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Prompt Urgent Care in Medford and Reading Without the Wait

From rashes to stitches to fractured bones, it’s good to know our urgent care providers deliver exactly what you need.

Our two convenient locations in Medford and Reading offer community access to expert urgent care services. We are open days, evenings, weekends and holidays and care for patients of all ages from children to adults. No appointment is necessary, just walk in!

Urgent Care in Reading Temporarily Closed

Please be advised that our Urgent Care in Reading will be temporarily suspending services as of 7 p.m. on March 16, 2020, until further notice.

Our urgent care is staffed by the same highly skilled providers that treat patients at the MelroseWakefield Hospital Emergency Department. With the increased volume at the hospital, our clinical leadership made the decision to redeploy those providers to the emergency department.

For urgent care services, please visit Urgent Care at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, located at 170 Governors Avenue. Open from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. every day and for your convenience, you can reserve a spot online at

If you are experiencing any of the following criteria, please call your primary care provider for further guidance:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • A known exposure to someone with COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
  • Have recently traveled to areas with COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Save Your Spot

Save time by reserving a spot before you visit our urgent care in Medford.


Please note: this is not a confirmed appointment, but it does hold your spot in the wait queue.

What We Treat

Urgent care is available for non-emergency conditions, such as:

  • allergic reactions*
  • allergies
  • asthma*
  • back pain
  • cold
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • earache
  • fever
  • flu
  • infections
  • joint pain
  • mild skin conditions/rashes
  • minor bone fractures
  • minor burns
  • minor head trauma
  • muscle pain
  • sore throat
  • sprains and strains
  • stitches
  • urinary discomfort
  • X-rays

Our experienced emergency-medicine staff can bandage, stitch and X-ray without a trip to the emergency room, right in urgent care. We’re also experts at helping you feel better when you have a sore throat, runny nose, cough, sinus pain or earache.

*If you or a loved one is experiencing a life-threatening situation such as a traumatic accident, stroke or heart attack (including chest pain), please call 911 immediately. Don’t wait. Time matters!

What Makes Us Different

Not all urgent care is the same. Our services are provided by emergency-medicine staff and backed by all the resources that come with being part of a comprehensive health system. This includes direct or teleconferencing access to emergency department physicians, if needed.

You do not need to be a MelroseWakefield Healthcare patient, but if you are, we will have easy access to your medical records and will send your doctor a report of your visit.

On-Site X-Rays

Our own radiologists read all X-rays and share results quickly. We provide care for simple fractures and dislocations, but if you have a severe or traumatic injury please visit the closest emergency department.

We can perform X-rays of the:

  • ankle
  • arm
  • chest/lungs
  • foot
  • hand
  • leg
  • ribs
  • wrist

If you are diagnosed with a simple fracture or dislocation, we will provide care with a bandage, sling, splint or Ortho-Glass® splint (a splint used before casting). Plus, as a part of a comprehensive health system, we will connect you with your doctor, orthopedist or specialist for any needed follow-up care.


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