Why not go to a regular urgent care clinic?
Sprains, fractures, and sports injuries are among the most common reasons for urgent care visits. While many clinics offer urgent care, Orthopedic Associates of Hartford provides urgent care fully dedicated to acute orthopedic injuries. We are staffed with the leading orthopedic experts in their fields and orthopedics is all that we do. We provide on-site x-ray and casting at our site and will ensure that you have the necessary follow-up care.
What if I need follow-up care?
One of the benefits of receiving urgent care at our centers is that we ensure priority follow-up with one of our 50+ orthopedic specialists. They will be aware of your issues, have your most current x-rays, and can work with you on developing a plan of care, which may entail surgery, follow-up visits, or physical therapy.
When should I seek hospital care?
Our urgent care centers are intended to treat medical conditions that need prompt attention, but are not life threatening. Extreme orthopedic injuries, such as open fractures, deep lacerations, head trauma, excessive bleeding, or conditions coupled with life-threatening symptoms, are more effectively treated at a hospital as soon as possible. Please always call 911 for these types of conditions if you are unsure about the seriousness of any injury that could be life threatening.
Can I walk in or do I need to make an appointment for these extended hours?
This is typically a walk-in clinic, as appointment times that might be offered cannot be guaranteed based on the nature of the clinic and the severity of injuries received at the time of arrival.
What if I need emergency orthopedic care during normal business hours?
The on-call orthopedic surgeon at OAH offers same-day appointments for urgent and acute injuries. Please call the office at (860) 549-3210 and/or (860) 244-8888 between 8:30AM and 4:30PM Monday through Friday, and ask to be directed to the physician on call.
What insurance plans are accepted?
Orthopedic Associates accepts MOST major insurance plans. If you are unsure, please contact your provider representative that is typically provided on the back of your insurance card.
What is the co-pay for urgent care? Is it due at my visit?
Orthopedic Associates of Hartford will charge the same co-pay as a normal doctor’s visit to a specialist and it is due at the time of visit. This is generally less expensive than the emergency room visit co-pay. Patients without insurance will need to pay $250 in cash or credit card prior to being treated at the OAH Urgent Care Centers.
Who are the healthcare professionals staffing the Urgent Care Centers?
The Centers are staffed by orthopedic surgeons and advanced practitioners (physicians’ assistants and APRNs) as determined by our scheduling. There is always an orthopedic surgeon available as back-up during these hours when one is not specifically assigned. There will be x-ray personnel and administrative support as well to help facilitate you through the UCC in the most efficient manner possible.
What if I don’t require same-day care?
Please direct all conditions not requiring same-day medical attention to the main office of Orthopedic Associates of Hartford at (860) 549-3210 for the Greater Hartford locations, or (860) 223-8553 for the Plainville/Newington locations. These include: chronic problems, back and neck pain, second opinions, and pain medication refills.