Monday – Friday: Noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Accidents don’t keep regular business hours, so if you or a family member experience an unexpected bone, joint or muscle injury, you can visit the only immediate care center in South Bend specializing in orthopedics. AscendantOrthoNow is a same-day walk-in care clinic for breaks, sprains, and sports injuries. Located inside our South Bend Office just off the corner of Douglas Road and 23

AscendantOrthoNow offers a less expensive, less stressful alternative to the ER.  At our clinic, patients can access care and insight from orthopedic specialist after normal business hours as well as on the weekends. The process is more prompt, efficient, and affordable than one might think.  In fact, by going directly to an orthopedic specialist first, patients maximize convenience, reduce potential hassles, costs and saves time.

Location and Hours

Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance Building

53880 Carmichael Drive
South Bend, IN 46635
Just off the corner of Douglas Rd. and 23 in Foundation Center Office Park

Monday – Friday: Noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Injury/ConditionSBOrthoNowERUrgent Care
A bone, joint or muscle injury that occurred within past few daysYesNoNo
Possible sprained ankle or footYesNoNo
Possible broken boneYesNoNo
Sprained kneeYesNoNo
Injury to hand, wrist or shoulderYesNoNo
Swollen jointYesNoNo
Sports injuryYesNoNo
Recent back painYesNoNo
Chronic back or neck painPlease schedule an appointment with Ascendant Spine CenterNoNo
Animal bitesNoYesYes
Visible bone/multiple fracturesNoYesYes
Open or bleeding woundsNoYesYes
Head injury/concussionNoYesYes
Cuts and woundsNoYesYes
Cold, flu, respiratory or stomach issueNoNoYes
Limited rashesNoNoYes
Work-related injuryPlease contact your employer for authorizationNoNo

When to Visit AscendantOrthoNow

AscendantOrthoNow is an immediate orthopedic care clinic that provides same-day walk-in care for a wide range of orthopedic injuries.

  • Sprains / Strains
  • Minor Dislocations
  • Fractures / Broken Bones
  • Sports Injuries
  • Torn Ligaments
  • Injured Tendons
  • Cast or Splint Issues
  • Painful or Swollen Joints
  • Workers’ Comp Injuries
  • Other Musculoskeletal Injuries

When to visit the Emergency Room

Treatment in an emergency department can cost 2 to 3 times more than the same care in your doctor’s office. You need to decide how serious it is and how soon to get medical care.

  • When the bone is fractured at a severe angle.
  • When there are cuts and/or deep lacerations.
  • When the area is burned.
  • When the bone is visible or there is an open wound over the fracture (compound fracture).
  • Trouble breathing / Passing out / fainting.
  • Heavy bleeding / Coughing or throwing up blood.
  • Severe allergic reaction with trouble breathing, swelling, hives.

When to visit an Urgent Care

If your problem is not life threatening or risking disability you can choose to visit a Urgent Care Clinic. The kinds of problems an urgent care clinic can deal with include:

  • Common Colds
  • The flu
  • Earaches
  • Sore throats
  • Migraines, low-grade fevers
  • Limited rashes
  • When condition is not related to bones, joints, or muscles

The following is NOT able to be treated at AscendantOrthoNow:

  • Individuals bleeding from an injury. Please proceed directly to a hospital emergency room or contact your current treating physician’s office for guidance.
  • Individuals whose pain is not the result of a very recent injury or if under the care of an orthopedic surgeon. Please call our office and request to be seen sooner.
  • Those suffering from long-term or chronic conditions, such as back pain. Please make an appointment to see one of our physicians who specializes in your condition. (The urgent care clinic is only appropriate in this situation if there has been a fall or other traumatic injury in the past few days.)
  • Patients who need to address problems with a cast or surgical dressing. Please contact your treating physician for these issues.
  • We do not treat animal bites.


Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance was formed by joining the two leading providers serving North Central Indiana and Southwestern Michigan. South Bend Orthopaedics (SBO) and Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center (OSMC) bring together the current seven office locations in South Bend, Elkhart, Mishawaka, Goshen, LaPorte, Middlebury and Nappanee to form Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance.