I fell off my kid's tricycle.
(Don't ask)
Where do you turn when it's not exactly an emergency, but it still hurts? North Shore Urgent Care welcomes walk-ins seven days a week, for everything from bumps and bruises to sore throats and ear infections.

The right care, right now

Frequently Asked Questions

What is North Shore Urgent Care?

North Shore Urgent Care is a full-service urgent care center that treats patients with injuries or illnesses that require immediate care but are not life-threatening.

Please note: we are NOT an Emergency Room. If you are experiencing a heart attack, stroke, chest pains or excessive bleeding, please go directly to the nearest emergency room or call 911.

Is it true that I DON'T need an appointment?

No appointment is necessary; we welcome walk-ins seven days a week. Call 978.739.7700 for more information.

What conditions do you treat?

We treat injuries and illnesses that are urgent, but not life threatening. These may include:
  • Cold or flu
  • Cough or sore throat
  • Muscle cramps or spasms
  • Sprains and other muscle and joint strains
  • Bruises, small cuts or minor burns
  • Rashes or minor swelling
  • Headaches
  • Sore throat and sinus pain
  • Cuts and scratches
  • Minor fractures
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Ear and eye infections

If needed, can I be referred to a specialist?

Yes, our care team can coordinate with specialists at North Shore Physicians Group, North Shore Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, or to other world-class experts in the Partners HealthCare network.

Do I have to be a North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG) or North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) patient to be treated here?

We welcome all patients and accept most insurance plans. You do not need to be an NSMC or NSPG patient. Please check with your insurer about your coverage or co-pay.

Who will be treating me?

North Shore Urgent Care is staffed with board-certified emergency physicians and family medicine physicians on staff at North Shore Medical Center. Our staff also includes experienced physician assistants and nurse practitioners who all adhere to our high standards of care and quality.

Can my children be treated at the center?

Yes, North Shore Urgent Care physicians treat adolescents, children and infants, as well as adults.

Will my primary care physician be informed of my visit?

If you are an NSPG or NSMC patient, your primary care physician will receive notice of your visit through our shared electronic medical record. If you are not an NSPG or NSMC patient, a complete record of your treatment will be faxed to your primary care physician upon request.

What will my visit cost?

We accept most insurance plans. Depending on your coverage you may be required to pay a co-payment. If your insurance plan is not accepted, we offer affordable payment options.

Is North Shore Urgent Care affiliated with North Shore Physicians Group?

Yes, North Shore Urgent Care is affiliated with North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG).
North Shore Physicians Group is the multi-site primary and specialty care physician network for North Shore Medical Center (NSMC). NSPG and NSMC physicians work closely together and are connected through one electronic medical record system. This system enables your primary care physicians well as specialty physicians within the NSPG, NSMC and Partners Healthcare networks to communicate with one another and stay informed of the care and treatments you receive.
Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
104 Endicott Street, Suite LL05
Danvers, MA 01923