Walk-In Visits

Medical Access
Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Urgent Care Centers & Occupational Medicine
located in Germantown, MD, Alexandria, VA & Woodbridge, VA

Walk-in visits can address various acute health problems, including fevers, sports-related injuries, and the seasonal flu. At Medical Access, with convenient locations in Germantown, Maryland, and in Alexandria and Woodbridge, Virginia, the experienced team of primary care providers always sets aside time for walk-in visits. If you or a loved one require prompt medical care for a non-life-threatening condition, call the nearest office today, or book a consultation online.

Walk-In Visits Q & A

What are walk-in visits?

Walk-in visits are a type of medical appointment that requires no advanced scheduling. If you wake up with a sore throat or experience a work-related injury, visit the nearest Medical Access location at your earliest convenience.

Medical Access provides walk-in appointments Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM. They also offer walk-in visits on the weekend. As soon as you arrive, a team member can diagnose you on the spot. There are virtually no wait times, and you can expect prompt, high-quality service.

What on-site services do walk-in visits cover?

Medical Access offers convenient, comprehensive care. Some of the on-site services covered during walk-in visits include:

  • Travel medicine
  • Annual exams and checkups
  • Employer services, including workers’ compensation and alcohol testing
  • Vaccinations and immunizations
  • Treatment for colds and the flu
  • Respiratory testing
  • Treatment for bone and joint injuries
  • X-rays
  • COVID-19 testing
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Laboratory testing

Medical Access also provides minor surgical services, such as stitches and biopsies. If you cut yourself or experience a puncture wound, they can quickly stop the bleeding, limit pain, and prevent infection.

What are the advantages of walk-in visits?

Walk-in visits provide several advantages. For one, they give you one-on-one access to a board-certified physician. This ensures you receive the highest quality care, allowing you to return to work and other activities as soon as possible. 

Additionally, Medical Access maintains on-site diagnostic equipment, including X-ray machines, a full laboratory, and other cutting-edge tools. This enables you to receive diagnosis and treatment under one roof, without the hassle of visiting several locations. 

Walk-in visits can also save you money. When you visit Medical Access, you pay the same co-pay associated with a standard office visit. This saves you the exorbitant costs that may come with visiting an emergency room.

What happens during a walk-in visit?

At Medical Access, a walk-in visit begins with a comprehensive physical exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms and lifestyle. Make sure to answer all of your provider’s questions as honestly as possible. If you take certain prescription medications, use tobacco, or drink alcohol regularly, let your provider know.

In most cases, these measures are enough to guide treatment. However, if necessary, your provider might also order laboratory tests, such as a complete blood count (CBC) or urinalysis, or diagnostic imaging like an X-ray or MRI. 

After pinpointing the source of your discomfort, your provider develops a custom care plan designed to help you feel better. Usually, this includes a combination of self-care measures, prescription medications, and follow-up appointments as necessary.

If you or a loved one is in need of a walk-in visit, schedule an appointment at Medical Access. Call the nearest office today, or walk in during normal business hours.