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Urgent Care, Colton Health centers closed Thanksgiving

Urgent Care


Operated by Canton-Potsdam Hospital, our Urgent Care Center in Potsdam, NY offers care for patients of all ages for a wide range of acute, non-life-threatening injuries. Patients are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, with no appointments required.

Upon examination, our staff will be able to provide treatment or refer you to your primary care provider, a specialist, or the Emergency Department. Urgent Care is supported by physicians 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 care.

Potsdam Urgent Care
Helen Snell Cheel Medical Campus, 49 Lawrence Avenue, Potsdam, NY
(315) 261-5525 / Open daily from 8:00am - 8:00pm

Canton Urgent Care (The After Hours Clinic has been closed.)
EJ Noble Medical Building, 80 East Main Street, Canton, NY
Lower Level Parking Lot
(315) 386-3300 / Open daily from 9:00am - 7:00pm

What can be treated at Urgent Care?

Our Urgent Care staff will be able to provide a comprehensive diagnosis of, and treatment for a number of non-life-threatening, acute illnesses and injuries, including:
*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 are 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

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.