St. Lawrence Health operates two urgent care centers for patients in need of diagnostics or treatment for acute, non-life-threatening injuries on a walk-in basis. Our centers offer extended hours into the evening after most primary care offices have closed. Upon examination, our providers are able to diagnose and treat your condition or refer you to your primary care provider, a specialist, or the emergency department for further assessment and treatment. Our convenient urgent care centers are supported by providers from St. Lawrence Health, with specialists referred from around the network when more specific and technical care is needed.
Urgent care is not considered an appropriate avenue for medical emergencies; for life-threatening conditions, please visit your closest emergency room or call 911 for immediate examination.
Walk-In Urgent Care in Canton and Potsdam, NY
Urgent care should be used as an option for acute conditions that do not require life-saving treatment. If you are experiencing non-life-threatening symptoms, visit your closest urgent care center. Our centers are open seven days a week, excluding major holidays, and appointments are not required.
Helen Snell Cheel Medical Campus, 49 Lawrence Avenue, Potsdam, NY
(315) 261-5525 / Open daily from 8am–8pm
EJ Noble Professional Building, 80 East Main Street, Canton, NY
Lower-Level Parking Lot
(315) 386-3300 / Open daily from 9am–7pm
When arriving at EJ Noble, take a right to the lower-level parking lot and enter the same door patients use for lab and imaging procedures. Urgent care is located straight ahead at the end of the hall.
What Can Be Treated at Urgent Care?
Our urgent care centers provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for a number of non-life-threatening, acute illnesses and injuries. In addition to performing diagnostic imaging, our staff is able to apply splints, casts, and stitches, and prescribe necessary medications and antibiotics. Patient care is our top priority. Some of the conditions we treat include:
- Cough, cold, and other upper respiratory symptoms
- Pink eye, styes, and eye infections
- Cuts requiring stitches
- Mild to moderate allergic reactions
- Bone breaks and fractures
- Muscle sprains, strains, and spasms
When Should I Go to the Emergency Department?
If you or your loved one is experiencing any of the following symptoms, visit your local emergency room for more immediate, critical care:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Head, neck, or spinal injury
- Difficulty speaking
- Electric shock or anaphylactic shock
- Pregnancy complications or bleeding
- Profuse bleeding that has not stopped after applying pressure for over 15 minutes
Walk-In Urgent Care for Acute Treatment in Canton and Potsdam, NY
Urgent care should not be used as your main form of medical care and cannot be used to treat all ailments or injuries. Urgent care should only be used as an option for acute conditions that do not require life-saving treatment. If you are experiencing non-life-threatening symptoms, visit your closest urgent care center. Our centers are open seven days a week, excluding major holidays, and appointments are not required.