In Urgent Care at Codman, you can get same-day treatment for illnesses or conditions that aren't life-threatening, but need attention right away. You should make an appointment with your Primary Care Physician (PCP) for routine physicals, visits for ailments that do not need to be addressed the same day as they occur, lab tests, x-rays, illness and injury and preventive medical care.
When you are sick or injured, it is always a good idea to try to reach your provider. However, if your provider isn't available or if you don't know what to do, call the Health Center's main number at (617) 825-9660 and speak with one of our nursing staff. Depending on your symptoms the nurse may:
- Advise you to go straight to the hospital emergency room
- Advise you to come to Urgent Care
- Schedule you for an appointment with your provider
Examples of why you may want to schedule a primary care visit, go to urgent care or go to the hospital emergency room are as follows (remember these are only guidelines, please speak with your PCP directly if you are unsure how to seek care):
|Primary Care||Urgent Care||Hospital Emergency Room|
Illness and injury
Preventive medical care
Severe allergic reactions
Severe chest pain
Severe abdominal pain
Loss of consciousness
Severe difficulty breathing
If you require emergency services beyond what is provided at Codman Square Health Center, Boston Medical Center is the Health Center's primary hospital affiliate and offers outstanding trauma and emergency care 24/7.