West Branch Medical Center and urgent care has been introduced by Evangelical Community Hospital as a new service in the year of November 2016.
Located near the hospital along Route 15 just north of Lewisburg, the new 29,000-square-foot facility gives a convenient site where care is ready when required and caters to the medical requirements identified by the community.
For family medicine and urgent care, it is the new home. It also houses 4 outpatient services: bariatric, pain medicine, diabetes and wound and hyperbaric medicine.
Urgent care depicts a critical forward trend in healthcare, giving prompt, economically priced patient care for non-life-threatening sickness and injury, hospital administrators claimed.
The idea fills the gap between emergency department visits and times when a primary healthcare provider in not available — perhaps in the time of evening, during the weekends, or if the primary care physician’s calendar is booked.
Comprehending the difference between emergency care and urgent care can assist to determine the best site to seek treatment for a wound or illness. For non-life-threatening cases, urgent care should be chosen such as like colds and flu-like symptoms; simple fractures and sprains; rashes and skin conditions involving the burns, cuts, and scrapes; animal bites; and school, camp, and sports physicals.
In regard to lower-cost care for non-life-threatening medical requirements, extended center hours, effective patient flow, and shorter wait times in a no-appointment-needed atmosphere, Urgent Care of Evangelical also decreases the number of sufferers visiting the Emergency Department.
To further give services that meet the requirements and expectations of its patient, Urgent Care of Evangelical provides patients access to onsite imaging and point-of-service lab testing, as well as selected immunizations, sports and camp physicals, and diagnostic testing.
During the first year of operation, Evangelical will be seeking at how the service is utilized and assessing if the hours that are set are meeting the requirements of the community.
Furthermore, deployed on the first few months of operation, the hospital is expanding its provider base to meet the demand of suffers in need, to keep wait times within a reasonable range.