High-Quality Urgent Cares in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Patient First has more than a dozen urgent cares in the area, with plans to open a dozen more. Photograph by Jim Tetro.

Accredited Urgent Cares

These urgent cares are accredited by the Joint Commission, the National Urgent Care Center Accreditation, or Urgent Care Association of America. Yet many urgent cares don’t bother getting accreditation. This doesn’t mean they’re not safe, but urgent cares with these stamps of approval meet a certain level of quality.


MedStar PromptCare, 228 Seventh St., SE; 202-698-0795.

MedStar PromptCare, 1805 Columbia Rd., NW; 202-797-4960.


Inova Urgent Care Center, 4600-C Lee Hwy., Arlington; 571-492-3080.

Inova Urgent Care Center, 100 Maple Ave. E., Vienna; 703-938-5300.

McLean Immediate Care, 1340 Old Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 101, McLean; 703-893-2273.

MedStar PromptCare, 3610-D King St., Alexandria; 703-845-2815.

Patient First, 6311 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria; 703-647-6087.

Patient First, 3918 Centreville Rd., Chantilly; 703-657-6925.

Patient First, 601 Potomac Station Dr., Leesburg; 703-840-1396.

Patient First, 47100 Community Plaza, Suite 100, Sterling; 703-880-1403.

Patient First, 9715 Liberia Ave., Manassas; 571-229-1797.

Patient First, 2199 Old Bridge Rd., Lake Ridge; 703-357-9707.

Patient First, 14800 Lee Hwy., Gainesville; 703-743-7017.


MedStar PromptCare, 5454 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 401, Chevy Chase; 301-215-9440.

MedStar PromptCare, 11915 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring; 301-942-4505.

MedStar PromptCare, 12111 Darnestown Rd., Gaithersburg; 301-926-3020.

MedStar PromptCare, 6401 America Blvd., Hyattsville; 301-276-800 (opening in spring).

MedStar PromptCare, 3051 Waldorf Marketplace, Waldorf; 301-932-5961 (opening in May).

Patient First, 8601 16th St., Silver Spring; 301-960-4682.

Patient First, 726 Rockville Pike., Rockville; 240-238-0411.

Patient First, 9000 Woodyard Rd., Clinton; 240-546-3428.

Patient First, 3357-B Corridor Marketplace, Laurel; 301-497-1820.

Patient First, 5900 Cedar La., Columbia; 443-718-4067.

Patient First, 7116 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie; 443-577-0277.

Patient First, 1110 Annapolis Rd., Odenton; 443-351-3917.

Patient First, 8105 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena; 443-573-0564.

Patient First, 2855 Crain Hwy., Waldorf; 240-427-1926.

Urgent Cares Affiliated With Hospitals or Medical Groups

While these urgent cares aren’t accredited by the National Urgent Care Center Accreditation, Urgent Care Association of America, or Joint Commission, they typically fall under their affiliate’s accreditation and are trusted sources of urgent care.


Metro Immediate & Primary Care, 1101 15th St., NW; 202-798-0100.

Metro Immediate & Primary Care, 2902 Porter St., NW; 202-525-5287.

Metro Immediate & Primary Care, 220 L St., NE; 202-544-7580.


Loudoun Medical Group Primary & Immediate Care Center, 46440 Benedict Dr., Suite 107, Sterling; 703-450-1125.

Nova Urgent Care, 21036 Triple Seven Rd., Sterling; 703-430-4343.

Virginia Hospital Center Urgent Care, 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington; 703-717-7000.


Metro Immediate & Primary Care, 8484 Georgia Ave., Suite 100, Silver Spring; 301-263-7761.

Retail Clinics

To find retail clinics, visit the Convenient Care Association’s website to use its easy clinic locator.

This article appears in our March 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

Associate Editor

Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.