Baystate Health includes six urgent care locations: Northampton, Springfield, Belchertown, Longmeadow, Westfield, and Feeding Hills. We provide walk-in medical services for unexpected illnesses and injuries that cannot wait for a primary care appointment, but do not require an emergency room visit.
At Baystate Urgent Care, you're seen by experienced practitioners in our state-of-the-art facilities with imaging, x-ray, and lab services close by. Our locations are handicap accessible and offer free parking. For hours and location-specific information, please check with a location near you.
In a life-threatening emergency,
call 911 or go to the nearest ER
Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care
An urgent condition is an illness or injury that requires prompt attention but is does not require the emergency room. An emergency condition is one that is life or limb threatening if not immediately treated.
Urgent Care is Convenient
Emergency departments treat patients with the most serious conditions first, so patients with less urgent needs will often wait longer to see a doctor. In most cases, patients at urgent care centers are treated on a first come, first served basis.
Urgent Care is Affordable
We offer affordable, high-quality care with co-pays typically less than emergency room visits. In most cases, your co-pay for care in an urgent care center will be significantly less expensive than your co-pay for care an emergency department. The difference varies by insurance provider, but the difference can be as great as $50 versus $200.
When is it an emergency?