Missoula Bone and Joint and Surgery Center
 

Orthopedic Urgent Care at Missoula Bone & Joint

Our orthopedic urgent care walk-in clinic is a convenient option for treating minor joint, muscle, and bone-related injuries or conditions. The clinic is staffed with certified physician assistants (PA-C) who are backed by our board-certified orthopedic surgeons.

Our urgent care clinic has extended evening and Saturday hours!

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 7 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm

Missoula Bone & Joint Orthopedic Urgent Care Clinic treats the following minor acute injuries or conditions:

  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Sprains or strains (anywhere but the neck / cervical region)
  • Closed fractures
  • Minor dislocations (fingers and toes); hip or shoulder dislocations should go to the emergency room
  • Cast or wound dressing problems
  • Painful, swollen, or injured joints such as knees, elbows, and shoulders
  • Carpal tunnel pain
  • Tennis elbow and other sports injuries
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Acute pain such as sudden back pain (no neck injuries or conditions)

For your convenience, X-ray services are available to help diagnose injuries quickly and effectively with results at the time of your appointment. We also have MRI on site. Other services include durable medical equipment for all your bracing needs, physical therapy and sports medicine, and outpatient surgery center.

If your injury could benefit from doing some exercises at home, the PA will give you a handout or send you to our physician extender, a licensed athletic trainer, who can show you the appropriate exercises.

Questions? Call our clinic at (406) 721-4436 or urgent care directly at (406) 829-5581 prior to your arrival. MBJ’s qualified and friendly staff and first-class facility will make your orthopedic urgent care experience a positive one. Come see us today!

What is a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C)?

Physician assistants (PAs) are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. Certified PAs can do a variety of procedures, including:

  • Take health history
  • Conduct physical exams
  • Diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries
  • Order and interpret tests
  • Counsel on preventative health care
  • Assist in surgery
  • Write prescriptions
  • Cast a fracture or fit a brace
  • Manage follow-up care
  • Give injections

Meet Our PAs

The Physician and Physician Assistant Team

The relationship between the PA and the supervising physician is one of mutual trust and respect. The PA is a representative of the physician, treating the patient in the style and manner developed and directed by the supervising physician. Missoula Bone & Joint PAs assist the physician in the clinic and in surgery, and they also staff our urgent care clinic.

Attention insurance patients: Read the notice below for important information regarding your insurance benefits when you are seen at our urgent care clinic.

NOTICE TO URGENT CARE INSURANCE PATIENTS

Comments from some of our physician assistants who work in our urgent care clinic:

"I enjoy the variety of patients the urgent care has brought in and feel that it is a terrific resource for the community by providing another way for orthopedic patients to be seen for same-day service." – Joan Bond-Deschamps, PA-C

"I see an advantage to Missoula Bone and Joint’s unique setup which allows us to provide continuity of care to the patient; caring for them under one roof essentially from the time of injury to return to recreation." – Louis Westenfelder, PA-C

"The urgent care clinic is a great resource for our community. Patients have commented that this has saved them time and suffering by allowing direct access to orthopedic providers." – Douglas Henry, PA-C

"Our urgent care is designed to allow for timely and comprehensive care for most orthopedic conditions. Patients have been very pleased with the direct access to X-ray, MRI, and accelerated access to orthopedic subspecialists as appropriate." – Clyde Kidd, PA-C

 

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