At MU Health Care, we offer multiple types of on-demand care to help you when you need it most.

When you have an issue like a broken bone or a severe cough, you should choose the right level of care for your condition. Choosing the correct care can save you time and money and get you on the path toward better health in a convenient, effective way.

Please read the information below to learn about all of the options. If you're still unsure which level of care is right for you, check out our Symptom Checker.

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On-Demand Telehealth

Looking for a faster, easier way to see a health care provider? With On-Demand Telehealth, you can see an MU Health Care provider anytime from your smartphone, tablet or computer. It's free to enroll, easy to use, private and secure.

On-Demand Telehealth is great for when your primary care provider’s office is closed or you’re too busy to see someone in person.

What can providers evaluate with On-Demand Telehealth?

  • Cold and cough
  • Flu
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Sinus infection
  • Pink eye
  • Rashes
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Headaches

Some conditions may require an in-person visit to one of our locations for evaluation and testing to make a proper diagnosis.

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Quick Care

Quick Care offers same-day treatment of common health issues in anyone ages 24 months and older. Start your visit by reserving your spot online. Quick Care services are billed the same as what you would expect with a primary care visit. If you have insurance, you’ll pay your regular office visit copay. If you don’t have insurance or choose not to use it, you can request an estimate of charges prior to being seen.

Quick Care also uses the same electronic health record as all MU Health Care hospitals and clinics. That means we can conveniently access your medical history and medications. We can also update members of your care team or refer you to other MU Health Care providers if needed.

Our Quick Care providers can help treat:

  • COVID-19 screenings (Not used for travel testing, return to work/school or mild symptoms.)
  • Sore throat, fever, chills, body aches, cough. (Strep testing available)
  • Sinus pain
  • Ear pain
  • Urinary tract infections (in women and transgender men)
  • Insect and spider bites or stings
  • Ticks and head lice
  • Eye irritation or pink eye
  • Rashes and cold sores
  • Adult tetanus boosters

Quick Care does not offer X-ray, lab or imaging services and doesn’t provide breathing treatments and procedures. Please visit Urgent Care for these services.

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Urgent Care

Urgent Care treats immediate, but not life-threatening health care issues in people of all ages. It is available at our clinic or via video visits.

Experienced physicians at these locations commonly treat:

  • Joint or muscle injuries
  • Cuts and burns
  • Minor head injuries
  • Rashes and skin infections
  • Animal bites
  • Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting
  • Asthma
  • Non-severe bleeding
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Work-related injuries
  • Fever
  • Flu and cough
  • Sinus infections
  • Sore throat
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Eye concerns
  • Allergies

You can receive imaging and lab services at these locations, as well as breathing treatments.

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Emergency Care

MU Health Care's emergency departments care for severe and life-threatening conditions. Our specially trained emergency medicine doctors treat:

  • Chest pain or suspected heart attack
  • Potential stroke symptoms (e.g. blurred vision or slurred speech)
  • Complex or multiple medical complaints (e.g. chest pain and shortness of breath)
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Serious broken bones (such as leg or arm)
  • Severe or worsening abdominal pain
  • Uncontrolled nausea or vomiting
  • Choking
  • Di­fficulty breathing
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Drug overdose
  • Possible poisoning
  • Head injury or severe headaches

The emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You should always call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.

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