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

August 14, 2023

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 orthopedic walk-in care:
    Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Seasonal Saturday morning sports medicine clinic:
    Saturday, 8-11 a.m.
    August 26-November 18, 2023

Patients who have open fractures, serious lacerations or finger amputations should go straight to an emergency department. Chronic pain, wound care and back or neck issues can be addressed at one of our other locations during regular business hours. Also note that medication refills are not available at the walk-in clinics.

Year-round weekday walk-in orthopedic care

No appointment is needed to get treatment for any acute orthopedic injury, including sports-related injuries, for those 5 years old and above. Injuries treated include:

Patients are seen 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 care

Fall sports sometimes lead to sports injuries. From August 26 to November 18, 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:

In addition, our sports medicine physicians will treat acute orthopedic injuries that are not sports-related. If needed, a follow-up appointment can be scheduled with the appropriate physician or therapist.

After 11 a.m. on Saturdays, patients with a sports injury will be seen by the experts at the orthopedic same-day care clinic, who can treat sprains, strains and fractures, among other things. However, please note that sport-related concussions are only seen between 8-11 a.m. at the Saturday morning sports medicine clinic.

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.

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