Rapides Regional Medical Center’s two urgent care clinics are getting a new name and new hours.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 15, Rapides After Hours will become Rapides Urgent Care. Hours at both locations – Jackson Street Extension in Alexandria and Highway 28 East in Pineville – will expand to 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily.

“Although the name is changing, the great service our patients have come to expect from the Rapides name will stay the same,” said Jason Cobb, Chief Executive Officer at Rapides Regional Medical Center. “Rapides Urgent Care was specifically designed to fill a healthcare void in the Central Louisiana community. Rapides Urgent Care will continue to give our patients the convenience they want along with the name they trust.”

Rapides Urgent Care first opened in Pineville in August 2012, with the Alexandria location opening in Spring 2014. The nationally-accredited clinics provide walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries, treating patients ages 3 months and up.  Conditions treated include:

  • Ear and eye infections
  • Fever
  • Minor cuts that may need stitches
  • Possible broken bones or simple fractures
  • Minor skin infections
  • Severe sore throat
  • Sprains and strains
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

Each Rapides Urgent Care clinic is a modern, state-of-the art facility equipped with advanced technology including digital X-ray and an electronic medical records (EMR) system.

Rapides Urgent Care received the Accredited Urgent Care designation from the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) in 2015, the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers. 

Backed by the reputation and experience of Rapides Regional Medical Center, Rapides Urgent Care provides a convenient, cost effective alternative when illness or injury occur without appointments or long wait times.

Rapides Urgent Care is not intended for major emergencies. If you are experiencing a life- or limb-threatening situation, please dial 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

For more information on Rapides Urgent Care, visit www.rapidesurgentcare.com.