Urgent Care

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

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 heath 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 initial examination, we may determine that some patients will require further evaluation in the emergency department or directly admit to the hospital. Our Urgent Care works in a unique and highly innovative manner with the hospital to insure 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 in place with our preferred hospitals.

Hours of Operation

  • Open 365 days a year, 8am to 8pm
  • Urgent Care appointments accepted Monday- Friday 8am to 5pm by calling 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 Nurse Triage Line 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 an urgent care or an emergency room (ER).  In general, an emergency is a condition that threatens one’s life or may cause physical impairment.   Urgent care, on the other hand, is designed to treat conditions that need to be assessed within 24hours.  Below are examples of conditions that can be seen in an 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