Care for Minor Injuries and Illnesses
In addition to emergency services, Southwest Healthcare also provides urgent care at four locations in Southwestern Riverside County. We’re open seven days a week with convenient daytime and evening hours for patients seeking care for minor injuries and common illnesses. These include minor lacerations, sprains, simple fractures, sports injuries and other discomforts like sore throats, earaches, abdominal pain, asthma attacks, migraines, urinary tract infections and the flu.
You can walk in to one of our urgent care centers or make an online reservation for care at a time convenient for you.
Find a Physician
If you need a referral to a physician at Southwest Healthcare, call our free physician referral service at 800-879-1020 or search for a doctor online.
Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room?
When should you go to an urgent care center versus going to the ER? It’s important to know the difference between the two.
You should visit an urgent care center when your health issue is not life threatening or risking disability. But if you need care immediately for a life-threatening condition or injury, you should call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
For example, a common cold, earache, sore throat, ankle sprain, or minor cut are not life threatening and therefore warrant a visit to urgent care. On the other hand, having trouble breathing, chest pain, or fainting could be signs of a serious issue and therefore require a trip to the emergency department.