Female army veteran shows TRICARE urgent care doctor her injury.

When it comes to receiving the healthcare you deserve, veterans should expect nothing but the best. At St. Joseph’s/Candler Urgent Care, veterans can receive expert care for their unique medical needs from a dedicated team that respects the challenges faced by those who have served. Our TRICARE urgent care services ensure that veterans receive top-tier medical attention without the fuss of long waits or complex appointment procedures.

Our TRICARE Urgent Care Services

With TRICARE urgent care locations in Savannah and Hinesville and close proximity to Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Stewart, the 1st Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, and 3rd Infantry Division military bases, we are ready to deliver care to those who have served our country.

Our urgent care services are designed to meet the immediate and diverse health needs of veterans. Our goal is to ensure that every patient receives the respect and treatment they deserve. With two locations, quality care is always within reach. And, while patients are encouraged to check-in before their visit, walk-ins are always welcome.

Our care services include:

  • Minor Injuries: Cuts, bruises, sprains, and minor fractures that require immediate care but are not life-threatening.
  • Respiratory Conditions: Treatment for colds, flu, pneumonia, and bronchitis to help you breathe easier.
  • Skin Conditions: Care for rashes, insect bites, sunburns, and minor burns that need professional attention.
  • Infections: Expertise in managing ear, throat, urinary tract, and other common infections.
  • Allergies: Immediate relief for seasonal allergies and reactions, such as asthma.
  • Preventive Care: Flu shots to protect against preventable diseases.

Your Questions, Answered

Do I need to make an appointment?

No need for appointments here. The beauty of our TRICARE-authorized urgent care is its immediate availability. Since June 6th, 2019, under the Veterans Affairs Department’s Mission Act, St. Joseph’s/Candler Urgent Care’s doors have been open to veterans seeking non-emergency medical care at a moment’s notice.

Veterans can simply walk into any of our care centers and notify our staff that they want to use VA urgent care benefits. Our staff will quickly confirm eligibility before proceeding with care. Whether you have flu-like symptoms or infections or need x-rays and lab tests, we’re prepared to assist you immediately.

Which insurances are accepted?

St. Joseph’s/Candler Urgent Care locations accept TRICARE East insurance. Alongside TRICARE-approved care, we accept most major insurance plans. Please visit our Insurance and Costs page for detailed information.

Can I receive urgent care at St. Joseph’s/Candler if I’m traveling?

Our urgent care facilities welcome veterans, even when you’re away from your home base. If you’re traveling near our Savannah or Hinesville locations and need urgent medical attention, your TRICARE coverage ensures you receive the necessary care. Always ensure your TRICARE information is up-to-date for smooth service.

How do I know I need to go to an urgent care?

We treat non-emergency medical issues such as mild fevers, minor cuts and bruises, allergies, or a persistent cough. On the other hand, emergency medical needs are serious and life-threatening conditions such as severe chest pain, difficulty breathing, or heavy bleeding. These concerns require immediate and advanced medical treatment only available in an emergency room.

Knowing where to go can save time, ensure the best possible care for your medical needs, and help emergency rooms stay available for those in critical condition. If you have any questions about whether or not you should visit St. Joseph’s/Candler Urgent Care, don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can also reach out to the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line for guidance.

If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Visit St. Joseph’s/Candler Urgent Care for TRICARE VA Benefits

For the veteran community in Savannah, Hinesville, and surrounding areas, accessing exceptional healthcare should be the least of your worries. We encourage veterans needing non-emergency medical care to visit us for services that honor your service.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Reach our Hinesville urgent care at 912-385-0801 or our Savannah urgent care at 912-355-6221. If you are ready to receive immediate care, stop by our clinic today — we are here for you!