After Hours Clinic @Ballenger Creek

Phone: 301-200-3822
Fax: 301-663-8557

Hours during the Coronavirus pandemic:

Mon – Fri:

    • 5:30pm – 8pm – Virtual Visits Only!
      • Click here to start your visit
      • OnDemand Visits Available

Sat – Sun:

    • 8am – 4pm – Walk In, Scheduled Visits & Virtual Visits available

Virtual Visits: Click here to start a virtual visit during After Hours Clinic hours listed above.

Lab:

The lab at Ballenger Creek has moved down the hall to Suite C.
Mon – Fri:  7:30am – 4:00pm
Sat – 7:30am – 1:00pm
Phone: 240-608-4949

We recommend you consider a walk-in visit before going to the emergency department. FPCA after hours care can be quicker, with a lower cost and better results, compared to a crowded ER that may require unnecessary tests or hospital stays. Your FPCA provider knows your complete medical history** and may be able to handle non-life threatening illness or injuries, offer you a same or next day appointment, or refer you to another provider.

When to get walk-in care? The FPCA After Hours Clinic has extended hours outside of normal office hours. After Hours care is care you need soon, usually within 24 hours, for a problem that is serious but is not an emergency.

What is an emergency? It is an emergency if you reasonably believe that if you don’t get care right away, it could be dangerous to your life or to a part of your body. Emergency departments should handle serious medical conditions, trauma, and life-threatening situations. Here are some conditions to seek care at the ED: chest pain, stroke, unconsciousness, and/or life-threatening injury or illness.

Shorter Wait

At the FPCA After Hours Clinic, wait times are usually much shorter than in a hospital emergency department. Hospital-based emergency care is designed for rapid response to life-threatening situations. Priority is given to patients with the greatest need. Patients with less serious medical problems often must wait.

Lower Cost

Primary care settings such as FPCA have lower costs than hospital-based facilities. Therefore, your out-of-pocket expenses will be less and your care more affordable when you opt to receive medical services from us.

Coordinated Care

FPCA offers a comprehensive team of highly experienced providers capable of caring for a wide range of patient concerns. Our practitioners have access to your electronic medical record, so they can quickly and easily review your health history, medications, allergies, and other pertinent health information.

**This medical history includes all services provided at FPCA offices; not non-FPCA entities such as hospitals, urgent care clinics and other medical providers.