Posted: March 26, 2020
March 26, 2020
CONTACT: Erin Berns at Veterans Memorial Hospital 568-3411
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Urgent Care Hours Change During COVID-19
Veterans Memorial Hospital has changed the hours of Urgent Care services during this COVID-19 challenge. Monday through Friday, the hours will now be reduced to 5 – 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays will still hold the same hours from 9 am – 1 pm.
Urgent Care is still available seven days a week and designed for treating injuries or illnesses requiring immediate care, but not serious enough to require an emergency department visit. During COVID-19, all patients with any respiratory symptoms are required to call the hospital at 568-3411 before coming in. Urgent Care patients present to the main entrance of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Emergency patients are still asked to come to the ER entrance of the hospital.
Examples of what a patient may seek Urgent Care for could include back pain; bladder or urinary tract infection; cough; cuts, scrapes and bruises; diarrhea; fever, colds and flu; ear pain, swimmer’s ear, ear infection, or wax removal; insect or tick bite; joint pain; minor burn; nausea/vomiting; pink eye; rash; seasonal allergies; sinus and upper respiratory infection; sore or strep throat; strains/sprains; sudden back or neck pain; urinary problems or vaginal irritation/discharge. Most insurance does cover urgent care visits. Patients can usually expect to pay a copay or deductible for visits to Urgent Care treatment
For questions on local medical testing and services, please call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 568-3411.