The Center for Urgent Care

Serving Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota and Manatee Counties

 

Clinical Capabilities

From Head to Toes We Are Ready to Care For You

 

Hospital Grade Services

CT Scan, Digital X-Rays, Certified Lab & More

 

State of the art facility

... Without Any of The Hospital Feel

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When a Walk-In Clinic is Not Enough™

When a Trip to the Emergency Department is too much.

DEDICATED STAFF

Our Medical Director has over 30 years of working experience in emergency and urgent care facilities.
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IN-HOUSE PHARMACY

A non-dispensing pharmacy that rivals that of many emergency departments.
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MEDICAL SERVICES

Hospital grade equipment for imaging, x-rays and in-house lab services.
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CLINICAL CAPABILITIES

Extensively prepared to treat any patient who comes through our doors.
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Lauren Schuckel
15:25 13 Nov 19
I have never felt more heard in my life! Dr. Avila didn’t just listen to me, he understood me. Because of him I am at my healthiest. I am forever grateful for all he has done for me. The staff here is absolutely fantastic. They are sweet and methodical. You will not regret getting your care from here.read more
D Rowden
16:36 30 Oct 19
Wow. This place is first rate. The care and the bed side manner is second to none. I'm a senior citizen and I've never experienced such a professional , organized and caring staff. Everyone there knows there job and takes there time in helping your need. The health care system should take a close look at this operation. My hat is off to Dr. Avila and his team. 5 stars is not enough. God bless them all.read more
Nicole Labbe
02:19 20 Oct 19
I can't say enough good things about this facility. From the minute we walked in, we were well taken care of. Dr. Avila and his staff run the most wonderful, efficient office I've ever visited. The quality of care is fantastic. I would not hesitate to come back!read more
Paula Viviani
00:43 19 Oct 19
Was treated for an ear infection here over a year ago and was Amazed at the quality of service I received from Every staff member. I since moved almost an hour away and drove back there today for arthritis related issues in my hand. So Glad I did!! I again cannot brag enough on the staff, facility and quality of service. They have xray and CT scan capability as well on the premises without the ER costs. HIGHLY Recommend this place to Everyone!! You won't be disappointed!!read more
Jose Erbella
18:09 17 Oct 19
This urgent care is absolutely the best. The staff here are very professional and super knowledgeable. They were able to help my family member with her medical problem quickly and treated her like family. I highly recommend them!read more
Heather Aubin
19:27 15 Oct 19
Very pleasant experience both times I’ve been. The rooms are comfortable, clean, warm, and inviting. The staff are caring and attentive in the small details that really make a difference.read more
Nina Mccabe
17:09 24 Sep 19
On September 3, 2019 I was treated at the Center for urgent care for generalized weakness and had no idea what was wrong with me. Miss Paige the PA was right on the diagnosis she asked me about my symptoms and performed an excellent differential diagnosis as to what was wrong with me Within 10 minutes I was whisked away into a private room with warm blankets to IV fluids antibiotics and the warmest caring person anyone could hope for. From the front desk to the nurses in the back you could see their experience and compassion for people . I have been in the healthcare system for over 35 years including working in the ER and have never seen such compassionate on point staff. I needed to be in New Jersey in two days And with their care I was able to do it. I recommend them highly!read more
Zinajda Kekic
20:43 23 Sep 19
I can’t say enough about this clinic. Everyone from the front desk to the nurses, doctors and rest of the medical team was amazing. This is the best and most organized and caring medical team I have ever experienced. It was obvious that everyone was working as a team and made the whole process running smoothly and most importantly not leaving the patient neglected in the room waiting forever to be seen. Nurse Kelly was very informative with care plan and compassionate about patient’s well being. Special thanks to physician assistant Paige for going above and beyond to help. Kudos to Dr. Avila for putting this team of good experienced staff together.read more
Caitlin Chadek-Feeley
13:57 19 Sep 19
I came to this urgent care based off reviews and they did not disappoint! The office staff was very friendly and kind. The process from start to finish was seamless and efficient.I am recently self pay and the nurse practitioner took the time to educate me on tools available for my use, such as GoodRx for finding the best prices on medication. They could have easily shuffled me out the door, but they genuinely care for their patients and make sure you are properly educated on all your options. They made sure to tell me to call back if I need anything else and they will even be following up with me to check up on my progress. Awesome!!read more
Richard Epps
11:27 18 Sep 19
Took my son there for sharp pain in his rib/chest area. We saw a PA (Paige). She was beyond fantastic! He ended up with a bruised rib. The entire staff was great and I couldn’t have hoped for a better experience! This is now my go to place!!! They can X-ray, ct scan, blood work..... everything! I’m so impressed.They even called me the next day to check on him! No urgent care type place has ever done that. They care and it shows!-Kelli Eppsread more
Kiko JIMENEZ
11:02 14 Sep 19
Good morning beautiful day. Hey. God bless People good Sweet. Doctors office
Chris Barnbeck
17:42 07 Aug 19
The Center for Urgent Care contacted me to follow up after a recent visit and showed genuine concern for my situation as a traveler with a disability. They were able to refer me to a neurologist and provide me with the immediate relief I needed as a patient suffering with epilepsy. It's this level of consideration and pride they take in their work that makes this such a great place. I highly recommend this practice to anybody who is disabled and needs immediate treatment with reliable medical professionals. They will even follow up with you just to guarantee your satisfaction.read more
Angela F
20:58 22 Jul 19
I was very pleased with this office! From the front desk to the nurse staff, everyone was great. They helped me with just getting an EKG done for a surgery I am having soon and they made it so simple when other offices did not. Thank you!!!read more
Angela F
20:58 22 Jul 19
I was very pleased with this office! From the front desk to the nurse staff, everyone was great. They helped me with just getting an EKG done for a surgery I am having soon and they made it so simple when other offices did not. Thank you!!!read more
Nikki Piburn
14:28 21 Jul 19
Took my 3 year old little guy in today for an eye infection. The staff was amazingly sweet, loving towards my little one and very knowledgeable. All around A+ experience. Highly recommend!!!read more
Kim L
13:59 12 Jun 19
I highly recommend this Urgent Care and appreciate this type of medical service! As soon as I walked in I was greeted in kindly. I was taken back to see the doctor right away. The Dr. took his time with me answering all my questions. Before my procedure, the nurse came in and explained what they were going to do. She was compassionate, understanding, and had a sense of humor. The facility from the waiting room to the patient rooms were very clean. Every person that I had contact with had a friendly smile, were caring, and genuinely cared. I even received a follow-up call from one of the nurses a few days later. The customer service was above and beyond what I had expected! Thank You!read more
Florence Everett
19:33 26 May 19
I wasn't looking forward to my Paracentesis procedure but when I arrived at Urgent Care at Lakewood Ranch, I was greeted by a lovely receptionist who immediately put me at ease. Dr. Avila, Mandy, and his staff are a great team, so friendly, compassionate, and attentive, even providing a nice warm blanket to warm my cold feet. I've been there six (6) times, and it's always a comfortable experience. Thanks and Hugs to all - Great People! Flo Everettread more
Robin Knoll
23:48 09 May 19
I recently had my 15th surgery in a little over a year. I was having some post operative issues and my surgeon sent me to the Center For Urgent Care.I walked in to a very peaceful, friendly and impeccably clean environment.I filled out my paperwork and was placed in a room immediately. The entire staff that I dealt with, the receptionist, the nurses, the nurse practitioner, the Dr. and the nice, young lady who checked me out all handled me with kindness and professionalism. They were efficient and knowledgeable. The personal care was above and beyond anything I have ever experienced. Honestly, I cannot think of one negative experience there. They don’t just treat you and shoo you out the door.I received follow up calls to check on me. I felt extremely well cared for. I highly recommend this facility if you are ever in need of emergent medical treatment. You will not be disappointed.Thank you Dr. A and the entire staff. I appreciate you and the exemplary care I received. ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️read more
Angeline Dewey
13:27 29 Apr 19
We were in town on vacation visiting friends when my son had severe vomiting. We came here and from the moment we entered the door we were greeted warmly and taken care of right away. We were quickly taken to a room where they started treatment immediately. The nurses and the providers were attentive, skillful, and compassionate. As a fellow nurse I felt at ease and was very confident in the staff. Thank you again for the awesome care!read more
Gayle Thompson
15:28 26 Apr 19
Could not be happier with this Urgent Care facility. Have been twice and both times received excellent care and service. The staff provided excellent medical treatment. Highly recommend the Center for all urgent, walk in needs.read more
Steven B
16:05 13 Apr 19
The staff and Drs are exceptional. Very prompt. All staff members are genuinely concerned and compassionate as well as knowledgeable. We will continue to use this facility for all of our future needs. Keep up the great work here. I have spent a lot of days and nights throughout my lifetime in urgent care facilities and this one ranks up at the top. I highly recommend going here. I do not work here nor do I know anyone here. Thank you for taking such good care of my mother.read more
Steven B
16:05 13 Apr 19
The staff and Drs are exceptional. Very prompt. All staff members are genuinely concerned and compassionate as well as knowledgeable. We will continue to use this facility for all of our future needs. Keep up the great work here. I have spent a lot of days and nights throughout my lifetime in urgent care facilities and this one ranks up at the top. I highly recommend going here. I do not work here nor do I know anyone here. Thank you for taking such good care of my mother.read more
Tom Harrigan
15:42 11 Apr 19
Got word of this place from a friend, so when the time came that I needed to use a “walk-in clinic” for an infection, we had this place in mind. I was there shortly after they opened at 8am (which is another point in their favor - many others didn’t open until 10am or after) and I was the only one there (another amazing fact). I was in, did paperwork, saw the nurse and the PA, diagnosed, got my prescription, and out the door in about 40 minutes. It actually took me longer to drive there than the time spent at the facility.These folks are awesome! I probably won’t ever go to another “walk-in” down here other than this one. They were friendly, courteous, caring and a comforting atmosphere. The area was immaculate. I can’t say enough good things about them. Thank you all !!read more
Dereck Davis
23:59 16 Mar 19
Clean environment, sympathetic, helpful and honest.From Terri at the front desk explaining our approximate wait time. Michelle taking our vitals. Kelly the nurse speaking with us. To Christine the nurse practitioner prescribing meds and explaining what was going on. Felt assurance and comfortable when we left. They will be my go to urgent care walk in clinic from now on. They were very nice.read more
Michelle Hennessy
00:51 26 Feb 19
Superior service! I had adult croup and was miserable and barking like a seal and my doctor was booked and wouldn't see me. I found them online and they are amazing! Excellent staff so friendly and helpful and professional! I feel 100 times better after being treated by them and was seen first thing even though they had 17 patients being treated. Fabulous high quality care!read more
Sonia Williams
02:35 22 Feb 19
My 1st experience at this Urgent Care was way better than I thought it would be. Teri office manager was so polite, and friendly. The ARNP Julie, was very helpful with the information she provided to me. The Nurse Kelly knew exactly what my problem was and prescribed what I needed. I was n and out in 35min. The best thing about my experience was literally everything!! I will surely use them again and again and again!! 😀😀read more
Alex Flores
15:58 21 Feb 19
Clean, comfortable facility. Courteous and knowledgeable staff from front desk to doctor. The best part is the office is fully equipped to perform the necessary tests for a proper diagnosis and treatment. 5+ stars. Will definitely return if I ever need too.read more
Christina Albrecht
18:24 13 Feb 19
I brought my husband in for the flu. The wait was short, the staff were caring and attentive, they took their time to talk to us, and went out of their way to find an open pharmacy where we could pick up his meds. They even called the next day to check on him. Best urgent care experience we’ve ever had. Highly recommended!read more
Alexandra Kteily
00:11 06 Feb 19
This Center is truly the most outstanding facility I have ever been too. I have been treated there multiple times over the years with varying illnesses, and the staff is attentive, kind, thorough, and absolutely incredible. Teri, the office manager, has ensured that my payments are easily received, and has done many favors for me to ensure I always have up-to-date medications. She truly cares about the patients that come there, and makes sure you are taken care of the best she can. Dr. Avila is incredibly thorough and personable, and will listen to you explain everything you feel so he can treat you properly. He will not leave until he has exhausted every option. To top it off, it is a safe, and immaculately clean environment. Each private room has a TV and the staff will warm up blankets for you while you wait for results. They genuinely care about their patients health and comfort, unlike most Urgent Care Facilities, and nurses would call me daily to check in on me. They are even equipped with a CT scanner, digital X-rays, a certified in house lab, and other ER type medical devices. They always ensure you are treated to the absolute best of their ability before releasing you. They have even stayed open late to ensure I felt better before going home. I highly recommend the Center for Urgent Care Lakewood Ranch.read more
Aurea Faix
04:25 24 Jan 19
Wonderful staff, attentive doctors and quick, friendly care. Even though my insurance is out of network I highly recommend going here simply due to the level of care and professionalism I have received. Please don't pass this establishment up, it is worth your time and money.read more
Juan Arevalo
23:28 07 Jan 19
The people here are incredible, fun and honest.. no doubt they are professionals too.. if you're lucky they'll give you a discount.. don't go waste your time to a hospital emergency room come here first...read more
Alleen Stephens
01:37 04 Jan 19
In January 2018 I was very well cared for by Kelly the nurse and Kelly the Nurse Practitioner. I’m a retired Registered Nurse so I have a pretty high bar for expectations for medical care. They went beyond that for me. I have NEVER been in such a great facility. We are so fortunate to have this near our home!!!read more
Britt P
02:26 28 Dec 18
Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. They were efficient while taking great care of me and my family. One of the staff members even called us the next day to ask how we were feeling! I would high recommend coming here for care!read more
shannon shamp
19:31 17 Dec 18
The Dr. and staff at The Center For Urgent Care are some of the best I've encountered in a long time. I didn't have a long wait time to get into the room.The staff was friendly. Dr. Avila was kind and attentive. He clearly explains everything to you. At no time did I feel like he was in a rush to get to the next patient. The male RN that drew my labs was awesome. I didn't feel a thing. I received a follow up call the very next day to see how I was doing. I feel this is how Healthcare should be.read more
Courtney Gerlach
21:59 06 Nov 18
I have experienced some poor service from doctors throughout my time and I am only 29! Most places are only concerned about your money and, if they can't figure out what's wrong, they ship you away and are left with no answers. Dr. Avila and his entire team have been nothing but nice, courteous, and helpful throughout the numerous visits I have made this year. I seem to be a mystery case, but I always get the help and care I need. I always feel like a priority, always get seen as a walk-in, and they are supportive even over the phone. Highly recommend!!! Co-pay may be higher than a primary care physician, but in my opinion, totally worth it! Thank you for your continued support! I really appreciate it 🙂read more
Christopher Adamson
18:50 12 May 18
Dr. Avila is such a great resource to have in this community. I have known him personally and professionally for 15 years and have seen him handle both minor and major medical issues with complete competence and confidence. He is also very personable, genuine and likeable.I agree with the many 5 star reviews here about Dr. Avila, the staff and the facility. They took such good care of one of my sons when he was recently very ill. We very much appreciate the care and warm and friendly attention they gave him. Also the facility is VERY clean!!read more
Lynn Loss
17:16 26 Apr 18
Top notch! Dr. Avilia and his staff are friendly, thorough and highly skilled. Cannot say enough good things. Went In for upper respiratory ailment and the Doctor was so thorough in his examination he actually uncovered another medical condition that needed to be looked at more carefully. Stayed open well beyond hours to care for me. A great addition to Lakewood Ranch!read more
Leslie Byrd
00:20 17 Apr 18
Words can’t even express how grateful I am to find this place. I am a single mom with no insurance and needed immediate medical care. I have never been to a walk-in clinic, doctors office or emergency room where I received such fast service. Everyone was so nice, accommodating and sincere. The facility is state of the art to say the least and very affordable. Being a single mom, I had to bring my 5 year old with me which can be dreadful. All was well considering they have televisions in the rooms. My daughter watched the shows she loves while I was taken care of. She was even taken to “the treasure box” to pick out a treasure to take home. All I can say is WOW!!! 😍😍read more
cody young
13:29 03 Apr 18
Was greeted by Teri the office manager who was super sweet at the front desk, she got me all squared away, with insurance and paperwork which my wife normally handles. Then the nurse brought me back super nice and personable. The Doctor I met is one of a kind, straight forward, very easy to talk to. Answered any questions with real answers. I went in Barely able to walk due to back muscles at 11:00 by 2:30 I felt great!!! Awesome team of professionals, Made me feel comfortable and I'm the type I haven't been to a doctor in 10 years because I hate it. THANKS SO MUCH!!!!read more
Kathleen Miller
02:58 21 Mar 18
We brought my daughter in with a fever. They were absolutely wonderful and made every attempt to be as thorough as possible, even staying open late to make every effort to complete a test. I was anticipating an astronomical bill and instead it was super reasonable. Their good reviews are well deserved.read more
Carol Atwell
19:26 25 Feb 18
I went to this Center because it was rated 5 star. If it were possible, I would rate it 6 stars. The staff was friendly, kind and patient. Dr. Avila was extremely knowledgeable and professional. I truly felt my health was his top priority. Plus, they have an ER! I would much rather go there than a hospital ER in an emergency. Thank you all!read more
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The Center For Urgent Care
5.0
Based on 23 Reviews
Lauren S.
2019-11-13 07:17:13
Dr. Avila and his crew are absolutely fantastic. They will take care of you, listen and truly care about your health. I have never felt so welcome and truly...read more
J E.
2019-10-17 11:07:15
This urgent care is the best! The staff is super professional and knowledgeable. They were so caring and treated us like family and were able to completely...read more
David B.
2019-09-08 15:41:38
Excellent care here. It is more expensive than some walk-ins but it definitely feels like you are getting the care you deserve. We came in at a low-volume...read more
Hoppy R.
2019-08-09 07:56:32
I highly recommend - The Center For Urgent Care , excellent service, incredible professional staff, and Doctors!Hoppy
Henry T.
2019-07-29 15:36:43
From the beginning of my interactions with the receptionist to seeing all of the professionals in the office was quick and efficient. The ability to do lab...read more
Lisa F.
2019-07-22 03:58:36
All the staff here are extremely friendly and professional. I am from out of state and needed to be seen by a doctor. This urgent care was not the closest...read more
Barbara N.
2019-05-05 06:23:53
I want to thank the staff for the excellent care I received yesterday. I was taken immediately and each person was so warm and compassionate. I wish I could...read more
Sica P.
2019-05-03 18:41:14
I went in today for what turned out to be an infected/sprained ankle after an accident from boating last weekend. Everyone there was super professional and...read more
Dianne D.
2019-04-15 16:39:49
Once again, absolutely amazing office! Everyone is so sweet and caring. Working in the medical field myself, it's important to feel like a patient with a...read more
David S.
2019-04-11 07:21:33
What a wonderful find!!!!! The most cordial office and attentive practitioners from the intake person to the nurses and doctors. I couldn't be happyer.read more
Joseph R.
2019-03-21 12:35:08
I don't typically write reviews, I should but I don't..... As far as Urgent Care locations goes this is the "BEST OF THE BEST" within the general area....read more
James Q.
2019-02-14 17:54:16
I almost wish I didn't have to give The Center for Urgent Care 5 Stars.....would like to keep them all to myself....however, being in my mid 70's it is nice...read more
Sherri T.
2019-02-04 21:00:29
Wonderful staff, attentive doctors and quick, friendly care. I highly recommend going here simply due to the level of care and professionalism a family...read more
Cliff L.
2019-01-25 08:48:05
This is the place! Felt sick for the last 24 hours, called my Dr. and being the season here he couldn't see me for a week... I decided to call the Center...read more
David D.
2018-11-27 12:46:35
Professionalism, Empathy and ExcellenceI had severe back spasms to the point of having to crawl. The outstanding staff got me in quickly, Mandy RN and...read more
Jeff C.
2018-09-17 11:05:13
All those 5 star ratings were right! Best urgent care ever. Woke up on a Saturday morning with an unknown rash on my face and leaving for vacation the next...read more
Rose G.
2018-04-10 16:42:31
So very thankful for every single employee in this lovely place. From the front desk to the nurse to the doctor.. each and every person I interacted with...read more
Eric F.
2018-04-01 10:26:12
Excellent care, staff and processing procedures. It's not a typical walk-in clinic like you would expect, the capabilities are at near an ER room level....read more
Danielle D.
2018-03-14 16:45:17
I can see why this place is 5 stars. The staff is excellent! Very, very helpful. The Dr was great. Like others, I came in for something minor, but I would...read more
Janie S.
2018-03-01 13:41:27
What a positive experience! My husband and I were both sick, lethargic, coughing; in general, "the crud" had both of us in its claws. We went early when...read more
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