Urgent Care & Walk In

Urgent Care

Urgent Care services offered in Cookeville, Gainesboro, Crossville, Sparta and Baxter, TN

An illness or injury that doesn’t appear to be life threatening but can't wait until the next day requires urgent care and walk in appointments. Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC’s urgent care center provides easy access to quality health care seven days a week. From four office locations in Cookeville, Gainesboro, Crossville, and Sparta, Tennessee, the team of exceptional medical staff can treat your urgent care needs. You can call the office on your way, request an appointment online, or simply walk in to receive care.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care provides immediate medical attention to serious but not life-threatening injuries or illnesses. You can come into Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC as a walk-in. You can also call the office to let them know you’re on your way and the details of your injury or illness.

When should I go to urgent care?

Urgent care is for injuries, illnesses, or accidents that require immediate attention but aren’t life-threatening.

Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC urgent care treats various injuries, such as sprains and strains, simple bone fractures, cuts or lacerations that require stitches, and knee injuries.

In addition to injuries, urgent care can treat numerous illnesses, including the following:

  • Fevers
  • Flu
  • Sinus infections
  • Skin rashes
  • Skin infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Eye irritation or infection
  • Sore or strep throat
  • Gastrointestinal issues like diarrhea, vomiting, or dehydration

Minor accidents, such as sports injuries, minor burns, minor car accidents, and slips and falls are other common reasons for needing urgent care.

What kinds of services are available at urgent care?

A wide variety of treatments are available at the urgent care service. Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC has on-site diagnostic facilities, including a lab for blood work, urinalysis, swab tests, and digital X-ray and CT scanner imaging services.

The team can prescribe medications, including antibiotics, painkillers(not controlled substances for walk-in visits), anti-inflammatories, antivirals, and steroids. These are all available at the convenient on-site pharmacy. Your provider can also run IVs (intravenous fluids) to help you recover from dehydration.

Your urgent care provider can immobilize sprains and strains, and stitch cuts. If the team is unable to treat your condition, they’ll arrange for you to go to the nearest emergency room for immediate emergency care.

When should I go to the emergency room rather than urgent care?

Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room if you have a life threatening emergency. 

Emergencies include:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Compound bone fractures (where bone is visible through your skin)
  • Pregnancy-related issues
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Fever or illness in newborns
  • Poisoning
  • Signs of a stroke or heart attack
  • Loss of control of bodily functions
  • Serious head, neck, or back injuries

Urgent care is the middle ground between your primary care provider (PCP) and the emergency room. If you’re having a life threatening emergency, don’t go to urgent care. Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency hospital.

If you’re experiencing an urgent medical issue, go to your nearest Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC urgent care office. Walk-ins are welcome. You can call the office on your way, request an appointment online, or simply walk in.



With a valid prescription, we can deliver your medications directly to your door in Putnam County. Delivery requests can be made by calling in or downloading our mobile apps. We can deliver on the same day of your request if it is made by noon.


We strive to ensure our patients have accurate medication instructions. You can feel free to ask a pharmacist when you pick up your medications or schedule an appointment with one at your earliest convenience.


In addition to flu shots, we also offer vaccinations for Pneumonia, Shingles, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), and Meningitis. We accept walk-ins, but we can also make an appointment for you if you’d prefer.


We accept most insurances and assist Medicare customers in picking a plan that best meets their needs. Feel free to request a Medicare plan evaluation with our staff.


We’ve made prescription refills even more convenient. Just download our mobile app and request a delivery.


• Irina Arany, RPH
• Sabra Rinio, RPh
• Kacie Shipley, CPhT
• Dawn Waller, CPhT


Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


• Competitive cash prices
• Care Credit Accepted
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• Loyalty Program
• Free Vitamin Program
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• Pharmacy Loyalty Credit
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• Generic prescriptions available - varying monthly