Too Much Fun in the Sun? When to Use Urgent Care This Summer

Health & Wellness

July 12, 2018

Summer sometimes brings unexpected injuries or illnesses. Indiana University Health Urgent Care is here to keep you safe and healthy all summer long.

As part of Indiana’s largest healthcare network, all of our urgent care locations are equipped to treat a wide array of summer conditions and health needs, no appointment needed. From allergic reactions and earaches to stitches and x-rays, IU Health Urgent Care has your care needs covered.

Staying Safe this Summer

Sports Physicals

Keep your young athlete active and prepared for the upcoming season or summer camp with a physical at one of our walk-in clinics. IU Health Urgent Care has the ability to conduct full physicals for children and adults at each of our locations.

Physicals are important to a person’s overall health and can prevent future injuries. Here are some things our physicals include:

  • Vital signs screening (particularly for heart health)
  • Mobility checkup (for bones and joints)

Sports Injuries

Playing hard is part of the game. Unfortunately, so are injuries. Our urgent care locations are equipped to diagnose and treat common sports injuries so you can get on your feet and back in the game as fast as possible.

Not sure if your injury is something we can handle? Here’s a look at more of the injuries we treat:

  • Minor joint pain, especially caused by repetitive or intense activity
  • Simple and minor fractures
  • Sprained ligaments, such as ankles
  • Strained muscles and tendons, such as biceps

Summer Safety

Summer is time for fun in the sun, but sometimes accidents happen. Our urgent care locations are equipped to treat minor injuries, especially those that can occur during the active summer months. That way, you can get the medical care you need quickly without a visit to the emergency room.

We treat minor injuries, such as:

  • Scrapes
  • Burns
  • Ear infections
  • Cuts that require sutures
  • Concussions
  • Allergic reactions

Vaccines and Immunizations

Don’t let an unexpected illness disrupt your travel plans this summer. Be prepared for your summer adventures with recommended vaccines and immunizations, especially if travelling abroad. Learn more about Travel Medicine here.

Each of our locations provides vaccinations and immunizations to keep you safe, healthy and adventurous. We provide vaccines and immunizations for most common illnesses, such as:

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) vaccines
  • Influenza vaccines

Find Urgent Care Locations Near You

Ready to get back to your life — or get your child back in the game — this summer? Get the care you need at any of our 10 convenient locations in Central Indiana and across the state. Shorter wait times mean you can be in and out in less than 40 minutes. Walk-in or schedule an appointment.

Find the Nearest Urgent Care Location

Want to know more about IU Health Urgent Care or need to pay your urgent care bill? Learn more here.

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Related Services

Urgent Care

Urgent care centers treat most minor injuries, illnesses and conditions any time of day with no appointment needed.

Sports Physicals

A sports physical evaluates if your child is healthy enough to participate in school sports.

Fracture Care

Surgical and nonsurgical care for broken bones, including splinting, casting and surgery.


Travel Medicine

Before you plan a trip, protect your health by getting advice, immunizations and necessary medications.