After Hours Care

How do I get medical care after my doctor’s office is closed?

Your Primary Care Provider (PCP) or another doctor is available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you get sick at night or on the weekend you can call your PCP’s office number for help. The office will have an answering service or message on how to contact the PCP. The PCP should return your call within 30 minutes.

You may also visit an in-network After Hours Clinic or Urgent Care Center for sudden illness. You should contact the PCP’s office if you are unsure about going to an After Hours Clinic or Urgent Care.

When should I go to my doctor, urgent care or the emergency room?

Why would I choose this health care provider?

A primary care doctor knows your health history. Your primary care doctor sees you for regular checkups, treats you for urgent care, prescribes medicine or supplies you may need, and refers you to a specialist when you need one.

What type of services would they provide?

  • Texas Health Steps Checkups
  • Immunizations
  • Follow-up checkup
  • Flu shots
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Treatment of minor skin conditions

How long should I expect to wait?

Reduced wait time with scheduled appointment.

Why would I use this Health Care Provider?

Urgent care centers provide treatment when you have an injury or illness that requires immediate care, but is not serious enough to go to the emergency room. You should also go to an urgent care center if your primary care doctor is not available.

What type of services would they provide?

  • Earache
  • Minor / common infections (e.g.: strep throat)
  • Minor cuts
  • Sprains / Strains
  • Minor broken bones
  • Minor burns

How long should I expect to wait?

Often open after regular PCP office hours. Walk-ins welcome, but waiting periods may vary.

Why would I use this Health Care Provider?

Emergency rooms provide immediate treatment of life threatening conditions. If you have severe symptoms or believe your condition is life threatening, you should go to the emergency room or call 911.

What type of services would they provide?

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest or abdominal pain
  • Large open wounds
  • Major burns
  • Severe head injury
  • Major broken bones
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Criminal attack (mugging, rape, stabbing, gunshot)
  • Poisoning or overdose of medications or alcohol
  • Danger to self or others
  • Severe allergic reaction or bitten by an animal

How long should I expect to wait?

Open 24/7, however waiting times may be longer because patients with life threatening emergencies will be treated first.

 

After Hours and Urgent Care locations

Driscoll Health System offers several options to avoid the Emergency Room.

Driscoll Children’s Urgent Care
5945 Saratoga Boulevard
Corpus Christi, Texas 78414
Phone: (361) 694-1500
Hours: M-F 5-10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1-10 p.m.

Driscoll Children’s Quick Care
1120 E. Ridge Road
McAllen, TX 78503
Phone: (956) 688-1350
Hours: M-F 6-11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1-11 p.m.

Driscoll Children’s After-Hours Clinic
115 Medical Drive, Ste. 101
Victoria, TX 77904-3173
Phone: (361) 572-1045
Hours: M-F 6-10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1-6 p.m.

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Driscoll Health Plan offers members access to many locations with extended hours. Enter the city or zip code and click search to see a list of available options.