Definition of urgent care
1 : medical care provided for illnesses or injuries which require prompt attention but are typically not of such seriousness as to require the services of an emergency room … they have turned to one of the fastest-growing segments of American health care: urgent care, a common category of walk-in clinics with uncommon interest from Wall Street. — Julie Creswell —often used before another noun If your leg or arm is sore and swollen, go to an urgent care center; if you have chest pain, shortness of breath or you're coughing up blood, get to an emergency room. — Rick Nathanson The athlete sustains an inversion or eversion ankle injury and is evaluated at a local emergency room or urgent care facility. — James S. Keene
2 : medical care of an urgent nature Strokes now are the focus of a broad new public-awareness campaign labeling them as “brain attacks,” needing the same urgent care as heart attacks. — Marilyn Chase
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