Walk-In Care Specialist

Apollo Medical


Walk-in care at Apollo Medical, with locations in Hot Springs and Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, allows you and your family to get prompt medical care when you need it the most. Internal medicine physician Katherine Hurst, MD, and her team make room in their schedule for walk-in patients and are happy to accommodate them. Schedule an appointment by phone or online, or walk-in today.

Walk-In Care Q & A

What is walk-in care?

Walk-in appointments at Apollo Medical are primary care appointments in which your doctor sees you soon after you arrive at the office. Unlike with other primary care offices, no appointment is needed to receive care at Apollo Medical. Wait times are minimal, as your doctor sees you promptly after you arrive.

What is walk-in care used for?

All patients can use walk-in appointments, which are especially useful if you or a family member has a non–life-threatening medical problem requiring immediate care. Examples include:

  • Non–life-threatening injuries
  • A high fever
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Breathing problems
  • A widespread rash
  • Pain
  • Signs of infection

If you have a life-threatening emergency, head to the nearest emergency room or call 911. Even if you don’t experience a medical emergency, you can still walk into Apollo Medical for your appointment. 

What happens during my appointment?

During walk-in appointments at Apollo Medical, your provider checks your weight, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and other vital signs. They review your symptoms, medical history, past diagnoses, and medications.

Your primary care specialist completes a physical exam to evaluate your eyes, nose, ears, throat, breathing, abdomen, heart rate, reflexes, and more. They check for signs of an illness, injury, or chronic disease.

Depending on your symptoms and risk factors, your doctor might recommend a throat swab, nasal swab, urine test, blood test, asthma or allergy testing, electrocardiogram (EKG), X-rays, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition and personalize a treatment plan.

Which treatments are available?

You might require treatment during walk-in care at Apollo Medical. The expert primary care team offers:

  • Nutrition and health education
  • Medical weight loss
  • Medications or supplements
  • Intravenous (IV) therapy
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Wound and minor fracture care
  • Allergy and asthma treatments
  • Immunizations
  • Birth control

If you have a complex medical condition requiring a specialist’s care, the Apollo Medical team refers you to a highly-skilled provider in your area. They work with specialists to optimize continuity of care and monitor you throughout treatment.

Don’t wait for an appointment if you have an immediate medical need. Schedule an appointment by phone or online, or take advantage of walk-in care today.