Online urgent care at PlushCare is easier and cheaper than in-person urgent care. Get a custom treatment plan from a licensed, board-certified doctor from one of the top 50 U.S. medical schools. You can book an online urgent care appointment and speak to a doctor on your smartphone or computer in just 15 minutes.
We accept these insurance plans and many more. Without insurance, appointments are just $119.
What Can Online Urgent Care Treat?
Online urgent care can treat the following conditions:
🔹 Sinus Infection
🔹 Strep Throat
🔹 Cold & Flu
🔹 Pink Eye
🔹 Ear Infections
This is not a complete list of things that online urgent care centers can treat. Book an online urgent care appointment with PlushCare to learn more.
Why Patients Choose Us For Online Urgent Care
PlushCare maintains a 97% patient satisfaction rating. You can speak with a top online urgent care doctor from your phone or computer, get a diagnosis, and prescription, all in 15 minutes. PlushCare only employs doctors who are graduates of the top 50 U.S. medical schools. We’re really proud of the quality of care we offer to our patients. PlushCare provides online urgent care services in all 50 states.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Online Urgent Care?
Online urgent care is a form of medical treatment for illnesses and injuries that are not life-threatening emergencies. In-person urgent care treatment allows patients to walk into a clinic or treatment center in order to receive same-day medical attention. Online urgent care connects a patient to a doctor through a virtual visit on a smartphone or computer.
How Much Does Online Urgent Care Cost?
The cost of online urgent care varies based on whether you have a health insurance plan, as well as what coverage your plan provides. At PlushCare, an online urgent care appointment costs an average of $22 for insured patients and $119 for patients without insurance, much less than you can expect to pay at in-person urgent care. The average cost of an in-person urgent care visit is $100 to $150. Most urgent care centers post a list of fees for common treatments. You often need to pay upfront and need to bring payment with you.
How Does Online Urgent Care Treatment Work?
Online urgent care appointments allow you to have a virtual doctor’s visit for your medical needs. Here is an overview of how online urgent care treatment at PlushCare works:
First, you book an appointment with one of our licensed, board-certified doctors. Most appointments are just 15 minutes.
During your virtual visit, you will speak with your PlushCare physician online through your smartphone or computer. The doctor will listen to your questions and provide you with a diagnosis and care plan.
The doctor can also prescribe non-controlled medicine and substances, if deemed necessary. Your prescription will be sent to your local pharmacy for same-day pick up
Can I Get a Prescription From Online Urgent Care?
Yes, you can get prescription medication through an online urgent care visit. Our top doctors at PlushCare can write prescriptions for non-controlled substances. They can also prescribe antibiotics, antivirals, and other medications based on your urgent care diagnosis. Once your prescription is written, the online urgent care doctor will send it to a local pharmacy of your choice for pickup. We make it easy for you to get the prescriptions you need online.
Should I Go to Online Urgent Care, In-Person Urgent Care or the ER?
The emergency room (ER) is meant for serious, life-threatening illnesses and injuries, while online urgent care and in-person urgent care treatment are for less severe, minor conditions. Examples of reasons to go to the ER include chest pains, stroke symptoms, major wounds, and severe burns. Online urgent care (and in-person urgent care) can treat conditions such as the flu, common cold, ear infections, sinus infections, minor cuts, and urinary tract infections.
Can You Get Online Urgent Care Without Insurance?
Yes, you can get online urgent care without insurance. You do not need a referral to go to online urgent care, and you typically cannot be turned away if you need care. You will however, need to pay for your online urgent care treatment.
At PlushCare, you can speak with a board-certified doctor from a top school, even without insurance. Uninsured patients pay $119 for a doctor’s appointment. We make it convenient for you to access the urgent care you need online.
When Should You Not Go to Online Urgent Care?
You should not go to online urgent care if you have a life-threatening emergency. Online urgent care cannot provide proper treatment for severe injuries that should be treated in the ER. If you have a minor condition and want to avoid the inconvenience of in-person care, consider online urgent care, where you can skip the in-person waiting room and avoid the risk of getting sick.
How it Works
Book a same day appointment from anywhere. Why wait?
Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.
We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy or by mail.
Get on-demand access to a doctor on your phone with the free PlushCare mobile app
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Crystal Lake, IL
DR. Allan Marks has helped my daughter two times and we cannot recommend them enough. My daughter has ADHD and can't wait in a waiting room forever. This was the fastest and easiest way to get my daughter diagnosed and pick up a script. One time we used this service when no other doctor was open. Plush care was available! My daughter didn't have to even leave the house in 6 degree weather (would have made her MORE SICK). She had severe sinus infection and Dr. was not only clear and nice but looked up holiday pharmacy hours ahead of time to make sure I could pick up the script in time! AWESOME! 2nd time went just as smooth. Thank you!
Wow. Wow. Wow.
This is so easy and quick. I had a cold virus that turned into a sinus infection. I pulled over on my way to a meeting to video chat w a doctor.
He was attentive, kind, and efficient. After a few questions, he diagnosed my ailment. The call took less than 10 mins.
Prescription was at the pharmacy later that day.
I will be a client for a long time. Thank you.
I never review Apps, but this has been the quickest and most convenient doctor experience(s) I’ve ever had. It cost me no more than what I would have paid to visit an office. I’ve had two appointments and one was done in the comfort of my own living room and the second on my break at work. As a full time worker, full time student, and full time mom, the convenience cannot be beat. I met with Dr. Saremi who is very personable and kind. He immediately resolved my reasons for calling during both appointments. He was competent and trustworthy and valued my time. Can’t recommend this enough.