Urgent Care

A convenient option for seeking care for minor injuries and illnesses.

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Urgent Care Clinic

First Floor
Oyate Health Center Main Building
3200 Canyon Lake Dr.
Rapid City, SD 57702

Urgent Care Phone:



  • 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM - 7 days per week

The Oyate Health Center’s urgent care is open each day from 7 am to 7 pm. Urgent care provides medical services for injuries or illnesses that will not result in further disability or death if not treated within 24-hours.

If the condition is not life-threatening but needs treatment today, then urgent care is likely the best place to seek care.

The Oyate Health Center’s urgent care is equipped to handle ailments like treatment for colds, strep throat, urinary tract infections, burns, bug stings, and allergic reactions. It is also prepared to help care for small lacerations and fractures.

When to Choose Urgent Care

  • Cuts that don’t involve much blood but might need stitches
  • Breathing difficulties, such as mild to moderate asthma
  • Diagnostic services, including X-rays and laboratory tests
  • Eye irritation and redness
  • Fever or flu
  • Minor broken bones and fractures in fingers or toes
  • Moderate back problems
  • Severe sore throat or cough
  • Skin rashes and infections
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, or dehydration

For emergencies, however, we strongly advise our relatives to go straight to the nearest emergency room. Symptoms that are often associated with emergency care include chest pain, difficulty breathing, unconsciousness, severe headache, severe dizziness, severe vomiting, bleeding that won’t stop, and a broken bone that sticks out of the skin.

Oyate Health Center Does NOT Have an Emergency Room.

Going to an urgent care center instead of the emergency room at these times can be the difference between life and death. Urgent Care clinics do not have the right equipment to provide emergency care. While you would likely be referred out to an emergency room, this delay in care is dangerous.

When to Use the Emergency Room

Emergency medical care is needed if the injury or sickness can permanently impair or lead to death. Some examples of conditions that need emergency medical care include:

  • Compound fracture, which involves a bone protruding through the skin
  • Convulsions, seizures, or loss of consciousness
  • Deep knife wounds or gunshot wounds
  • Fever in a newborn less than three months old
  • Heavy, uncontrollable bleeding
  • Moderate to severe burns
  • Poisoning
  • Pregnancy-related problems
  • Serious head, neck, or back injury
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe chest pain or difficulty breathing
  • Heart attack symptoms, such as chest pain that lasts longer than two minutes
  • Stroke symptoms, such as vision loss, sudden numbness, weakness, slurred speech, or confusion
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings

Dial 911 immediately for any medical problem that appears life-threatening.