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Urgent Care

Urgent care is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide care when your doctor’s office is closed and you need treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. Care is provided on a walk-in basis, so no appointment is necessary. We also have online check-in available, which allows you to hold your place in line and do your waiting at home. To learn more, click here.

We offer a broad scope of services, with an emphasis on injuries and illness:

Urgent Care evaluationSore throats, coughs, and colds

Rashes and burns

Asthma attacks

Allergic reactions

Back pain and muscle aches

Stomach bug, vomiting, or diarrhea

Medical evaluations/screenings

Cuts, scrapes, and minor wounds

Minor eye injuries, infections, or irritation

Urinary tract infections

Routine gynecological problems

Pediatric care

 

Other services available in Urgent Care include:

  • Flu vaccinations
    • Available 24/7 during flu season, typically October - April
    • Cost of the vaccination is $25, cash or credit
    • It does not warrant examination by an APP or MD
    • This may be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement, dependent on insurance coverage
  • Sports physicals
    • Appointments are scheduled on Wednesdays 11am - 4pm
    • A parent/legal guardian must accompany the student to the appointment
    • Physicals are $75.00, cash or credit
    • Please note: we do not provide immunizations
  • Pre-surgery EKG’s
  • Post accident urine drug screening and breath alcohol testing 

Treatment is generally quicker and less costly than traditional emergency room care. Laboratory and medical imaging (X-ray) services are available on-site..

What to Bring With You

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance Card
  • List of medications

Hours of Operation

Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Who We Are

Staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by emergency-trained physicians and Advanced Practice Providers from both Albany Medical Center and Saratoga Hospital. Our facility is handicapped-accessible and has plenty of parking.

Urgent/ Emergent Care FAQs
Urgent Care Vs. Emergency Dept.
  • Urgent care centers are open later than a traditional physician’s office, and usually can see patients during the weekends and on holidays.
  • Emergency rooms often have lengthy wait times, especially if you show up with a problem that isn’t extremely serious. You can probably get in and out of an urgent care center much more quickly.
  • An urgent care center visit is more cost-effective than the ER. What you pay depends on your benefit plan, but for the most part, the cost of an urgent care visit will be much more affordable. Consult your specific plan information or contact member services if you have questions about your out-of-pocket costs.
  • There are many urgent care centers to choose from, with convenient transportation and parking.

Examples of problems that an urgent care center can treat include:

  • cough or nasal congestion (or other symptoms of the common cold)
  • ear infection
  • rash
  • strep throat
  • pink eye
  • sinus infection
  • pneumonia
  • urinary tract infection
  • yeast infection
  • painful urination
  • nausea/vomiting
  • lacerations
  • minor burns
  • diarrhea
  • sprains/broken bones

Urgent care centers can treat pediatric and geriatric patients, although frail elderly people or very young infants should go to an ER with any serious medical issues.

I need to return to work and my employer is asking for a note to clear me. What should I do?

Malta Med Emergent Care will refer you to be seen by your primary care provider or a specialist, if necessary upon completion of your initial visit. This referral is located at the bottom of page 1 of your discharge paperwork. Either of these providers will provide clearance for you to return to work. Malta Med Emergent Care can provide clearance, however you will need to be seen again in urgent care to ensure your symptoms have resolved.

I was prescribed a medication, but it is too expensive for me to pick up. What should I do?

Please have your pharmacy call 518-289-2020 to discuss other options with our providers.

I was seen after an injury that occurred at my workplace and now need follow up care. Where can I go?
My son/daughter was seen in Urgent Care and needs to receive medication while at school or during daycare hours. What form do I need completed?

Please fill out this form as completely as possible and send to the attention of our Clinical Coordinator at Malta Med Emergent Caree. You may fax this request to 518-289-2702 or email to coordinatormmec@saratogacare.org

I don’t have insurance. Can I still be seen?

Yes, you can absolutely be seen. We have a prompt pay discount for those able to pay for services on the day of care. We also have a Financial Assistance Program which you can learn more about here.

Testing was done at urgent care but I have not received a call regarding results. What should I do?

Patients are NOT called with results unless there is a critical value or the results require a change in the patient’s discharge plan. We will contact you if the results need further explanation or action.

I forgot the directions for my new medication. What do I do?

New medications and dosing instructions are listed on your discharge paperwork. There is also the phone number to the pharmacy where it was prescribed. The pharmacy can be reached to clarify any questions you have about the medication, dosing, and interactions.

How can I obtain a copy of my Medical Records?

Records can be obtained by signing a request to release information and picking up in person at 6 Medical Park Drive. You may also request via medicalrecordsmmec@saratogacare.org

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