Express Care is for treatment of minor illness and injury for children and adults when your primary care provider is unavailable. The walk-in care centers are in Rutland and Castleton Community Health locations. Express Care is open 8:00am to 8:00pm every day.
Minor illness or injury are treated at Express Care
Teams of providers at Express Care include physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Express Care providers treat:
- Minor Fractures and Sports Injuries
- Simple Sprains/Strains
- Minor Cuts That May Need Stitches
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Cold/Flu/Sinus Infection
- Tick and Insect Bites
How to determine where to go for the right care
Knowing what is available and how to react is important.
The choices are:
- Primary Care
- Express Care
- Hospital Emergency Department
Your primary care provider should be your first choice unless it is a life-threatening situation. In life-threatening situations, call 911.
These questions can help determine the right course of action:
- The first question always is – Is this a life-threatening situation? If so, call 911 for the most immediate response.
- Is this a chronic care visit with my primary care doctor?
- Is this a minor illness or injury where I can just walk into Express Care to be seen?
Primary Care is the right choice for wellness visits, monitoring chronic health conditions and following up from hospital visits. It’s also a good place for acute visits that do not require an emergency visit.
Express Care offers care for minor injuries or illnesses after hours or on weekends when your primary care provider is unavailable. Community Health’s Express Care in Rutland and Castleton offer walk-in services.
Emergency Department is the best place to go when illnesses or injuries are more severe where more extensive services may be needed.
Who to contact
For urgent issues or when in crisis contact: