Urgent Care Specialist

When you’re struck by a minor illness or injury, the Fremont Urgent Care Center saves you the hassle of arranging doctor’s appointments and enduring emergency room wait times. John Giddens, MD, treats patients of all ages on a walk-in basis at the Fremont, California, clinic. From minor wounds to bone fractures, the medical providers at Fremont Urgent Care Center are there to address your urgent care needs. If you have an issue that needs immediate medical attention, you don’t need an appointment to stop in at the center.

Urgent Care Q & A

Fremont Urgent Care Center

Should I go to urgent care or the emergency room?

Urgent care is a great option if you have an illness or injury that needs to be treated right away but isn’t major or life-threatening. For example, if you’re not feeling well or you think you may have broken a finger, the medical providers at Fremont Urgent Care Center are well-equipped to help you.

When you have an immediate medical need, and your doctor doesn’t have any appointment openings, you may wonder if you should go to urgent care or the emergency room. The ER is equipped to provide more serious medical attention, so the more severe your injury, the more likely it is that you should go to the ER.

If you have a life-threatening illness or injury, go straight to the ER or call 911 based on the circumstances. Anytime you need medical assistance outside of urgent care business hours, and you can’t wait until the next day, you can also go to the ER.

If you’re unsure where to go, you can always contact Fremont Urgent Care for recommendations. Always call 911 in an emergency.

What kinds of urgent care needs can you address?

Fremont Urgent Care Center sees a lot of patients with minor scrapes and bruises and seasonal illnesses. They can provide a doctor’s slip when employers or schools require one for absenteeism. Come in if you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • Fractures, sprains, and strains
  • Cold and flu
  • Pneumonia
  • Earache
  • Rash
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Occupational or industrial injury
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Headache

Fremont Urgent Care Center provides both pediatric and adult care so that you can bring the kids, too. The clinic offers on-site X-rays and lab work, so you don’t have to make multiple trips.

What should I do after going to urgent care?

The medical providers of Fremont Urgent Care Center will provide care instructions following treatment. For proper recovery, follow all the guidelines he provides. If necessary, he may also provide a prescription for medication, which you should take as directed.

In many cases, the medical providers at Fremont Urgent Care Center recommend that you follow up with them or your primary care doctor. Be sure to call your doctor promptly to set up your follow-up appointment.

If you need urgent care services in the greater East Bay area, stop in at Fremont Urgent Care Center. They take patients on a walk-in basis.


Fremont Urgent Care Center accepts most major insurance providers. Discount for cash payments is available as well. Insurances NOT accepted: ADMAR, American Specialty Health - Acupuncture, Healthy Families (Blue Cross), Lifeguard, Medi-Cal, any out of state insurance (call for eligibility), & any overseas insurance.

Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Blue Shield PPO
First Health
Health Net PPO
Hill Physicians Medical Group
Integrated Health Plan
Interplan Health Group PPO
Tricare Prime
United Healthcare PPO

Words from our patients

  • Google+

    "This is the best place ever I no longer live in CA but when I am in town and need a doctor I always go here."

    Doreen A.
  • Yelp

    "We appreciate Dr Giddens' professionalism, thoroughness and patience and willingness to educate us on our health issues. We have found a great doctor!"

    Katherine R.
  • Yelp

    "I've been coming here for about 15 years and I honestly wouldn't go anywhere else. Staff has always been wonderful and I always feels welcomed here."

    Pam B.
  • Yelp

    "Thank you Dr. Giddens for your patience with a panic mom, for your careful examination of my daughter, and for going the extra mile."

    Alice L.
  • Yelp

    "We love this place. We have always received great service and have used them for the last 5 years for ourselves and our kids. Very friendly and nurturing."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "These guys are amazing. I came in on a Saturday and was in and out within an hour, had a diagnosis, as well as my prescription."

    Krystannie D.
  • Yelp

    "Since being injured at work, I've been at Urgent Care about once a week. The staff is very nice and professional."

    Samyra J.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Giddens is very nice and made me feel comfortable. He made me feel like he actually cared."

    Samyra J.
  • Yelp

    "This doctor saved my wife's life due to his diligence. Hands down one of if not the best doctor s I've ever encountered. "

    Mark T.
  • Yelp

    "He's such an understanding Doctor. He's very kind and listens to what you have to say. I highly recommend him."

    Wen W.
Fremont Urgent Care Center
3161 Walnut Ave.
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 510-796-1000
Fax: 510-796-1050
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Fremont Urgent Care Center
3161 Walnut Ave.
Fremont, CA 94538