If you’re experiencing a serious or life-threatening illness or injury, visit the closest emergency department or call 911.

Ohio State Express Care provides quick access to care for patients 6 months and older with common, less urgent conditions. Our express care locations are staffed by skilled nurse practitioners in a setting that is convenient and typically less expensive than a freestanding urgent care facility.

Conditions treated and services offered

  • Cold, flu and COVID-19 symptoms including cough, sore throat, fever and headache
  • Eye, ear, throat, sinus and respiratory infections
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Minor burns, bruises and cuts NOT requiring stitches
  • Insect bites and rashes
  • Painful urination and suspected urinary tract infections
  • Youth physicals for school, sports and camp
  • COVID-19 vaccines and boosters for patients six months and older (must be scheduled in advance)

Express Care is not the right choice for suspected broken bones needing urgent X-rays or serious cuts needing stitches. Please visit one of our Advanced Urgent Care locations.

Diagnostic tools and treatments

  • Basic lab tests including pregnancy, strep, COVID-19 and flu
  • Prescriptions

Five convenient locations

Hours vary by location:

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.:
Outpatient Care East, Outpatient Care PickeringtonOutpatient Care Worthington, McCampbell Outpatient Care (on medical center campus)

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: 
Outpatient Care Upper Arlington 

Appointments are required.

Schedule an appointment online

Cost and Insurance

Visit billed at a primary care rate. Most insurances accepted. At the time of your visit, a copay will be collected, and coinsurance may be applicable if testing is required.
For self-pay, visits start at $74 and physicals are $39.

Why choose Ohio State for express care?

When you need care for less urgent conditions like cold and flu symptoms, pink eye, ear infections, seasonal allergies and rashes, or when your primary care provider is not available, Ohio State offers six convenient locations that can save you time and money and provide you with quality care from our dedicated team of emergency medicine experts.

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