Baptist Health La Grange: Urgent Care Advantages
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Urgent Care Advantages HealthTalks Transcript
Michael Newkirk, MD, Vice President, Physician Services, Baptist Health Medical Group:
Urgent Care is a convenient method for patients in our communities that we serve to access care, typically for mild or moderate injuries or illness. We can care for people who are sicker than what primary care doctors in the office often see. We always will have X-ray available, whereas in the primary care doctor’s office, that’s limited.
The things that we don’t want to see are the folks who are critically ill, and those folks who need to be in the emergency department. Our Urgent Care is very standardized. We see people from 8 a.m.¬ to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on weekends. You should expect to see very prompt and courteous care. We aim to get people in and out, through the door — 50 minutes is our goal.
We have a Baptist Health online check-in, and if you do that, basically you wait at home. If you check in on our Baptist Health online function, you really start your wait while you’re at the site where you checked in. When you come in, you’re basically put in line from the time you registered, versus the time you showed up.
When you come to Baptist Health, what you’re going to get is a very consistent level of care in a manner that we have refined over 20 years.
We’re very excited about Baptist Health having an Urgent Care in La Grange. This gives ready access for people who may or may not have the time to see a doctor. We’re very pleased that we’re able to offer this to the community in La Grange.