Welcome to West Isle Urgent Care in Galveston, TX. Since 2007 we have been a convenient alternative to an emergency room for non-life threatening conditions. Directed by a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physician, our clinic provides care for a wide variety of illnesses and injuries.
Located just south of I-45 and 61st street, we offer extended hours, no appointments necessary, reduced wait time, emphasis on customer service, and prompt and efficient medical care.
On-site digital x-ray equipment enables an accurate evaluation and same day results.
At West Isle Urgent Care, you will always be seen by a physician.
West Isle Urgent Care (WIUC) vs. Free Standing Emergency Room (FSER)
|Average visit cost?||Under $250.00||$2500.00 or more|
|In-Network?||ALL Major Insurance||Rarely if ever|
|Co-Pay?||Usually low or none||Usually $100 - $500 or more|
|In-House Lab||Yes - Mod Complexity||Yes - Mod Complexity|
|In-House CT Scan?||Yes||Yes|
|Staffed by ER MD's?||Yes||Yes|
|Large laceration repair?||Yes||Yes|
|Transfer to hospital delayed by administrative process?||No||Yes-Sometimes by several hours|
|Risk of ER fees not being covered if transferred?||No||Yes-You may be billed for a second ER visit which won't be covered|
If we recognize that you have a life-threatening condition, WIUC will always recommend and arrange immediate transfer to a hospital based full service ER, with specialists, cardiac catheteriazation facilities, and operating rooms rapidly available.