Missoula Bone & Joint Urgent Care
Walk-In Orthopedic Urgent Care in Missoula, MT
OPEN Evenings, Saturdays and Weekdays for Walk-In orthopedic urgent care. Quick access to quality orthopedic care at our clinic on Mullan Road, Missoula. Our walk-in clinic is a convenient one-stop option for treating orthopedic injuries and conditions. We are here for you when you need us! Our urgent care 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
Got Questions? Phone Urgent Care Directly at (406) 829-5581
Missoula Bone & Joint Orthopedic Urgent Care Clinic treats the following acute injuries or conditions:
- Sprains or strains (anywhere but the neck / cervical region)
- Closed fractures/broken bones
- Minor dislocations (fingers and toes); hip or shoulder dislocations that are still displaced should go to the emergency room. If the hip or shoulder was dislocated but has returned to the socket you can walk-in to our urgent care for evaluation.
- Cast or wound dressing problems
- Painful, swollen, or injured joints, such as; hips, knees, elbows, and shoulders
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Sports injuries
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Acute pain such as sudden back pain (no neck injuries or chronic back conditions)
- For work injuries please call us first at (406)829-5581
For your convenience X-ray services are available at the time of your appointment to help diagnose injuries quickly and effectively with results discussed with you in the exam room. Casting and bracing are available at the time of your appointment if needed. A Missoula Bone & Joint surgeon is on call and can be consulted immediately if needed.
Questions? Call our clinic at (406) 721-4436 or urgent care directly at (406) 829-5581 prior to your arrival. Missoula Bone & Joint'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
The Physician and Physician Assistant Team
The relationship between the PA-C and the supervising physician is one of mutual trust and respect. The PA-C is a representative of the physician, treating the patient in the style and manner developed and directed by the supervising physician. Missoula Bone & Joint PA-Cs 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.
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 and accelerated access to orthopedic subspecialists as appropriate." – Clyde Kidd, PA-C