Receive Immediate Orthopedic Care at Our Walk-In Clinic << Back to Blog When you experience an orthopedic injury, the sooner it is addressed and the sooner the proper therapies are applied, the sooner you can recover and return to your pre-injury lifestyle. While this is especially important for college and high school athletes who want to return to their highest level of performance, it is also important for those who experience a problem resulting from the workplace or everyday activity. And while you can’t predict when you’ll need orthopedic care, you can have a plan for when you do. At Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, our goal is to provide timely, high-quality care for your orthopedic needs and help you return to your active lifestyle. That’s why we are proud to provide the most advanced walk-in clinic in Northern Kentucky so residents of Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties have convenient access to orthopedic care whenever the need arises. Best of all, no appointment is required to see a specialist. Just walk in and a physician or physician assistant will start addressing your problem within minutes. Do you have a plan for addressing an injury? Here are three reasons why a visit to Beacon’s walk-in clinic is a better choice than an emergency room visit. Extended Hours Whether you suffer a sudden, acute injury to your wrist during weekend golf practice or if you experience back pain from extensive hours sitting at your desk during the week, our orthopedic walk-in clinic offers extended hours that accommodate a variety of schedules. Centrally located in Erlanger, our location is also convenient to reach from anywhere in Northern Kentucky. Whether you want care during Tuesday’s lunch break, after Thursday’s soccer practice, or on a Saturday morning, our clinic is available to you. Instant, Specialized Treatment Within minutes of walking through the door, you will meet with an orthopedic specialist to address your fracture, concussion, sprain, strain, dislocation, or other orthopedic injuries. And, unlike emergency rooms that serve a broad range of urgent health problems, our clinic is staffed by fellowship-trained physicians and licensed physician assistants. These physicians have completed years of training centered on a specific category of orthopedics, or “sub-specialty”, which allows them to provide a higher level of care than a general physician. Whether your pain is due to a sports injury, the workplace, or a chronic condition, the orthopedic specialists at our Northern Kentucky location are able to address an array of problems associated with the: Elbow Knee Foot and ankle Hand and wrist Hip Back and neck While a trip to the emergency room is one way of addressing your problem, the long wait associated with the average visit often results in extended periods of pain, additional stress, and potential exposure to a number of viruses and pathogens. Additionally, many ER doctors will refer you to a specialist thereby delaying your treatment even further. Cost-Savings When you have pain, you want immediate relief. Unfortunately, a typical trip to the emergency room often results in additional pain that comes later when the bills finally arrive. While our plan for serving you includes convenient hours and the highest quality of treatment, we also do so for a cost that is far less than the cost of an emergency room visit and can accept almost all types of insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. According to The Atlantic, the average ER visit for back problems, sprains, and strains is $1,500. At the Beacon Orthopaedics walk-in clinic, you can expect costs around 1/7 of that amount. For us, returning you to your pre-injury lifestyle means more than just treating your pain. We want you to have peace of mind, too. Receive Care for Your Orthopedic Injury Now While a trip to the emergency room is one way of addressing your problem, the long wait associated with the average visit often results in extended pain, additional stress, and potential exposure to a number of viruses and pathogens. Worse, a typical visit to the emergency room can cost thousands of dollars. And sometimes, even if you don’t have an emergency, there may be times when you just want to talk to a specialist about your problem. Addressing an acute problem now is the key to avoiding a potentially more serious one in the future. After all, over seven million Americans have required hospitalization for orthopedic conditions, according to data compiled by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Our clinic can satisfy your need and save you from the complications of visiting the hospital. Our Northern Kentucky office is located in Erlanger, Kentucky, and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. No appointment is necessary for instant treatment of acute pain or injury. You can request an appointment with a physician online or call (513) 354-3700. When you have a problem, just walk in. The Beacon Orthopaedics walk-in clinic is here when you need us.