Explore the Urgent Access Clinic

Want to schedule an appointment with our team? Call 617-726-2784 to speak with one of our Patient Services Coordinators.

Accidents are unexpected. Your care should not be. Offering the only Orthopaedic Urgent Access Clinic in Boston, we are ready for you when you need us most. Treating both surgical and non-surgical injuries, we want to get you back on the road to recovery without the stress of the emergency room.

Whether you are in need of an x-ray, cast, brace, splint or just reassurance, you can find it all in one place. All by the #1 Orthopaedic provider in New England. We are equipped to help you regardless of the injury.

For general orthopaedic inquires or to schedule an appointment for more chronic issues, please contact a specialist from one of our nine divisions:

Frequently Asked Questions:

What types of injuries do you typically see in the orthopaedic urgent access clinic?
  • Sports injuries
    • Ankle Sprains
    • Shoulder Injuries
      • Biceps, Rotator Cuff
  • Knee Injuries
    • Meniscus tear
    • Ligaments injury: ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL
    • Patella pain (Kneecap pain)
  • Minor trauma
    • Broken Bones
    • Dislocations
    • Tendon injuries
    • Ligament injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
How quickly can I get an appointment with the UAC?

Typically, patients can get an appointment at the UAC within 24-48 hours. Same-day appointments are possible. Give our Patient Coordinators a call to check our availability: 617-726-2784.

What if I need an X-ray?

X-rays are readily available in our clinic for your convenience. Additionally, if advanced imaging such as an Ultrasound, MRI, or CT scan is needed, we can schedule those tests for you through our comprehensive Mass General Imaging Department.

What if I need a cast or brace?

Our Orthotic Technicians and Clinicians can help you access the supplies you may need to care for your injury including:

  • Casting
  • Bracing
  • Crutches/Canes
  • Arm Slings
  • Shoe inserts
Do you perform suturing or “stitches”?

No, we do not perform suturing in the UAC. Please visit the Massachusetts General Hospital Medical Walk-In Unit or a local urgent care.

Do you treat anything besides Orthopaedic issues?

Our orthopaedic urgent access clinic is designed to offer expert orthopaedic care when you need it most. We do not treat non-orthopaedic issues including general medical care, chronic pain management or concussions. If you need medical care for these issues, we suggest visiting the Massachusetts General Hospital Medical Walk-In Unit or a Mass General Brigham Urgent Care.

Do you perform injections?

Injections are one form of treatment for specific cases and should be discussed with your treating clinician. If an injection is warranted, the injection can be provided in the clinic if necessary.