Sometimes you need treatment when the Doctor's office is closed
Keira McGuire | 05.26.14
Today – primary care physicians are at the heart of medical care. They serve as a patient’s primary point of access to the healthcare system: following patients over time – providing management for chronic conditions and coordinating specialist care.
But, sometimes you need treatment when your primary care office is closed. If it’s a life threatening emergency call 911. If not, Dr. Elizabeth Wolff, the Associate Medical Director of PinnacleHealth Medical Group says an urgent care center may be the right choice. Urgent care centers are designed to provide walk-in care for illnesses and injuries that require immediate attention. Still, Dr. Wolff recommends calling your doctor before deciding where to go.
Always call your regular doctor to let them know what is going on with your health. Use their office's on-call number. Call to ask if they are available to see you after hours.
Published in Healthcare Transformation