Cleveland Clinic now offers same-day appointments. In most cases, depending on the level of care you need and the time of day when you call, you'll be seen by a physician that day.

If you call 216.444.2273 (CARE) or 888.223.2273 (CARE) before Noon, we’ll offer you a same-day appointment and if you call after Noon, we’ll offer you an appointment for the next day.

Get the care you need, right away.

What happens when I call for a same-day appointment?

When you call 216.444.2273 (CARE) or 888.223.2273 (CARE), we search across many of our Cleveland Clinic locations throughout Northeast Ohio for an appointment that suits your needs.

Here’s what to expect:

  1. We will ask you for basic identifying information, such as address, phone number and insurance carrier.
  2. Next, we will ask you a series of questions about your symptoms to help find the most appropriate doctor to treat you. In most cases, we’ll be able to schedule the appointment with this information.
  3. If you have a complex or chronic medical condition, your call may be triaged by a nurse. This ensures that your physician will receive adequate medical records and other information necessary to give you the best care.

Regardless of the reason for your call, the majority of patients will have an appointment when they hang up with our schedulers.

Are there times when I won’t receive a same-day appointment?

Our first priority is to ensure that people who have an urgent need to be seen by a physician are given appointments right away.

It is possible that your appointment will be scheduled further out if you need a routine physical/annual wellness check-up or if you need highly specialized care and your need is less urgent.

Besides making a same-day appointment, what are other options for immediate care?

Virtual Options

Need to talk to a healthcare provider right away? Cleveland Clinic Express Care® Online connects you with a Cleveland Clinic provider for a virtual visit at any time, day or night.

Walk-in Options

Our Express Care and Urgent Care Clinics offer walk-in access to you and your family for common health concerns and injuries.

What if it is an emergency?

Our Cleveland Clinic Emergency Departments provide care for the sickest patients — from severe medical problems to critical injuries. In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.