Minor Pains
Rashes
Sinus Infections
Sprains
Tick Bites
Vomiting

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