Walk-In Clinic or ER?

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NRMC Walk-In Clinic is located at 740 Keyser Avenue, just down and across the street from the main hospital campus. The Clinic offers immediate diagnosis and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. For more serious and life-threatening illnesses and injuries, please go to NRMC’s Emergency Department at the hospital’s main campus.

The following is a quick guide to help you determine where you should go for medical care based on your health needs:

Walk-In Clinic
Minor Burns
Eye Infection
Minor Injury
Sore Throat

Emergency Department
Severe Allergy Reaction
Chest Pain or Discomfort
Severe Burns
Loss of Consciousness
Severe Abdominal Pain
Sudden Vision Impairments
Head Injury
Trauma with Broken Bones or Bleeding
Drug Overdose
Severe Dehydration

NRMC Walk-In Clinic is open seven days a week from 8:00am to 8:00pm with onsite laboratory and x-ray services. The Walk-in Clinic provides care at a lower cost than the full-service Emergency Department, and patient visits are much quicker with a shorter waiting period. Due to the complexity of Emergency Department cases, the team triages cases to ensure critically ill or injured patients are seen immediately. A patient with a minor illness or injury generally will wait longer in the ED for care. So please use the Walk-in Clinic for minor illnesses and injuries, because it is specifically designed to help patients get in and out quickly and provides the care level these patients need. Emergency care is available 24-hours-a-day, 7 days a week and is backed by the full services of the hospital.

When to Call 9-1-1

If you think you have a life-threatening injury or illness including a heart attack or stroke, call 9-1-1 for immediate assistance or go to the nearest ER. NRMC’s Emergency Services provide paramedics and ambulance coverage for the parish.


Both the Clinic and Emergency Department accept Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance, and self-pay.

For more information, please visit NRMChospital.org.

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