Urgent Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We are here for you and your family at all three of our urgent care offices.
If you need immediate medical attention for a non-life threatening concern, it is safe to come to an urgent care office. We are going above and beyond even our normal commitment to providing care in a safe, clean environment.
If you are a provider on the medical staff for/affiliated with Middlesex Health and need to refer a patient to Urgent Care for COVID-19 testing, please click here.
Immediate, high-quality treatment. No appointment needed.
Middlesex Health's two Urgent Care clinics provide immediate treatment for illnesses and injuries that are not serious enough for an emergency room visit.
Our urgent care clinics are open seven days a week and are supported by a health system you can trust. If you do not have a primary care provider or if your condition requires additional treatment, we can quickly arrange for follow-up care with one of the many specialists in our network.
Most insurance plans are accepted, and there is no appointment necessary. Our friendly and compassionate medical team provides the high-quality care you have come to expect from Middlesex Health.
Bruises / Cuts
Cold / Cough / Sinus pain
Insect bites or stings
Minor sports injury
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Sore throat / Strep throat
Sprains / Strains
Minor fracture care / Splinting
PPD skin tests
Skin Abscess drainage
Testing for COVID-19
Workers compensation injuries
I tried CVS’s minute clinic first. I will not do that again. You’ll always be my first choice from now on - A Middlesex Health Urgent Care Patient
Frequently Asked Questions
Middlesex Health will accept and bill any insurance plan - Learn More
In addition to the wide range of health insurance plans accepted, Middlesex Health Urgent Care offers flat-rate fees for self-pay patients (Example: PPD placement and reading, Pre-Employment Physical, Camp Physical)
Please Note: We cannot accept cash payments for services provided to patients with health insurance coverage.
- Driver’s license or photo ID
- Insurance information
- Payment for co-pay or self-pay
- List of medications, allergies, past surgeries
- Any forms that need to be filled out for schools, employers, etc.
- Parental Authorization Form (for minor without a parent present)
COVID-19 Testing - Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Middlesex Health Urgent Care offers COVID-19 testing. While an appointment is encouraged, one is not required.
Middlesex Health Urgent Care administers both rapid antigen and PCR molecular tests. The type of test you receive will be determined by the medical provider who evaluates you upon arrival.
A COVID-19 rapid antigen test looks for the presence of an active COVID-19 infection, and it may be offered to those who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms and meet certain criteria. When getting a rapid antigen test, patients can get the results in about 15 minutes. A rapid antigen test uses a nasal swab, but it is not a PCR test. (Note: Due to a national supply shortage, rapid antigen tests may not always be available.)
A COVID-19 PCR molecular test uses a nasal or nasopharyngeal swab, and this test is processed by Middlesex Health’s Laboratory. PCR testing is offered at Middlesex Health Urgent Care’s offices in both Middletown and Old Saybrook seven days a week. Patients can expect their results in 24 to 48 hours.
COVID-19 testing is available to:
Individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection.
Those who have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. If you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you should get tested three to five days after you were with them. (Note: Close contact means that you were within 6 feet of the person for 15 minutes or more during a 24-hour period.)
Individuals who are not vaccinated, but who have participated in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot maintain appropriate social distance. Activities that may put you at higher risk include traveling, attending large social or mass gatherings and being in crowded or poorly-ventilated indoor settings.
Individuals who have been referred for testing by a healthcare provider
Asymptomatic individuals who are screened, and it is determined that they need mandatory testing for travel, school or their job
Patients who get tested for COVID-19 at Middlesex Health Urgent Care will be notified of their results through their MyChart accounts. If you do not have a MyChart account, you can learn more and create one here.
If your COVID-19 test result is positive, you will be contacted by phone during normal business hours.
Please check with your insurance company for more information. To see a list of insurances accepted by Middlesex Health Urgent Care, please click here.
Middlesex Health Urgent Care evaluates each patient individually. While urgent care locations provide drive-up COVID-19 testing, they also evaluate patients in person and through telehealth visits to ensure that all patients feel comfortable while getting the care they need.
Upon arrival, you should park in the designated drive-up testing parking spaces and call your Urgent Care office from your car. You will then speak with a staff member to complete your registration and get instructions on how to proceed.
A Middlesex Health Urgent Care staff member may come to your car to evaluate you and administer your COVID-19 test, if needed, unless you are instructed to enter the urgent care office. Please keep your mask on at all times and maintain your social distance as you interact with staff.
Middlesex Health Urgent Care will do its best to evaluate you as quickly as possible. Your patience is appreciated if you experience longer than normal wait times.
Middlesex Health Urgent Care locations are taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please know that staff are screened each day for COVID-19 symptoms, and all Middlesex Health employees are required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are granted an exemption or deferral.
In addition, Middlesex Health Urgent Care:
Screens by phone for COVID-19 or flu symptoms and also screens for symptoms at its doors
Enhanced cleaning protocols based on CDC recommendations. Each room is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each use.
Offers drive-up COVID-19 testing
Has dedicated entrances and isolated areas for patients who have COVID-19 symptoms. This reduces the chances of COVID-19 exposure to other patients.
Has a specific process that patients with COVID-19 symptoms follow if they need to be seen inside an office. This allows these patients to immediately be taken into a private exam room, again reducing the chances of other patients being exposed to the virus.
Helps all patients avoid the waiting room by calling the office from the parking lot. The patient registration process can be completed over the phone, and a staff member will call you when it is time for you to be seen by a provider.
Designates specific rooms for patients who have, or are presumed to have, COVID-19. These rooms utilize specialized air filtration equipment. In addition, each urgent care office has a negative pressure isolation room, which helps contain airborne diseases.
Limits guests in its offices and follows Middlesex Health’s visitor policy as it pertains to outpatient facilities and medical offices. You can find Middlesex Health’s current visitor policy here.
Requires face masks to be worn by all staff, patients and visitors. Per recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), face masks are still required in health care settings. You must wear a mask while at a Middlesex Health facility regardless of whether you've been vaccinated.
Makes hand sanitizer readily available. Patients and visitors are asked to sanitize their hands when they enter a building. All urgent care staff members must also sanitize their hands before and after they meet patients.
Should I go to Urgent Care or the Emergency Room?
Urgent care, or walk-in clinics, help fill a vital gap when you become sick or injured, but your regular doctor is not available, and you can not wait for an appointment.
If you are experiencing mild symptoms, such as a temperature below 100 degrees, aches, pains, a mild cough, etc. Start by simply getting some rest, drink plenty of fluids, take over-the-counter medications like Tylenol, if needed, and monitor your symptoms.
If your symptoms are not getting any better over time or worsen, and you feel you need to be seen by a doctor, the first step is to call your primary care physician. Many of Middlesex Health's primary care physicians offer virtual visits and can assess patients by phone or video call fairly quickly.
However, if you need immediate after-hours care, our urgent care clinics can treat various conditions. Our clinics have far shorter wait times than the Emergency room and cost less.
You should call 911 or come right to the Emergency Room if you have severe pain or sudden onset of severe symptoms, a fever that won't break, or "something doesn't work," like you're unable to move an arm or leg or breathe normally. This includes if a person has a severe injury or allergic reaction if they pass out or experience any signs of a stroke or heart attack.
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