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Urgent Care


Our Urgent Care department is open 7 days a week to meet community members when they need same-day treatment for sickness or conditions that are not life-threatening, but need attention.

When you are sick or injured, it is always a good idea to try to reach your primary care 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 department
  • Advise you to come to Urgent Care
  • Schedule you for an appointment with your provider

Below are some examples of when to visit primary care, urgent care, or the emergency department. Of course, every case is different and these are just examples. If you feel your life is in danger, call 911 and get to a hospital emergency department immediately. You can always call 617-825-9660 and speak to a nurse to get guidance on your situation.

Primary CareUrgent CareHospital Emergency Room
Physical check-ups
Illness and injury
Lab tests
Routine visits
Preventive medical care
Asthma attacks
Minor wounds
Simple fractures
Minor burns
Minor wounds
Minor injuries
Severe allergic reactions
Severe chest pain
Severe abdominal pain
Loss of consciousness
Severe difficulty breathing
Major burns
Major wounds
Major injuries

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.


Monday – Friday: 9 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 3 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 1 pm

Urgent Care nurse with a patient wearing a splint

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Frequently Asked Questions

Call the Call Center (617) 825-9660 and tell the receptionist you would like to request a referral to a specialist. Leave a number that you can be contacted back at throughout the day. Let them know what type of referral you are requesting. Make sure you have seen your provider within the past year or understand that an appointment may be necessary for the provider to make an assessment prior to initiating the referral.

Yes. You can call the Call Center at (617) 822-8271 and ask to schedule an appointment with Insurance Services.

We provide an Uber for patients who need to go to specialty services at BMC. See our Information Desk to arrange a ride.

Become a Patient

At Codman Square Health Center, you get exceptional, personal care from a specialized, multilingual care team. Our convenient resources include an extensive list of primary, specialty, and preventive care services. Call our Patient Service Center at 617-825-9660.

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