Urgent Care Specialist

SmartClinic Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in West Covina, CA & Santa Clarita, Canyon Country, CA

Whether it’s a minor injury, strep throat, or a common cold, rest assured you’re in safe and experienced hands at Smart Clinic Urgent Care. With convenient offices in West Covina and Santa Clarita, California, the collaborative medical team offers effective and personalized urgent care services when you and your family need it most. You can expect prompt medical care and compassionate support. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can book online or call Smart Clinic Urgent Care.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Smart Clinic Urgent Care offers urgent care services to treat a range of minor medical concerns the same day or as soon as possible. Smart Clinic Urgent Care has doctors, nurse practitioners, X-ray technicians, and more on-site seven days a week.

Urgent care involves immediate and efficient medical care for health problems that require prompt medical attention but aren’t considered critical, life-threatening, or serious enough for the emergency room.

What are the most common reasons for urgent care visits?

Some of the most common reasons for urgent care visits include mono, abdominal pain, a sprained ankle, sinus infections, bronchitis, and strep throat. Other reasons you may need to visit Smart Clinic Urgent Care include:

Common cold

The common cold refers to a viral infection of your upper respiratory tract. You might have symptoms, such as nasal congestion, sneezing, a low-grade fever, coughing, and a sore throat.

Urinary tract infections

A urinary tract infection (UTI) can occur in any area of your urinary system. If you have a UTI, you might have a burning sensation when you urinate and a frequent urge to urinate.

Sprained ankle

Ankle sprains usually happen when you turn or twist your ankle in a way that can stretch or tear ligaments. Most ankle sprains injure any of the three ligaments on the outside of your ankle.

For conditions that require testing or a digital X-ray, such as strep throat, a suspected fracture, or UTI, Smart Clinic Urgent Care can complete the necessary diagnostics on-site.

What’s the difference between an emergency room and urgent care clinic?

Emergency rooms handle critical and life-threatening conditions. For example, if you have shortness of breath or chest pain and you’re worried it might be a heart attack, you should go to your nearest emergency room as soon as you can. Emergency care is for conditions that require immediate medical attention.

A medical center and urgent care clinic like Smart Clinic Urgent Care treats acute problems and illnesses, such as allergies, the flu, strep throat, and minor burns, injuries, and lacerations. If you go to an urgent care center and your condition is deemed more serious, the health professionals immediately redirect you to an emergency room. 

Smart Clinic Urgent Care offers individualized care and same-day appointments for numerous acute medical concerns. With urgent care, you have access to the same high standard of medical care you would find at your primary care doctor’s office, for example, with efficiency and convenience, and without the cost or long wait times of the emergency room. 

In addition to sick visits, Smart Clinic Urgent Care provides other valuable services, such as school, sports, and immigration physicals, vaccinations, and STD testing.

When an acute medical concern shows up out of the blue, you can turn to Smart Clinic Urgent Care. Walk-in, call or click to book online.