Aspirus Tomahawk Hospital Offers New Urgent Care Service

You can’t always plan when you need health care. Injuries and illness occur at the most inconvenient times when you are not able see your regular provider. With Urgent Care you still have access to quality care when and where you need it.


Aspirus Tomahawk Hospital is now offering Urgent Care, providing timely treatment for non-life-threatening illness and injuries. Urgent Care is available without an appointment, seven days a week from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Emergency Department entrance at the hospital.


“We always want to do what is best for our patients and be here when they need us. When you suddenly need care, it can be very distressing,” said Carmen Viegut, Director of Nursing, Aspirus Tomahawk Hospital. “The Urgent Care option provides people with the assurance they can receive the health care they need when they just can’t wait.”  


It may be confusing whether to choose Urgent Care or an Emergency Department. Urgent Care is for problems that need to be treated right away but are non-life threatening. This includes conditions such as allergies, pink eye, rashes, upper respiratory infections, strains and sprains, ear infections, insect bites, cuts, or other minor illnesses. Urgent Care can also perform minor procedures, provide basic lab tests and imaging to help provide an accurate diagnosis and determine proper treatment.


Injuries that require rapid or advanced treatment should be treated at an Emergency Department in a hospital setting where a higher level of care is available. When in doubt, do not hesitate to call 911, especially for suspected cases of stroke, heart attack or head trauma.


The benefits of Urgent Care extend beyond expanded access. Visitors to Urgent Care will typically have a shorter wait time than at an Emergency Department and will usually have a less expensive cost of visit with lower insurance co-pays.


“The addition of Urgent Care at Aspirus Tomahawk Hospital shows a commitment by Aspirus to increase services and provide reliable care to our local community and the thousands of people who visit our area every year,” added Viegut. “It is a valuable extension of the emergency care Aspirus Tomahawk Hospital has been proudly providing in the Northwoods for over a century”.


For more information about Urgent Care at Aspirus Tomahawk Hospital, located at 401 Mohawk Dr., visit