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


When a Walk-In Clinic is Not Enough™

When a Trip to the Emergency Department is too much.


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


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


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


Extensively prepared to treat any patient who comes through our doors.

Certified Urgent Care
2021 Small Business of the Year
2022 Readers' Choice Award

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David Patsel
20:15 11 Jul 22
Am so very impressed with this group. Everyone, from the receptionist to the nurses to the PA are very open and friendly, listening and advising and providing excellent care and results. I will come back for sure. Thank you!read more
Tom Harris
20:51 05 Jul 22
I don’t often need an urgent care doctor but when I do, it’s a no brainer…go to Dr Avila or his PA, Kelly. Professional, expert in urgent care, dedicated, thorough, caring are just some of the words that come to mind. Their facility and equipment are second to none with testing capabilities on par with what you expert from former head of major trauma hospital emergency room.Every single person I encountered at The Center for Urgent Care from sign in to sign out was exceptional care, concern and service. I had pleasure of being a patient back years ago when Dr Avila opened his practice. I’ve seen him and his staff build it into a major medical service and asset to this more
Debbie Urban
13:37 30 Jun 22
The doctors and medical staff are always efficient and treat the patient with compassion. They take the time to make the correct diagnosis. Great place to go when you need attention more
Julio Estrada
03:06 03 Jun 22
Best urgent care I have ever been to! Clean, efficient, quick, & everyone was so nice and helpful. They were able to help me with something nowhere else could! 10/10 recommendread more
David Radziewicz
13:29 16 Apr 22
The staff at this practice are among the best I've encountered. Professional and polite, and timely in service despite being very busy. I had 4 or 5 ladies assist me, and regrettably I didn't catch all their names. The physician's assistant, Katie, did a great job with the sutures I needed. It was a deep wound, so the inner subcutaneous layer needed stitched together before stitching together the outer dermis. She also took precautionary measures and checked on the work of the nurses. She instructed me on care of the injury and the healing process, and made recommendations that I decided were ideal to follow. I highly recommend visiting this medical center if you find yourself in need. I even drove nearly an hour to get there, and am convinced I received better care than I would have in more
George Dunn
19:49 10 Feb 22
I had occasion to visit today with an excruciating case of gout in my big toe. I have to tell readers of this review that this facility and its incredible staff are absolutely at the top of the list! Exceptionally friendly and welcoming; outstanding medical team; highly personable and caring. All in all, coming from 11 years serving on a hospital board with 4 as its Chair, were only hospitals to function as this Urgent Care does, our world of healthcare would be so much better. Thank you to the staff and to Dr. Avila, the founder, for the vision and the compassionate careread more
Jenny Silverio
23:40 28 Jan 22
My daughter and I had a visit this past week and it was the most comforting visit in a doctor's office I have had in a while. From front desk staff, to nursing, to physician; everyone was so attentive and caring. It was a one stop shop as well since they have an in house lab, CT scanner and pharmacy to get meds started sooner than later. Dr Avila was so kind and got all the answers we needed! The facility is very clean, calm and very efficient even during troubling more
Steven B
22:13 12 Jan 22
I have to jump on the bandwagon and agree with the positive comments for The Center for Urgent Care. I arrived about 7:45 am today and stood in line about 20 minutes. Got to the desk and Ashley checked me in. I was told my insurance was not accepted and was given options. Took my paperwork to the car and waited to be called. Maybe another 20 minutes passed and the phone rang. Amanda (I think) took vitals, Danny checked me out and Alexis took payment. Quick, friendly and professional. Thanks to all of you! Far better than my (now former) primary care more
Alberico Sessa
17:43 09 Jan 22
Well-run clinic with knowledgeable staff. Have used the center several times for Covid-19 testing and have always had a great experience. The team is very efficient yet cautious. Highly more
Marcia Railton, Realtor
16:50 03 Jan 22
I showed up here at 9:15 am, the day after a holiday weekend and was expecting to wait for hours. I did have 5 people in front of me in line to register. The line is outside and everyone stood 6’ apart. When u register they give u 4 form to fill out in your car and they call when they are ready for you. I waited about 50 minutes, they called me in, nurse was waiting for me in empty waiting room and took me directly to exam room. Megan, the nurse was very friendly and kind. Took vitals, asked a few questions and did the swab test. Told me it would take 15 minutes to run the test. A nurse practitioner came in with my test, which was NEGATIVE! And away I went, the whole process took approximately 1.5 hours. Clean, efficient and friendly!read more
john Long
04:16 03 Jan 22
This place is hands down the best , I’ve been round an round with different doctors offices over the years because of my back and my crazy work life in security puts constant strain on it. The staff here took the time to hear what I’ve been through and what I go through each day. Can’t thank them enough they definitely set a perfect example for how patients should be more
Taylor Sellitto
14:00 08 Nov 21
I wasn't feeling well so I needed to get checked out. I went to The Center for Urgent Care and it was my first time going. Danny was the nurse who helped me during my visit and I cant even put into words how sweet and professional he was. The facility is very clean & inviting and, the staff is very polite & accommodating. I would highly suggest this clinic -- & DANNY you are a doll! Thanks again!read more
Juliet S.
15:07 19 Oct 21
I've taken my son to The Center for Urgent Care many times over the last few years. We've always been met with courtesy and professionalism by both the medical and administrative staff. They've taken great care of my son and have always shown genuine concern for his well-being. The center is equipped with emergency room capabilities. Once when a local hospital ER completely failed my son, I later took him to The Center for Urgent Care where he was diagnosed with kidney failure and provided with expert and compassionate care over the course of several days. Most recently they helped us with COVID-19 testing and were caring and professional as always. I'm thankful this center exists in my more
Racheal Swanson
16:21 17 Aug 21
Dr. Avila and everyone on his team showed a genuine care and concern for me during my visit. Although it was my first time there, I didn’t feel like a stranger-they made me feel like family. I will most certainly choose this practice next time my family my friends, or myself need care. Thank you Dr. Avila and team!!!read more
Alison Drinkard
17:23 15 Aug 21
Best urgent care in town. I have been using them for many years. The doctor and his team are incredible. Customer service is great, bedside manner is phenomenal. There is no comparison. 100% recommend!!read more
Tara Duquette
00:28 11 Aug 21
If you are in need of top notch medical care, you can count on Dr Avila and his staff at The Center For Urgent Care. He is one of the most compassionate, brilliant and highest level urgent care doctors that I know. The staff is very professional and the office is immaculate.Dr Avila is a great access to Manatee County and I will continue to bring my family to The Center For Urgent Care for any level of medical help required.The equipment is state of the art , the evaluation and treatment is handled in a very efficient manner.Thank you for getting me back to my life so I can go back to helping my patients.Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!read more
Nick B
20:42 04 Aug 21
This was my first trip to The Center for Urgent Care I went in with some pretty serious internal pains and they totally took amazing care of me right away!!! Danny was awesome and made me feel very welcomed actually listened to what I had going on!!! The Nurse practioner also made me feel very confident in her findings she was very professional and knowledgeable!!! I honestly will probably never go to another office for anything!!! You guys are totally amazing everyone in the office was so nice and very professional!!!read more
Frederick Rummery
21:39 16 Jun 21
I went to this clinic over a week ago sick and in need of help. From the front staff, through Nurse Molly and PA Paige I was taken such good care of and with such kindness and professionalism. What a breath of fresh air they all were in this area of Medicine.They saw me quickly with minimal wait time and were so attentive to my complaints. This included understanding and comforting me when inserting the test swab in the nose to ensure I had no bad communicable bugs. No, just a grandchild induced cold :-).I wish to pass on my sincere thanks to all of them for helping me get better and even to put in another prescription for me a few days later to help with the healing. I simply can't compliment all of them enough. For those of you needing a place to be treated right when you are feeling bad or for other minor injuries and such which have you search out an Urgent Care you could ask for no better place to more
NA Anderson
18:40 17 May 21
I have been here several time and from first visit to my recent visit on May 16, 2021, their level of service are all outstanding. From the check in, to the nurse, doctor and check out. They are wonderful. I miss Dr. Avila though. He is the doctor that saw me couple times and after that, I am seen by Nurse Practitioners but they also gave great treatment. I just miss Dr. Avila 🙂 They also take the time to check on patient a day after each visit to make sure we are alright. There are lots of Urgent care near me but The Center for Urgent Care is the the place I go to when I need urgent treatment. They treat you as patient, not as more
Lisa Feldman Sloan
22:09 01 May 21
I was informed late on a Saturday that my 2 young kiddos needed Covid tests ASAP to travel the next morning! We showed up shortly before closing, and the entire staff were extremely helpful, friendly— and amazingly chipper and fun when we arrived. They were efficient and knowledgeable about the whole process and made my nervous kids feel comfortable instantly. Ashley, Paige, and Danny were amazing! I can’t recommend this facility more!read more
Jennifer Dyer
00:35 21 Apr 21
I arrived about an hour before they closed this evening. Every person that I encountered was pleasant and extremely helpful. They were very busy and all the rooms were full. They made sure to come and tell me and give me the option to leave and go elsewhere. I chose to stay. While there was not a room for me available, They thought outside the box and got my imaging and vitals taken while I was waiting for a room. This way these things were taken care of and when the doctor came in they had all of that information. Despite being warned that I had quite a wait, I was still out of there in less than an hour! I highly highly recommend this urgent care center!read more
Dan Serge
22:26 09 Apr 21
I would highly recommend this urgent care center. The staff was absolutely amazing and comforting. The Nurse Practioner, Paige, was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. The nurse as well as the CT scan specialist were very polite and nice to deal with. I was nervous with my symptoms and they were very extensive in their testing and diagnosis. I am from out of the area and was so happy to deal with such a professional staff. They were able to ease my mind and had great personalities. Thank you so much. Jeffread more
Barry Stauffer
20:31 16 Feb 21
I went to this center and saw Lisa for a sharp pain in my left arm. She was able to quickly diagnosis the issue and then recommended a MRI. She then followed up with me to see if I was able to get the MRI and when I did she quickly read it and recommended physical therapy. She actually followed up a day or two later to make sure I was able to schedule the PT. I am very impressed with their ability and thatthey even bothered to do follow-ups, I strongly recommend more
02:05 05 Feb 21
First of all, we are from St. Louis and just got into town. My husband needed to have fluid drained from his stomach, and they got us in same day. The staff was incredibly helpful and very nice. I felt like I knew each and everyone of them as they all spoke to us as we moved through the facility. Our nurse, Mandy, and Dr. A were incredible. They were so knowledgeable and extremely responsive to all my questions. They took excellent care of my husband. We got better care here than we do at our hometown hospital...even pre-COVID. Mandy even charged my cell phone for me...that’s above and beyond. I give them a 10+ and highly recommend the facility and staff. Also, the facility was extremely clean and organized!!!read more
Randi Alderson
15:02 15 Jan 21
My husband went to Dr. Avila's office and we were blown away with the efficient. kind, calming thorough exam and treatment we received. I felt like I was at a concierge doctor's office. I hope one day he becomes a primary care practice because we would choose him and his staff in a minute. To say we were impressed and felt lucky to have been referred to his office would be an understatement. Thank you for taking such good care of my more
Eblin Calix
06:53 01 Nov 20
Thank you very much for your attention. 2 times I lost my flight to El Salvador because of the CV19 test ,in this place I did not wait too long and the next day I was able to take the flight to my destination ,Thanks to this clinic that gave me the result the same day. I highly recommend itread more
paul seguin
14:38 31 Oct 20
Everyone here was so incredibly nice, accommodating and great with our 2 young children. I’ve heard this Covid test was rough but honestly wasn’t bad. Danny just must be talented. I would absolutely come back here for any emergent medical needs!read more
Lisa Rudolph
20:51 23 Oct 20
I took my children today for sinus problems. The staff was extremely professional, nice and caring. The provider was caring amd took time to explain and answer any questions that we had. I highly recommend The Center for Urgent Care!read more
Jack Ash
21:12 19 Oct 20
I’m from out of state and I needed to get a COVID test before flying back. I called today to see if they could fit me in. Had to leave a message and they called me back within a reasonable amount of time and was lucky enough they were able to fit me in. The woman I dealt with on the phone was extremely pleasant. The entire process to get the test was easy and everyone there was extremely efficient to get everyone going and on their way. Every single person there was a pleasure to deal with. I understand working in the health care field can be daunting and stressful but these people make it seem easy. I could not recommend this place enoughread more
stuart hartley
15:40 16 Oct 20
From initial contact to visits with nurses and PA, all staff was friendly, courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable.Paige was extremely knowledgeable and diagnosed my problem very quickly.Could not have asked for better attention, care, and treatment.Thank you!!!read more
Tee O
00:24 05 Oct 20
The staff here are amazing and we have had such wonderful experiences here. They really care about all of their patients and we’ve visited them several times. Their hours are flexible including on weekends. The facilities are also bright and clean. Did I mention how awesome the staff are? The nurses (specifically Paige) are so knowledgeable and caring, and ensure they diagnose the problem. We will continue to come here for all of our medical issues and needs!read more
Catherine Finn
15:01 03 Oct 20
Wonderful Staff, very friendly and helpful. Immaculate faculty and seen very fast. This facility is run 100% and would recommend to more
Gianna R. Kramer
13:37 14 Sep 20
LOVE this business. When my husband was having a health scare we went as a new patient and they saw us quickly and were extremely efficient, and caring. This is our new "go to " location for when we are sick. Highly more
Lisa Shepard
18:23 12 Sep 20
The RN here, Danny was incredible. He had a great personality and made our daughter laugh through her tears. He was extremely knowledgeable and his recommendations to her were spot on. We are grateful to him for his care and for helping make a difficult situation more
Ian Combe
15:21 29 Aug 20
I visited this center for urgent care last week and as much as nobody ever wants to have to frequent clinics, my experience was simply put...excellent. From the minute I arrived until I was discharged I received 5 star treatment. The facilities are spotless, offering everything you would need, but what makes it so special is the staff. Special shout out to Lisa, Kelly Brittany and Paulina. All four were not only incredibly professional and brilliantly informed but had a wonderful bedside manner. My treatment and care was top class and I can’t rate this location high enough. Thank you for looking after me so more
Corinne O'Donnell
18:35 13 Aug 20
I had injured my eye. All of the staff were friendly, professional, and efficient from the moment I walked in until the moment I left. The Nurse Practitioner was excellent. She took time to explain everything and was very skilled. I received excellent care in a timely manner. I couldn't have asked for any more
Charlotte Gleeson Hill
23:30 09 Aug 20
Great experience here today-kind nurses, very accommodating and thoughtful. Brittney was very helpful on the phone also!read more
N Anderson
18:26 07 Jul 20
I have been a patient of Dr. Avila and other practitioners at the Center for Urgent care. Also my small child. Been there several times. From the first visit to my recent visit, they treat me well, not just a number. The front desk, nurse, doctor, check out, my experience is always wonderful. I am always grateful of the service I receive from them. There are 2 doctors that I find blessing to my life. One is my PCP (unfortunately, she is not practicing at the moment and took some break), and Dr. Avila. To me, having great doctors are very important. I really recommend this practice. They are the best! Thank you Dr. Avila and staff (Sincerely, Nora Anderson)read more
Nicole Martocchio
17:34 25 Jun 20
From walking in the front door till when we left it was a great experience. All of the staff members made us feel at home, got us whatever we needed and spent the time to talk to us. All the nurses were excellent and the X-ray tech was very gentle. We had Paige take care of us both times we were there and she is not only efficient but very sweet and asked lots of questions and made sure she didn’t miss a thing. I just recently broke my leg and they got me in right away and worked quickly to get my pain under control. I’m so so happy we found this Urgent Care and will always go there for anything more
Fina Jimenez
20:32 16 Jun 20
I moved to this area recently and they were so kind and patient. Dr Paige was the best. Very clean and efficient!
Wayne Swenson
10:15 26 May 20
Injured my ankle playing tennis I had a severe ankle sprain. I googled for a urgent care and I found the center for urgent care Sarasota convenient location right off of I-75. Walked in friendly staff quickly got me in for x-rays and the doctor evaluated me prescribed prescription muscle relaxant. The staff was five star service was excellent. Thank You!!read more
Julie Green
08:37 10 Mar 20
I brought my dad in after he fell and needed to be checked. From the moment I called, we were treated incredibly well. When we arrived, we were greeted very warmly and were seen immediately. Paige was incredible - great bedside manner, smart, and took the time to explain the tests they were performing. The facility was very clean also. While I hope we don’t ever need to go back, we would in a heartbeat and would highly recommend this facility to anyone!read more
Laura Crum
19:18 17 Feb 20
I have never been to The Center for Urgent Care before. When I walked through the door I was greeted with a smile. My entire customer service experience through my visit was exceptional from the front desk, RN, MS, RT, and nurse practitioner. All were knowledgeable, patient, and professional. If I am in need of medical attention in the future I will defiantly be back. What a wonderful place!!!read more
Calys Stewart
15:13 17 Feb 20
2 weeks ago I visited this facility & had a horrible experience which I documented. I'm writing this amended review because Kelly Barrett & Dr Avila have gone above and beyond to make amends for said treatment. I would like to say thank you for taking the time to offer fantastic follow-up customer service. It is much more
Jan Aguirre
18:30 04 Feb 20
Customer service and staff are amazing in this clinic. I always feel well taken care of when I leave the place. They address issues and make sure that there is no other underlying cause for the condition you are in for. I have come here several times over the years and there customer service has not slackened or diminished over time. They always call the day after to see how you are feeling and if conditions have improved.Administrative staff is amazing and helpful as well. Their business model is what other establishments should more
Steph Sarm
13:03 24 Jan 20
Awesome experience. I work two jobs and being able to go to an urgent care is my only option most of the time. First urgent care were the staff was super nice i got there in during a rush but still I was out in an hour and a more
Alyssa Gagnon
20:31 21 Dec 19
The Center for Urgent Care walk-in clinic is the only place I’ll ever go! The staff is knowledgeable, attentive, and so warm and welcoming. They are not the typical walk-in clinic where you wait for 45 minutes and then told to go see another doctor. Dr. Avila and the NP’s on staff listen to what your saying, and have you feeling better in a timely manner. 10/10 service, recommended for more
Ricardo Dario Gonzalez, MD
01:28 20 Dec 19
Dr Avila and his staff are exceptional. Being a local physician myself, I take my own family here when medical emergencies happen. It’s a beautiful center with incredible capabilities rivaling any ER. Dr. Avila is a compassionate and skilled physician- I’m fortunate he is more
bianca naughton
18:03 04 Dec 19
I can't say enough good things about this place and the staff! This is my 3rd time there and they are absolutely wonderful. Very clean, very nice and knowledgeable and very attentive. Highly recommend!read more
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 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 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 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 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
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 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
Edible Arrangements Sarasota
18:13 01 Jul 19
Our company had gone to deliver a French food arrangement that somebody was sending a doctor of Ila and I have to say the staff was very professional and friendlyread 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 more
Bruce Thornton
05:31 04 Mar 18
Best doctor in Sarasota, cares about his patients...goes above and beyond.After one visit, it was clear this is the kinda of doctor and person the world needs more of..The real deal, takes pride in his craft, truly refreshing. Couldn't recommend higher.An issue arose, and he went above and beyond to resolve itread 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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Angela W.
2022-03-20 06:03:49
The Center for Urgent Care was very kind, thorough and comprehensive when I had to find someone to find out what was going on with my body as I was a more
Sheila H.
2022-02-07 06:14:22
Dr. Avila and his staff were very kind and thorough when I went in to have side effects from Covid evaluated. Everything was explained in detail and more
Bonnie W.
2021-12-16 14:13:46
I am from Boston, so only the best in medical care is expected from me. Well, I got it at Urgent Care. They are thorough, caring and top notch. I am more
Anthony C.
2021-08-21 09:42:56
This place is the best Urgent Care facility!!!! Danny and the entire staff was so nice and informational and made me feel at ease. I was in and out in more
Jen F.
2020-12-22 09:35:41
This place is the best Urgent care around! The staff is so friendly and made my scared daughters feel at ease when getting a covid test! This is more
Jackie ?.
2020-10-19 18:17:19
I'm from out of state and I needed to get a COVID test before flying back. I called today to see if they could fit me in. Had to leave a message and more
Christina B.
2020-07-20 13:57:46
This facility is very clean and everyone working there was very friendly and helpful. Even though they were very busy I didn't feel rushed at all. I more
Marsha F.
2020-06-07 07:30:14
I was there about 2 years ago. I was checked in and seen within 20 minutes. They were professional, did blood work and within an hour, I had results. more
gordon m.
2020-04-13 14:53:37
I went at 8:15 AM covered with a rash all over upper and lower body. Very freaky. So my appointment was great. Got right in and was diagnosed with more
Julie G.
2020-03-10 01:49:03
This urgent care is top notch. I brought my dad in because he fell and we needed to find a center that could do CT scan. This center was a bit more
Tom S.
2019-12-03 12:01:47
I realize that writing a super positive review is a double edged sword. It lets people know about the excellent care available but it may make my wait more
Claudia G.
2019-11-27 04:35:02
This group saved my husband's life! He thought he might be getting pneumonia. Turns out he was having a silent heart attack. They diagnosed it and more
D C.
2019-11-22 09:58:57
Had an eye infection treated at the center in Lakewood Ranch. My primary practice could not fit me in before the following Monday--understandable it more
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 more
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