Urgent Care at Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Accidents don’t keep regular business hours. If you experience an unexpected bone, joint, or muscle injury, visit the only urgent care center in Tampa Bay that specializes in orthopedics. Florida Orthopaedic Institute offers an urgent care center which provides an alternative to overcrowded emergency rooms and centers not specializing in bone and joint problems. For your convenience our Orthopedic Urgent Care location is open Monday through Saturday, with extended evening hours Monday through Thursday.
For faster service and lower cost than an emergency room, come to our Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Orthopedic Urgent Care location.
No appointment is necessary, and all ages are welcome.
Strains and Sprains
Foot or Ankle Injuries
Hand or Wrist Injuries
Find out more about our Orthopaedic Urgent Care unit.
Walk-in or feel free to call ahead at (813) 287-9372 for our North Dale Mabry location. For more information, see our Orthopaedic Urgent Care FAQ below.
How is Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Orthopaedic Urgent Care different from a traditional urgent care clinic?
Florida Orthopaedic Institute Urgent Care is an extension of our regular orthopedic clinic. Most Urgent Care facilities and ERs charge higher amounts and insurance companies will charge a larger copay for traditional urgent care and emergency room visits. Since Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Orthopaedic Urgent Care is an extension of our regular clinic, the charges are same as a regular office visit in our clinic and patients pay their regular office visit copay.
Do I need to make an appointment to be seen at Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Orthopaedic Urgent Care?
Appointments are not necessary – just walk in during the Orthopaedic Urgent Care hours.
What are the benefits of going to Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Orthopaedic Urgent Care versus an urgent care or emergency room?
You will be seen by Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s providers who have special training in orthopedics and a better understanding of orthopedic injuries. If you are treated at an emergency room or a traditional urgent care facility for an orthopedic injury, they will typically have you follow up with at an orthopedic office visit anyway. You can save time and money by going directly to Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Orthopaedic Urgent Care and be confident that your injury is being treated by a specialist in the orthopedic field. Additionally, wait times are typically much shorter than they would be at a traditional urgent care facility or emergency room.
Will my insurance company cover my visit at Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Orthopaedic Urgent Care?
As with any medical care, it is always recommended that you check with your insurance company to assure coverage. If this is a work related injury, we must have authorization from your claims examiner prior to treatment.
How do I know when to go to the Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Orthopaedic Urgent Care instead of scheduling a clinic appointment with the Florida Orthopaedic Institute?
With the exception of a work related injury, if you have a sudden injury as the result of an accident, sports, or other intense physical activity, then you will want to visit our Orthopaedic Urgent Care center. These injuries include, but are not limited to, sprains and strains, closed fractures, minor dislocations, swollen or painful joints, and any sudden or severe pain.
If the injury occurred at work, notify your employer immediately so they may contact our dedicated Workers’ Compensation department at 813-971-3304 to provide a first report of injury and authorization for your urgent care visit.
If you have an ongoing condition, a minor injury with minimal pain, or need to schedule a follow up visit, you can schedule an appointment at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute. If you have any questions regarding when to visit our Orthopaedic Urgent Care center, please call us at (813) 287-9372 to speak to one of our representatives.