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One of the biggest draws that Rapides Urgent Care clinics have is the fact you can walk in and be seen at any time. But maybe you just don’t feel like waiting and want to be sure that you’ll be seen as quickly as possible. Fear not! At Rapides Urgent Care, you also have the option to schedule an appointment online so you can skip the line! There’s no wrong choice here, but if you’d like some guidance on which one might be better in different situations, read on.

Check-In Now, Save Time Later!

If you’re not feeling well, and you suspect it might be something contagious, such as the flu or a cold, booking your check-in time online is probably the best option for you and here’s why:

  1. Wait anywhere until your visit – The last thing you want to do when you’re not feeling great is sit in a waiting room with other people – you want to get in and get out. That goes double if you might be contagious. With online check-in, you’ll be able to see where you are in line and wait anywhere until the time of your visit.
  2. Planning your day just got easier – Another reason to book your check-in time early is if you have a busy schedule, and don’t have a lot of time to wait to be seen. By checking-in online in advance, you’re saving yourself some time so you can keep getting things done until your visit time.  
  3. Receive text reminders – You can scratch keeping up with your visit time off your to-do list! Our text reminders will help keep you on track with the check-in process and update you with where you are in line.
  4. Go paperless with your registration – When you check-in online, you’ll be able to pre-register all your medical and insurance information online. Upon arrival, you’ll be ready to see our clinicians as soon as possible with no paperwork needed.

Walk-Ins Are Always Welcome.

We know you can’t always schedule an illness or injury. That’s why walking in and waiting to be seen is a great option for life’s unplanned moments. We pride ourselves at Rapides Urgent Care for our convenient wait times, which means that even if you come in and there’s people in front of you, you usually won’t have to wait too long. This is a good option for those who may need immediate assistance or those with milder or manageable symptoms. Also, if you show up in the clinic, you’ll be added in line as soon as there’s availability rather than having a set check-in time.

Convenient Care, Close to Home.

The bottom line is that Rapides Urgent Care is here for you, so you can get the care you need when you need it. Booking your check-in time online is very simple and can be done through our website. If you have any questions, you can call us or learn more at our website.