Urgent Care is a convenient option for treating minor medical problems, but it should not replace regular visits to a primary care provider.
Primary care providers are a valuable health resource because they develop a relationship with you and your family over the long term. Primary care providers:
Evaluate and treat common health concerns
Provide preventive screenings based on your health and family history
Can detect serious diseases and illnesses like cancer and diabetes if you see them regularly
Refer you to specialists as needed
A primary care provider could be a physician, a physician assistant (PA) or a nurse practitioner (NP). Call the Referral Line at 715-838-6763 or 1-866-711-2702 (toll-free) if you'd like help finding a Mayo Clinic Health System primary care provider near you.