Cleveland, OH,
15:14 PM

MetroHealth has options for the entire family when it comes to sudden illness

When it comes to a last minute sore throat, fever or a fall down the stairs, you shouldn't have to stress about where to find care.

MetroHealth has plenty of options for treating sudden illnesses. They're close to home, convenient and they come with the skilled care you'd expect from us.

Ear infection? Strep throat? We have walk-in clinics in four Discount Drug Marts. You don't need an appointment (but if you'd like, you can make one). The clinics are located in Independence, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls and Parma Heights. Click here for all the details on these clinics.

If your urgent need isn't right for one of these clinics, or you want something closer to you, we have five MetroExpressCare facilities (Beachwood, Broadway, Middleburg Heights, Westlake, West Park) that can help you, also on a walk-in basis. These illnesses and injuries include flu symptoms, asthma symptoms, bronchitis symptoms, abdominal pain, throat and sinus infections, sprains, bumps and bruises. X-ray and lab services are available, and our team can also determine if a more critical level of care is needed.

We work closely with other departments in The MetroHealth System and also refer you to specialists. For example, if you are treated at MetroExpressCare for an ankle injury and need to follow up with an orthopedic specialist, the ExpressCare doctor will make that referral for you, saving you a trip to your primary care doctor.

You don't have to be a MetroHealth patient to use MetroExpressCare walk-in clinics, and your copay will be similar to what you'd pay at your doctor's office. Click here for more information and current wait times. 

For critical care issues, MetroHealth has emergency room locations in Brecksville, Cleveland Heights, Cleveland (our main campus) and Parma.

Our large, full-service emergency rooms are equipped to handle virtually any situation, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Click here for details on our emergency rooms.

If you think your situation could be a life-threatening emergency, always call 911 or go to an emergency room right away.

About the MetroHealth System

The MetroHealth System, Cuyahoga County’s public health system, is honoring its commitment to create a healthier community by building a new hospital on its main campus in Cleveland. The building, and the 25 acres of green space around it, are catalyzing the revitalization of MetroHealth’s West Side neighborhood.

MetroHealth will break ground on the new hospital in late 2018, using nearly $1 billion it borrowed on its own credit after dramatically improving its finances. In the past five years, MetroHealth’s operating revenue has increased by 44.5 percent and its number of employees by 21 percent. Today, its staff of 7,700 provides care at MetroHealth’s four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. In the past year, MetroHealth has served 300,000 patients at more than 1.4 million visits in its hospitals and health centers, 75 percent of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

The health system is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and the only adult and pediatric burn center in the state of Ohio.

As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to teaching and research. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and its main campus hospital houses a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and health.

For more information, visit