Harvard Vanguard’s Urgent Care department is focused on providing complete care to patients with acute illnesses or injuries that require prompt attention – but do not pose an immediate serious health threat or require an emergency room visit. While urgent care is available to all Harvard Vanguard patients, adult and pediatric weekend and holiday urgent care is offered at 6 of our practice locations: Braintree, Chelmsford, Kenmore, Peabody, Somerville, and Wellesley. Weekday urgent care is offered at our Kenmore location.

Weekend & Holiday Urgent Care Hours

To make an urgent care appointment on a weekend or holiday, call your doctor's office. Even if your doctor’s office does not offer urgent care hours, your call will be automatically transferred to a Harvard Vanguard practice in that region that does.

Braintree Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Holidays: varied hours
Chelmsford Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Holidays: varied hours
Kenmore Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Holidays: varied hours
Peabody Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Holidays: varied hours
Somerville Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Holidays: varied hours
Wellesley Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Holidays: varied hours

Weekday Urgent Care Hours

If an urgent care appointment is needed during a weekday, call your doctor's office and see if an appointment time is available for you to be seen that day. If there is not, patients have the option of going to Harvard Vanguard’s Kenmore practice, as they offer weekday urgent care hours in addition to their weekend and holiday hours. After regular practice hours, your call will be transferred to our medical staff who can make the appointment if needed.

Kenmore Monday - Friday: 8:00am – 8:00pm

We’re here for you 24/7

Harvard Vanguard is ready to help our patients by providing access to telephone medical advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All you have to do is call your doctor's office. After regular office hours, phones are transferred to a team of Harvard Vanguard medical staff who answer calls and provide medical advice and information by phone.

If necessary, our staff can consult an on-call Harvard Vanguard physician, advise you to visit the emergency room, or schedule a next-day appointment with your doctor’s office. They can also schedule you for a weekend/holiday urgent care appointment at one of the practices with Urgent Care.

Please note: if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately. If you receive care at an emergency room, please call your primary care physician’s office so we can follow up on your care.