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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

Patient statements are issued on a weekly basis for any new patient responsibilities that have been identified within the previous week. For accounts with balances less than $25.00, additional statements are issued every five weeks. For accounts with balances of $25.00 or more, if the patient has not paid the balance by the time the next statement is due, the account is referred to our reminder agency, which then begins a series of letters and calls reminding them that their balance is overdue.  No additional statements are sent out.

Have questions about your bill? Call (617) 822-8257.

Your provider can send an electronic prescription to the pharmacy located on the ground floor of the Health Center. You can pick up your prescription prior to leaving the Health Center. You can also get your prescription called in to an outside pharmacy as long as you bring the phone number with you.

Check with your insurance company to see if your prescriptions are covered by your policy. If they are, you may be restricted to certain pharmacies and you may need to make a co-payment.

We also have a prescription refill phone line you can call for refills: (617) 822-8371.

Visit our Health Insurance page to see a full list of all the Health Insurance Providers we accept.

Codman Square Health Center is an independent facility managed by a community Board of Directors. This allows our community to make the decisions regarding the services we offer.

Our hours of operation may vary between departments, but our standard hours can be found here and at the bottom of your screen.

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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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