Urgent Appointments

The Urgent Appointments Departments at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua provide services for adults and children with short-term and minor illnesses or injuries.

Urgent care is open during times that you might find it difficult to make an appointment with your family doctor (primary care provider, or PCP).

In case of a life-threatening emergency

The Urgent Appointments Department is not an emergency room. In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room for immediate medical attention.

Conditions

Need to be seen quickly for a minor illness?

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) Virtual Urgent Care gives you 24/7 access to a doctor to discuss minor illnesses, from colds and sinus infections to allergies and more, all from the comfort of your home.

Please note: D-HH Virtual Urgent Care is not available to Medicare and Medicaid patients at this time.

We treat a wide variety of urgent conditions, including:

  • Animal and insect bites
  • Asthma
  • Earache and infection
  • Minor lacerations
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Sinusitis and upper respiratory infections (URI)
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Sore throat
  • Uncomplicated fractures
  • Wound care

Diagnostic tests

Some of the tests we perform include:

  • EKGs (electrocardiograms)
  • Finger-stick glucose testing
  • Oxygen saturation tests
  • Rapid strep screening
  • STAT (urgent) blood chemistries
  • STAT complete blood count
  • Urinalysis
  • X-rays

Treatments

Some of the treatments we provide include:

  • Ear wax (cerumen) removal
  • Immunizations related to trauma
  • Incision and drainage of hemorrhoids and cysts
  • Infusion (Nashua, patients 70 lbs and over)
  • IV antibiotic therapy
  • IV hydration
  • Respiratory treatments via nebulizer
  • Splinting
  • Suture of minor lacerations
    Note: Some lacerations require resources not available in Urgent Appointments. The nursing staff will discuss whether or not we can treat your laceration appropriately.
  • Therapeutic injections