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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 is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.

The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.

As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.

Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.

The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.

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