Urgent Care

Our ABQ Health Partners Urgent Care Centers offer convenient, walk-in medical care from board-certified providers to patients of all ages. We welcome out-of-town visitors, new residents who do not yet have a doctor and patients who simply cannot get immediate access to their primary care provider. You can expect compassionate, high-quality medical care from our experienced clinical team at a time and location that is convenient for you.

Each of our Urgent Care locations provides the convenience of on-site X-rays, laboratory testing, and a full-service pharmacy. If you require specialty care after seeing our urgent care providers, then our ABQ Health Partners physicians and medical staff are ready to provide you with quality treatment in more than 40 medical and surgical specialties.

Journal Center Urgent Care - Check In Now

ABQ Health Partners currently operates one Urgent Care facility at the Journal Center location. With advanced Urgent Care services and expanded Urgent Care Center hours, ABQ Health Partners’ goal is to meet the needs of patients and to help keep them healthy and out of the hospital. The Journal Center Urgent Care Center is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m and weekends & holidays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You should use our Urgent Care Centers for any non-life threatening medical illness or injury that you feel requires immediate attention. Going to the emergency room for issues that are less serious can slow down the emergency room’s ability to help people with more serious illnesses or injuries, and may result in unnecessary out-of-pocket costs to you.

When to visit one of our Urgent Care facilities:

When to visit an Emergency Room or call 911:

  • Diarrhea or other digestive ailments
  • Ear and sinus infections, eye problems, sore throat
  • Lacerations, deep cuts/wounds, burns, cysts
  • Mild to moderate asthma attacks
  • Minor skin problems such as insect bites, boils and rashes
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains, strains, deep bruises, broken bones
  • Upper respiratory infections, cough, congestion, flu
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Life threatening injury or illness such as:
    • Chest pain
    • Possible stroke
    • Labor & delivery
    • Loss of consciousness/Head injury
    • Major trauma
    • Fever >100.4 in a baby under 3 months old

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, call 911.

NextCare Urgent Care Information


About NextCare: NextCare Holdings, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest providers of urgent care and occupational medical services, with an emphasis on a comprehensive approach called Full Circle Care that ensures patients experience the highest level of care, from reception to recovery. NextCare Holdings operates 112 urgent care facilities in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, North Carolina, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming. For more information, please visit www.NextCare.com or call 888-381-4858. For the latest news, follow NextCare on Twitter (@NextCare) and Facebook.

ABQ Health Partners is proud to announce our partnership agreement with NextCare Urgent Care, allowing our patients access to NextCare’s three Urgent Care clinics in Albuquerque.


  • 1721 Rio Rancho Blvd SE Ste. B
    Rio Rancho, NM 87124
    Phone: 505-395-5520
  • 5504 Menaul Blvd NE Ste. F
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
    Phone: 505-348-2868
  • 8201 Golf Course Rd NW Ste. A3
    Albuquerque, NM 87120
    Phone: 505-800-7070
  • 9551 Paseo Del Norte Blvd NE Unit D
    Albuquerque, NM 87122
    Phone: 505-800-7050

NextCare Urgent Care is open from 8am-8pm Monday through Friday and 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday.

Urgent Care Information

Commonly Treated Conditions: Our Procedures Include:

  • Anesthesia, local and regional block
  • Ear lavage
  • Incision/Drainage cysts, wounds
  • IV therapy
  • Minor laceration repair
  • Removal of foreign bodies
  • Splinting

Patient Educational Resources

  • The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM)

    AAUCM is the leading society for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners practicing Urgent Care Medicine. The organization’s website also provides patient educational materials related to Urgent Care Medicine.

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