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What is Urgent Care? 

What Is Urgent Care? Helpful Information for Residents of Houston, TX

Urgent care centers provide prompt, walk-in medical attention to patients with illnesses and injuries that warrant timely treatment but are not life-threatening. These facilities help lessen the burden placed on crowded hospital emergency rooms and provide a convenient solution for patients who are unable to visit their regular primary care doctor due to scheduling or time constraints. Unlike most primary care offices that close promptly at 5 p.m. or are closed on the weekends, urgent care centers often have extended hours and are open seven days a week. 

What Does an Urgent Care Center Treat?

The services provided by urgent care centers will vary based on each clinic’s staff and features, but most provide general care for routine health problems like:

  • Cold and flu symptoms

  • Ear pain

  • Pink eye (conjunctivitis)

  • Nasal congestion

  • Dehydration

  • Cough

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Sore throat

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Sinus pain

  • Sprains and strains

  • Sunburns

  • Insect bites

  • Mild allergy or asthma symptoms

  • Cuts with controlled bleeding

It’s important to note that some medical concerns call for emergency care instead of urgent care. Call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room if you or someone around you experiences any of the following:

  • Shortness of breath

  • Chest pain

  • Difficulty breathing

  • A wound with uncontrolled bleeding 

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Sudden dizziness, confusion, or changes in vision

Our Approach to Urgent Care 

Lifeline Urgent Care is a premier urgent care provider in Houston, Texas. Our modern facility is led by board-certified family medicine, internal medicine, and infectious disease physicians and is fully equipped to help adults and children with a wide array of non-emergency health concerns. Our team provides digital X-ray imaging, EKG testing, and basic clinical lab testing onsite to streamline the care experience for our patients. We are also currently offering rapid COVID-19 testing and antibody testing in a safe and convenient manner—click here to learn more about our COVID-19 services.

In addition to traditional immediate care, Lifeline Urgent Care offers important wellness services like flu shots, school/sports physicals, and annual physicals on a walk-in basis, as well as many primary care services for patients with ongoing medical needs like high blood pressure and asthma. Plus, we keep our wait times brief, so you can receive the treatment you need, when you need it.

The next time you or your child requires prompt medical care, Lifeline Urgent Care will be ready to help. We offer affordable rates and accept most major health insurance plans to make the payment process as simple as possible for our patients. Our urgent care clinic also provides a money-saving membership plan to self-pay patients and individuals with high insurance deductibles that gives access to all of our services for a low monthly or annual fee. Visit us today! We have extended hours every day and offer telemedicine services to patients who would like to consult with our physicians from home.




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13410 Briar Forest Ste. #190

Houston, TX 77077


Tel: 281-771-1144


MON-FRI: 9:00AM - 7:00PM

SAT-SUN: 10:00AM - 6:00PM


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