Urgent Care Clinics
Urgent Care is offered by Stoughton Health at three convenient locations. McFarland Urgent Care is Now Open!
Shorter Wait Times in McFarland and Oregon!
McFarland Urgent Care Holiday Schedule: We are closed on Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Oregon Urgent Care Holiday Schedule: We are closed on Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Urgent Care Overview
Urgent Care is designed for urgent medical needs that are not life-threatening, but still require prompt attention. The service is intended to fill the gap between care provided during regular physician office hours and the Emergency Department. Urgent Care is not intended to replace a family physician. Typical minor illnesses or injuries that are appropriate for Urgent Care include:
- Ear pain
- Eye irritation
- Fever or flu
- Minor cuts, scrapes and bruises
- Minor broken bones and fractures (i.e. fingers, toes)
- Skin rashes and infections
- Sore throat or cough
- Sprains and strains
- Urinary burning
- Vomiting, diarrhea or dehydration
When to Seek Emergency Care
- Alcohol or drug intoxication or overdose
- Amputations or severe lacerations
- Bone fractures
- Facial or eye trauma
- Fever in newborn (less than 3 months old)
- Gunshot or knife wounds
- Heavy, uncontrolled bleeding
- Loss of consciousness
- Moderate to severe burns
- Pregnancy-related problems
- Seizures or convulsions
- Serious head, neck or back injury
- Severe abdominal pain
- Severe chest pain
- Severe headache
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Signs of heart attack or stroke
- Suicidal or homicidal feelings
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News & Notes
Stoughton Health is joining the Marine Corps Reserve to help make the holidays a little brighter for families in need through the Toys for Tots program. The community is welcome to drop off new, unwrapped toys at Stoughton Hospital in the main lobby or the Stoughton...
Public Meeting Notice; Please Join Us The Stoughton Hospital Association, doing business as Stoughton Health, will hold its Annual Meeting on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. and will be offered in a hybrid format. At the meeting, we will be electing Class I...