Skip Navigation

Walk-in Clinics for Orthopedic and Sports Injuries: Weekdays and Saturdays

August 24, 2022

Overland Park, Kan. — We know orthopedic and sports injuries don’t follow a schedule. That’s why The University of Kansas Health System offers walk-in care, located at our Indian Creek Campus at 10730 Nall Ave., Suite 200, in Overland Park, Kansas. We offer two walk-in clinic options to meet your needs.

  • Year-round weekdays: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Seasonal Saturdays: 8 a.m.-11 a.m.
    August 27-November 19, 2022

Year-round weekday walk-in orthopedic care

You don't need an appointment for our walk-in clinic open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Treatment is available for any acute orthopedic injury, including sports-related injuries, for those 5 years old and above. Injuries treated include:

Patients who have suffered open fractures, serious lacerations or finger amputations should go straight to an emergency department.

Patients at the orthopedic same-day clinic are seen without an appointment by an advanced practice provider, and follow-up appointments are scheduled as needed with orthopedic and/or sports medicine physicians and surgeons.

Seasonal Saturday morning sports medicine walk-in clinic

Fall sports sometimes lead to sports injuries. From August 27 to November 19, we offer walk-in care for sports injuries Saturday mornings from 8-11 a.m.

No appointment or referral is necessary. Patients will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis by the same sports medicine experts who care for the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals.

"There are a lot of events on Thursday and Friday and sometimes athletes can’t come in during the week,” says David Smith, MD. “Saturday morning at 8 o’clock we’re waiting for them. We have an X-ray tech, a physician and clinical staff. And we can take care of almost any injury, including concussions.”

On Saturdays, a sports medicine physician will evaluate, diagnose and treat sports injuries for middle school, high school and adult athletes, including:

  • Acute sports injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Concussions (Saturdays only)
  • Joint injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains

In addition, our sports medicine physicians will treat acute orthopedic injuries that are not sports-related. For other injuries and conditions, such as lacerations, open fractures, cast problems, chronic pain, wound care or back or neck issues, visit the emergency department or one of our other locations during regular business hours. Medication refills will be unavailable.

If needed, a follow-up appointment can be scheduled with the appropriate physician or therapist.

Dr. David Smith talks about walk-in and after-hours care at the Sports Medicine and Performance Center
Dr. David Smith: We started years ago thinking about the concept of "We got to be available for athletes almost all the time," and a lot of events occur on Friday night. Football games obviously, but we have other events that occur Thursday, Friday. And sometimes these young athletes can't get into our office during the week, or their parents are working, can't bring them to us. So we opened up a Saturday morning injury clinic, is what we call it. It's a walk-in clinic. You do not need an appointment. The goal is to take care of the athletes, or those that are exercising, not just a general clinic.

To request an appointment with a sports medicine specialist, call 913-574-4878 or toll-free 855-898-9275.

You may also be interested in

Explore more news, events and media