Sometimes medical conditions occur that require immediate attention, but may not warrant a visit to our Emergency Department. For non-emergency medical conditions such as sprains and strains, cuts, scrapes and rashes, fevers, vomiting and/or diarrhea, there is the Pasadena Community Urgent Care Center (PCUC), a joint-venture between the city of Pasadena, the Huntington Medical Foundation and the Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (CHAP).
Urgent care fills the gap between a primary care physician’s office and an emergency room, and provides significant savings to patients and insurers compared to hospital emergency departments. PCUC has the ability to splint, repair lacerations, treat minor eye injuries, treat minor breathing problems or mild dehydration, and provide other limited diagnostic treatments/procedures. Non-emergency, outpatient care is offered to ambulatory patients on a walk-in basis without an appointment.
If you don't understand the difference between primary care, urgent care, emergency care and trauma care, please CLICK HERE for a PDF that gives a great overview of the differences. We want to ensure that our patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
|Routine exams, annual physicals, ongoing care, overall wellness
||Non-emergency care such as broken bones; sprains and strains; cuts, scrapes and rashes; urinary tract infection; fever; vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, sore throat, runny nose, cough
||Care you need right now including life-threatening trauma care.
If there is any doubt as to whether a situation is an emergency requiring Emergency Department care, you should always go to the Emergency Department. It’s better to be safe!
The hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
To reach PCUC, please call (626) 270-2400 or you can visit them online HERE.