St. Charles Bend to open up urgent care clinic to relieve strain on Unexpected emergency Section

Also designs new drive-by means of COVID-19 testing web site nearby

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — St. Charles Health and fitness Method declared on Sunday a new urgent treatment clinic and push-via COVID-19 screening at a relatives care facility around the Bend clinic as it struggles with potential challenges and staffing shortages that have left many waiting around in the Unexpected emergency Department for readily available medical center beds.

Here’s St. Charles’ full announcement (boldface is their emphasis):

To broaden our ability to give care to the developing amount of COVID-19 and other people in our local community, St. Charles is opening:

  • An Urgent Treatment clinic in the Bend East Family Care developing at 2600 NE Neff Highway.
  • Travel-as a result of COVID-19 tests in the back again of the parking whole lot of the 2600 NE Neff Street building. To entry drive-by way of tests, please abide by directional symptoms.

Equally providers will start Monday, Aug. 16. Original several hours of procedure for the two will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. everyday, to be expanded as require occurs and assets allow for.

St. Charles’ Unexpected emergency Departments are the ideal areas for treatment for persons experiencing an acute well being crisis. It is critical that clients who do not have to have an unexpected emergency level of treatment stay clear of the Unexpected emergency Office at this time. Community providers are inspired to deliver acceptable sufferers to major or Urgent Treatment services first when at all probable.

In standard, crisis care is required for daily life-threatening healthcare situations and critical injuries. Urgent care is for identical-day analysis and management of acute conditions and worsening continual ailments that do not rise to the level of a life-threatening unexpected emergency. Most important treatment is for a wide spectrum of preventive, acute and continual situation administration and health checkups, as nicely as other non-emergent overall health issues.

Everyone who is not sure about the require for urgent treatment as opposed to most important treatment really should speak to their main care provider. St. Charles clinics present care to all clients no matter of their insurance policy status or means to shell out.

In addition to the clinic opening Monday at Bend East, St. Charles operates Urgent Treatment facilities in the following spots throughout Central Oregon:

Bend South
61250 SE Coombs Put

La Pine
51781 Huntington Street

384 SE Combs Flat Road

“We appreciate the guidance from our local community as we all work with each other to guarantee care is accessible in just the healthcare facility for our most critically ill sufferers,” the healthcare facility explained.