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Urgent Care

Educational Goals & Overview

Urgent Care Medicine is the provision of immediate medical service offering outpatient care for the treatment of acute and exacerbation of chronic illness and injury. The Olive View-UCLA Urgent Care provides services to adult patients with a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions. A comprehensive fund of knowledge and skills are required to provide such care. Urgent Care providers are often the first to diagnose acute and chronic medical conditions. In addition, Urgent care providers begin management, obtain appropriate consults and make necessary referrals for effective patient care.

Urgent Care Clinic

Previously known as the Medical Walk-in clinic, the Urgent Care Clinic serves patients with acute, non-life threatening complaints without appointments.  Housestaff have a 2-4 weeks yearly in Urgent Care. There are three shifts, and housestaff will rotate during the morning and afternoon:

  • Morning: 8am – 12pm
  • Afternoon: 1pm – 4:30pm
  • Evening: 4:30pm – 8:00pm

Housestaff expectations per shift are the following (depending on level of acuity):

  • R1: 4 patients
  • R2: 6 patients
  • R3: 7 patients

Attending physicians supervise the housestaff.

Goals & Objectives

Before You Start

  • Review the Urgent Care Orientation Packet.
  • Complete training in ORCHID FirstNet if this is your first time in the Urgent Care Clinic or Emergency Department.

When You Start

  • Show up on time to your shift in the Physician Workroom in the Urgent Care.
  • If this is your first Urgent Care rotation, notify the Attending to get oriented and focused tips & tricks for FirstNet
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