Urgent Care and QuickCare

Reading Health QuickCare and Urgent Care at Reading Health System provide walk-in care without an appointment for minor illnesses and injuries such as but not limited to:

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  • Cold or flu
  • Sinus infections
  • Allergies
  • Sore throat
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Minor lacerations
  • Pink eye
  • Minor sprains or strains
  • Back pain
  • Migraine
  • Flu shots or other basic immunizations
  • Sports or school physicals

Urgent Care vs. QuickCare

  • QuickCare provides care for two years of age and older.
  • Urgent Care treats all ages and offers additional services of general x-ray for possible fractures and IV fluids for minor dehydration.

Reading Health QuickCare and Urgent Care should only be used for minor conditions that do not pose an immediate, serious health threat. Visit Reading Hospital Emergency Department for serious illnesses or injuries.

Always call 911 if you are experiencing chest pain, abdominal pain, or have sustained multiple injuries. Life-saving care can then begin in your home and continue on your way to Reading Hospital.

QuickCareUrgent CareEmergency Department
Ages Treated: 2+ Ages Treated: All Ages Ages Treated: All Ages
Preferred Plan Copay: $20
Alternative Plan Copay: $10
Preferred Plan Copay: $20 Alternative Plan Copay: $10 Preferred Plan Copay: $100 Alternative Plan Copay: $100 Emergency Department Copay: $150
Cold, flu, sinus infection, allergies Cold, flu, sinus infection, allergies Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Sore throat, bronchitis, ear infection Sore throat, bronchitis, ear infection Chest pain
Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, urinary tract infection Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, urinary tract infection Coughing up blood
Pink eye, eye irritation Pink eye, eye irritation Unusual abdominal pain
Minor sprains, strains or sports injuries Minor broken bones, sprains, strains or sports injuries Large open wounds, severe burns, unstoppable bleeding
Back pain, headache, migraine Back pain, headache, migraine Blurry vision or changes in vision in one or both eyes
Flu shots, immunizations such as Hepatitis B, tetanus, meningococcal Flu shots, immunizations such as Hepatitis B, tetanus, meningococcal Major broken bones, bones protruding from the skin
Simple office testing: blood sugar, strep throat, flu, mono, pregnancy, urinalysis and TB skin test Simple office testing: blood sugar, strep throat, flu, mono, pregnancy, urinalysis and TB skin test Motor vehicle accidents
Sports camp, school or driver's permit physicals Sports camp, school or driver's permit physicals Serious injuries, severe infections
Minor dehydration Spinal injuries
Minor lacerations, scrapes, bruises, insect bites, poison ivy, lice Sudden severe headache, dizziness or weakness on one side of the body, sudden confusion or trouble speaking