Virtual urgent care in Riverside, California

At Riverside Community Hospital, we are committed to providing the care you need, when and where you need it. To provide even greater access to care for our patients, we have partnered with CareNow® Urgent Care. Through this partnership, our patients can connect with a CareNow® provider for a virtual visit. This means you can receive care from the comfort of your own home.

Check in for virtual care

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The CareNow team will send you a link to access your virtual visit

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Talk in real time with a CareNow provider

It is important to note that this is not an in-clinic visit.

Fast, convenient access to the care you need

A virtual urgent care appointment is a good option when you are not able to make a timely appointment with your primary care physician or if your condition is not serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room (ER). Urgent care clinics typically treat patients with minor illnesses, such as the flu, strep throat or 24-hour bugs.

Urgent care centers are equipped to quickly diagnose and treat a variety of minor injuries and illnesses. However, if you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

If you need to be seen in-person by a provider or specialist after a virtual urgent care visit, the CareNow® network is here to connect you to the care you need.

Know what level of care fits your needs

It's not always easy to tell when you need immediate medical attention and when you can wait to be seen by an urgent care provider. Our guide below will help you understand when you need to head directly to the ER and when you can wait to be seen by an urgent care specialist.

When to go to the emergency room

If you are experiencing any of the conditions or symptoms below, seek emergency care at the nearest ER.

  • Blood in stool
  • Broken bones
  • Coughing or throwing up blood
  • Deep wounds with heavy bleeding
  • Drug and/or alcohol overdose
  • Head injuries, including concussions
  • High fever with uncontrolled nausea or diarrhea that could lead to dehydration
  • Suspected heart attack or stroke (cerebrovascular accident)
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Severe burns
  • Severe headaches, dizziness, confusion and/or seizures
  • Suspected poisoning
  • Trouble breathing

When to seek virtual urgent care

When your condition is not life-threatening, virtual urgent care may be a good option for you. We commonly see patients with:

  • Bites, stings, poison ivy, hives and rashes
  • Cold, flu, earaches, sore throat and fever
  • Minor injuries and illnesses for after-hours care
  • Sprains, strains and other simple bone and joint injuries

Know where to go: urgent care or emergency room?

More than just an urgent care center

The family-friendly healthcare providers at CareNow® treat and evaluate a wide variety of conditions. Through our shared healthcare network, we are connected to other providers, specialists and hospitals in your community. This means if your health concern requires additional treatment or follow-up care, CareNow® can quickly refer you to one of our many affiliated specialists near you.

When our patients participate in a virtual urgent care appointment, they will receive convenient, high-quality care backed by HCA Healthcare.