Welcometo UrgentMED


Acoronavirus that can’t replicate, can’t mutate.


Widespread vaccination is critical if we are to stop the spread of COVID-19.


COVID-19 vaccines are both safe and effective.


Join previous generations that have vaccinated their way to immunity from terrible diseases like polio and smallpox and let’s put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us once and for all.


We are not currently offering vaccinations, but call and we will behappy to direct you to a facility that is.

(701) 232-9000


We are providing rapid COVID-19 antigen tests.

The rapid antigen test is a nasal swab and takes approximately 20 minutes for results.Thistest is useful in the following situations:

1. If you have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you can reduce your quarantine period from 10 days to 7, if you are not having symptoms and have a negative test after your fifth day of quarantine.

2. If you aren’t sick but are traveling to a destination that requires proof of a negative test or would like to be tested before a (ideally limited) social gathering.

3. Ifyouare sick, the rapid test will diagnose COVID-19 with 88% sensitivity. For greater accuracy, it is recommendedthata negative rapid test be followed up by a standard PCR diagnostic test. We can perform both—the PCR test has 99% sensitivity and takes 1-2 days for results.

If you have questions, call and we can discuss your situation and whether the rapid test is appropriate for you.


We now offer Telemedicine.

UrgentMED is pleased to offertelemedicine visits.

If you have been seen at UrgentMED in the past three years and would like to visit with Dr. Sondreal or Dr. Kooyer using your computer, smart phone or tablet, here is what you do:

1. Call us at (701) 232-9000 to request, consent and register for a tele-visit.

2. We will send you a link by text or email.

3. Click on the link and your device (camera needed) will launch your visit.

Easy!

Many insurance companies are now paying for telemedicine visits for established patients. “Established” means that you have been seen at UrgentMED in the last three years. If during your virtual visit the physician recommends that you be seen in person, the fee will be applied toward your co-pay or office charge.

We look forward to “seeing" you!


COVID-19

Thecurrent pandemic has given us all opportunity to ponder the ways in which we might expose ourselves to illness—and how our personal behavior affects the course of an illness which has taken the lives of over 3 million people worldwide. Fortunately, for most of us,doingour part to not get sick isn’t so much about fearing for our own health, but rather about not spreading the novel coronavirus to others. SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, is twice as contagious as influenza, perhaps 18 times as lethal, and unchecked by a vaccine, has the potential to infect more than 60% of the world’s population.

While we have taken care of many patients with COVID-19 illness in our clinic, we have also taken many precautions and can report that we have not yet had a single known instance of virus transmission between staff members or patients within the clinic. Weare confident the many safeguards put in place early in the pandemic will continue to protect our patients and our workforce.

Some of these safeguardsincludearranging our waiting room to maintain physical distancing. We have an outer lobby where patients without contagious illness may comfortably wait. We are pre-registering patients by phone and encouraging patients who would prefer towaitin their car to do so and are notifying them by cell phone when ready to be roomed. We have a separate clinic entrance available for patients with non-contagious illness. We have installed several virus-killing ionizers in our ventilation system and undergo a rigorous disinfecting wipedown procedure in waiting areas and patient rooms.We have always had an adequate supply of N-95 masks and protective equipment for clinical staff.

In short, we continue to feel the burden of COVID-19 in North Dakota. However, you can be confident our physicians are knowledgable about this pandemic and your health and safety remain our top concern.

Click here for an interactive dashboard detailing the spread of this novel coronavirus.


UrgentMED is located in theUniversity Medical Center

2829 University DriveSouth.

Fargo, ND 58103


(701) 232-9000


Emergency Rooms are busy places.

If you have a major medical emergency, the emergency room is the best place for you. However, there are many medical conditions which end up in the ER which can be taken care of more efficiently-- and more economically-- in an urgent care center.

UrgentMED is such a facility. Our clinic is open seven days a week, including evenings. We can take care of a wide variety of illnesses, suture lacerations, splint minor fractures and sprains, freeze warts, draw blood, take x-rays, perform sports physicals for athletes, DOT physicals for truck drivers, BasicMed physicals for pilots, and even preoperative physicals for those needing surgery-- all without the need to schedule an appointment.

If you need an emergency room, we have two excellent facilities in Fargo. If your medical need fits more appropriately with a walk-in, urgent care facility, UrgentMED is available to you.





Walk-in medical care foreveryone.

Open seven days a week in south Fargo.


Urgent Medicine Associates, 2020