MRMC’s Weekend Urgent Care Service is open every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 6:00pm in the Doman Freeman Phillips Medical Office Building in Bay City, Texas.
MRMC’s Weekend Urgent Care
Doman Freeman Phillips Medical Office Building
600 Hospital Circle, Suite 102
Bay City, Texas 77414
Call: (979) 241-6140
Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Life-threatening emergencies such as heart attack, severe bleeding, serious head injury, or other trauma require a visit to a hospital emergency room. Always call 911 in the case of an emergency. Here are few examples of when utilizing MRMC’s Weekend Urgent Care services would be appropriate:
- You have an illness or injury that is not life-threatening
- You do not have a primary care provider, or you cannot wait for your primary care provider to see you
- Vomiting, diarrhea, or dehydration
- Fever or flu
- Severe sore threat or cough
- Skin rashes and infections
- Athletic sprains
- Urine drug screens
- School physicals
- Allergies and asthma
- Urinary tract infections
- Ear infections
- Other minor illnesses
Cost and Payment
Initial urgent care deposit will be $85.00 for self-pay patients or an amount equal to the deductible or copay for insured patients. Payment will be collected at the time of check-in.
If x-rays, supplies, medications, or other procedures are required (or ordered), these services will carry an additional cost for which the patient will be responsible at the end of the visit.
All charges for patients without insurance are due and payable at the time of service. We accept cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
For insured patients for whom we submit a claim to the health insurance company, all charges are due and payable in full within 30 days of the billing charges. We do however recognize the often-unexpected nature of medical costs, and we encourage our patients to discuss payment arrangements with the Patient Account Specialists in our billing office. You can call the billing office at (979) 241-5503.
As a courtesy to you the Urgent Care will submit bills to your insurance company and will do everything possible to expedite your claim. However, please remember that your policy is a contract between you and your insurance company, and you have the final responsibility for payment of your urgent care charges. We also have several payment options available to assist you in payment of your bill. After receiving your bill, please call the Business Office at (979)241-5503 with any further questions or concerns.
Accounts may be referred to a collection agency or for legal action if the financial obligations cannot be resolved.
If you have certain tests, treatments or procedures in the urgent care, you may receive bills from physicians you did not see in person. These bills are for professional services rendered by these physicians in diagnosing and interpreting test results while you were a patient. Pathologist, radiologist, cardiologist, anesthesiologist, emergency and urgent care physicians or advanced practice providers, hospitalists, and other specialist perform these services and are required to submit separate bills. If you have questions about these charges, please call the number printed on the statement you receive from them.
Why Am I Receiving More Than One Bill?
When a physician specialist performs these services, he/she is generally required to submit their bill separate from the hospital’s bill.
Can I pay Online?
At Matagorda Regional Medical Center, you can pay your bill using our online portal. Click here to go to the portal page.
As an urgent care facility, the receptionist may ask you a few questions about the nature of your health problem or illness. Please do not feel that they are trying to compromise your privacy. The information they obtain is vital to taking care of you in an appropriate manner. If you feel you may be overheard, please ask to step into one of our private areas.
We make every effort to see our patients promptly in the order of arrival. Sometimes, however, high volume may delay your care. Also, at times we may see certain patients ahead of others when our staff feels their condition requires urgent attention. We appreciate your patience and understanding in these situations.
Patients under the age of 18 at the time of treatment will require consent for treatment by a parent or other legal guardian. If a parent or legal guardian does not accompany the patient to the visit, the parent or legal guardian must write a signed note or complete this Authorization Form and provide it to the clinic before the patient can be seen.
Telephone consent is not permissible.
According to Texas State Law, patients who are less than 18 years of age and who are emancipated and living on their own do not need a parental consent. Patients who are less than 18 years of age and are being seen for a sexual-related matter also do not need a parental consent.
For Medications We Prescribe: As an urgent care facility, our clinic does not offer prescription refills over the telephone. If you need more of the medication one of our providers prescribed, you will need to be seen by us again. The best thing to do for a prescription refill is to call your primary care provider, who may or may not offer a prescription refill over the telephone.
For Medications Prescribed By another Physician: If you are unable to see your private physician to get a refill of one of your long-term medications – such as blood pressure medicine, asthma medication, etc. – we may be able to assist you by giving you a refill for a short period of time. This requires a complete evaluation by one of our providers, who will then refer you back to your primary physician.
Your private physician best handles prescription refills for medications considered “controlled substances” by the U.S. Government – such as pain medications and anti-anxiety medications. Because of the nature of these medications, our providers will be unable to refill your prescriptions.
For after-hours attention, please call your primary care provider. They will page the physician on call and the on-call provider will contact you directly. Routine questions about mild illnesses, prescription refills and appointments should be directed to your primary care provider during normal business hours.
If you do not have a primary care provider and you have an emergency or urgent medical condition when our facilities are closed, you should contact the local emergency department or call 911.
Sometimes medical problems are such that a patient has to be seen on more than one occasion for treatment. A patient may have a procedure performed, which requires a return visit, or the medical provider may want to re-evaluate an ongoing problem. According to most all insurance plans, patients are required to pay copay for each patient visit and each provider evaluation. We appreciate your understanding.