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

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.

We offer a wide range of services to meet your healthcare needs. Some of these services are listed below:

Conditions

  • 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

  • EKG
  • Finger-stick glucose testing
  • Oxygen saturation test
  • Rapid strep screening
  • Stat blood chemistries
  • Stat complete blood count
  • Urinalysis
  • X-ray

Treatments

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