We are dedicated to providing you with excellent and prompt urgent care services with a timely diagnosis, accurate medical information, and a personalized touch.
4580 California Ave Bakersfield, CA 93309
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Daily including weekends and holidays
Bakersfield Family Medical Center Urgent Care is working hard to provide the best quality health care possible. We have decreased the time that patients wait to see a health care provider, as well as the average time a patient spends in the urgent care.
Our compassionate and experienced staff will work hard to place you or your family member back on the road to a swift recovery. We are open every day with a friendly, well-trained team of staff and providers. Please come see us when you have a need, as we are honored for the opportunity to care for you and your family.
After the initial examination, we may determine that some patients require further evaluation in the emergency department or direct admission to the hospital. Our Urgent Care team works in a unique and highly innovative manner with the hospital to ensure that our patients incur an absolute minimum level of inconvenience. BFMC Urgent Care is able to provide this service by providing rapid transfer of care for our patients by utilizing our Hospitalist team and capitalizing on our “direct admit” program that is in place with our preferred hospitals.
Hours of Operation
Open daily from 8am to 8pm including holidays
- We accept walk-ins and appointments. To schedule an appointment, please call 661-846-4840
- Accepts most insurance plans; call 661-327-4411 for more information
- If you need assistance with transportation, call 661-327-4411 and we can help you with a ride
When to Contact Your Primary Care Physician
Whenever possible, please contact our 24 hour Nurse Hotline at 661-327-4411 before visiting the closest ER. Our trained clinical staff can advise you if you should go to the ER, visit the Urgent Care or can provide you with an appointment with your Primary Care Physician (PCP).
Please contact your PCP for multiple symptoms or concerns regarding chronic illnesses.
Please consult your PCP for primary care services, including routine office visits, health evaluations, immunizations, medication refills, and other routine procedures.
Conditions that can be treated in Urgent Care
Every year in America thousands of people venture into Urgent Care Centers for medical treatment. When an immediate medical problem arises, it is often difficult to know whether to go to urgent care or an emergency room (ER). In general, an emergency is a condition that threatens one’s life or may cause serious impairment to bodily functions or serious dysfunctions to any body organ or part. Urgent care, on the other hand, is designed to treat conditions that need to be assessed urgently or within 24 hours. Below are examples of conditions that can be seen in urgent care versus in an ER.
Some examples of conditions that can be treated at our Urgent Care include:
- Accidents and falls
- Sprains and broken bones
- Back problems
- Breathing difficulties
- Severe abdominal pain
- Bleeding/cuts—not bleeding a lot but requiring stitches
- High fever
- Vomiting, diarrhea or dehydration
- Sore throat and upper respiratory symptoms
- Mild to moderate asthma
- Bladder/urinary tract infections