Family Care Network has urgent care clinics open seven days a week in Bellingham, Lynden and Mount Vernon. All urgent care locations are open to FCN and non-FCN patients, and we accept most major medical insurance plans. We can also see you virtually via On-Demand Telemedicine.
Urgent Care hours* are Monday-Friday, 1pm-9pm and weekends/holidays, 9am-5pm. On-Demand Telemedicine visits start at 8am, Monday-Friday. Check in for Urgent Care begins 15 minutes before opening. All locations are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Lab services are available onsite at all locations; x-ray service is also onsite in Bellingham and Lynden.
Wait times vary considerably and can change unexpectedly throughout the day. We keep current wait times posted on our website.
Patients are typically seen on a first come, first served basis (no appointments), in the order that they arrive. However, a patient with a more urgent medical concern may be seen out of order. Please be patient in these situations. Your care is important to us, and you will be seen as soon as possible.
Please also be aware that our Urgent Care locations have multiple services in the same building. Patients who arrive after you may be seen before others if they are utilizing a different service or have a scheduled appointment.
Urgent Care services:
Urgent care is for non-emergency medical issues that need immediate attention. Urgent care is also typically a lower-cost alternative to the emergency room, with shorter wait times and a calmer setting to treat issues such as:
- Colds, cough, sore throat, fever and flu symptoms
- Work-related injuries
- Ear or sinus pain
- Scrapes or lacerations
- Urinary discomfort or symptoms
- Minor burns
- Pediatric illness and asthma
- Sprains, strains, minor bruises and possible fractures
Non-urgent appointments, such as sports physicals, CDL certification, and vaccinations, must be scheduled with your regular doctor.
Life-threatening emergencies should be seen at the hospital or dial 911. This includes difficulty breathing, heart attack/stroke, extremely high fever, severe trauma, or open fracture (broken bone protruding through the skin), uncontrolled bleeding, poisoning, major burns, and other serious medical issues.
*Urgent Care hours are subject to change due to high patient volumes, long wait times, staffing issues, or weather events. Schedule changes are posted on our website, Facebook, and FCN Google business pages.