On July 13th, FCHC Medical Care will open a new Urgent Care Clinic located in the West Ohio Building adjacent to the FCHC campus at 735 South Shoop Avenue in Wauseon.
“This will be a walk-in clinic for non-emergency room patients,” says Chad Peter, Chief Operating Officer of Practice Management, FCHC Medical Care. “It’s designed for those patients who cannot get an urgent appointment with their provider or for those who do not have a provider.” Peter says the Urgent Care Clinic is not designed to replace a visit to the emergency room, rather it is for those medical visits that are urgent but not life threatening. Common X-ray procedures and lab work may be performed at the clinic. However, more advanced radiology procedures would be completed at the main hospital. “If they need an MRI or CT scan, for example, they will have to go to the Health Center,” says Peter.
“We encourage patients to call ahead for an appointment, but if that is not possible they can just walk in. Remember, Urgent Care is not a replacement for the emergency room. So if the patient has chest pain, shortness of breath, or anything serious like that, they should go directly to the ER.”
THE NEW URGENT CARE CLINIC WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING HOURS:
9:00 am – 9:00 pm, M-F
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Sun.
Several advanced practice health care providers will rotate shifts at the Urgent Care Clinic. Steven Hammersmith, PA-C and Annette Heil, MSN, APRN, CNP will provide the primary coverage for the Urgent Care along with Jacob Grime, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, on occasion. All three will perform under the collaboration of the physicians at the West Ohio Family Physicians office.
To contact the Urgent Care call 419-337-7467.