Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department for life- or limb-threatening medical emergencies. For children younger than 3 months, contact your pediatrician or visit the nearest emergency department.
Please note, Express Care providers do not prescribe pain medication.
Express Care is a walk-in clinic. Visits may not be considered urgent care by some insurances. Please verify your coverage with your carrier.
Express Care Online Check-In
Minimize the wait and hold your place in line with our Express Care online check-in.
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Osage Beach and Eldon only)
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Year's Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Allergy symptoms
- Ear infection/pain
- Sore or strep throat
- Cold or flu symptoms
- Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting
- Sinus infections
- Non-severe bleeding
- Minor asthma flare-ups
- Minor bone breaks
- Sprains and bruises
- Minor cuts, laceration repair and burns
- Hives and rash
- Lice, scabies and ringworm
- Eye irritations
- Pain with urination
- Sexually transmitted infections and diseases
For non-life-threatening issues, such as colds, earaches, allergies, sprains or mild sunburn, Express Care is a great option, especially after hours or on weekends. Our three Express Care clinics, located in Eldon, Laurie and Osage Beach, treat patients 3 months of age and older and do not require you to be an established patient for treatment; walk-ins are welcome. Plus, all three of our Express Care locations have digital X-ray services. These features make our Express Care clinics convenient places to seek treatment when you're here from out of town or unable to see your primary care provider.
Primary Care, Express Care or Emergency Room: How to Choose
Help is always nearby at Lake Regional Health System, but which should you choose: your family doctor, Express Care or the emergency department? The following information can help you decide.
Contact your physician's office first for nonemergency ailments and injuries. Your primary care physician has records of your medical history throughout the years and is likely to be the person with the best understanding of treatments and medications that work for you.
But when your personal physician isn't available, it's still important to get the care you need, when you need it. In that case, our Express Care team members are here for you.
Express Care is similar to a primary care clinic, but care is provided on a walk-in basis and does not require an appointment.
For non-life-threatening issues, such as colds, earaches, allergies, sprains or mild sunburn, Express Care is a great option, especially after hours or on weekends. Express Care clinics treat patients 3 months of age and older and do not require you to be an established patient for treatment.
Lake Regional Emergency Department offers 24/7 time-critical care for trauma, stroke and heart attack patients, as well as other life-threatening conditions. In addition to specially trained staff, Lake Regional's Emergency Department provides access to specialized care, emergency surgical services and our state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab.
Conditions That Require Emergency Care
- Chest pain or heart attack
- Stroke symptoms
- Diabetic emergencies
- Major broken bones (dislocation or obvious deformity)
- Severe abdominal pain
- Uncontrolled nausea or vomiting
- Difficulty breathing
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Loss of consciousness
- Drug overdose
- Head injury
- Severe headache