Urgent Care

Sakakawea Medical Center offers Urgent Care on Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Urgent Care is typically staffed by the attending physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.

What is Urgent Care and When Should You Use It?

Life-threatening emergencies, such as a heart attack or serious head injury, require a visit to the emergency department, also called the emergency room (ER). An illness or injury that does not appear to be life threatening but can’t wait for an appointment with your doctor can be treated at Urgent Care. When you report to the Emergency Department reception area, a nurse will triage you for the appropriate service to determine if you need to be seen in Urgent Care or the Emergency Room.

What is Considered an Emergency?

In general, an emergency condition is one that can permanently impair or endanger your life. Dial 911 immediately for any medical problem that appears life-threatening.

What is Considered an Urgent Care Condition?

Urgent medical conditions are ones that are not considered emergencies but still require care as soon as possible.

Services you cannot obtain at Urgent Care include prescription refills; sport, surgical or annual physicals; well child check-ups; consultations with a specialist (i.e. OB/GYN, cardiology, orthopedics, etc.); emergency medical care.

Dial 911 immediately for any Medical Problem that Appears to be Life-Threatening

Proper care will be provided at the closest emergency room (ER). Remember, ER visits are necessary for true emergencies, such as chest pain and severe injuries. On Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., minor injuries and illnesses will be examined by our urgent care providers. If greater care is needed, our staff will direct or transfer patients to the proper healthcare provider or tertiary facility for further treatment.

Urgent Care services can be accessed by reporting to the reception desk located in the SMC emergency entrance during scheduled hours.

To check if there are wait times, please call
(701) 748-2225