Wellsville - The new walk-in clinic at Jones Memorial Hospital will begin accepting patients Monday, September 26. Open seven days a week from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., the clinic will be for non-emergencies including sprains and strains, flu symptoms, headaches, earaches, diarrhea, minor burns, coughs and colds, and urinary tract infections.
As a walk-in clinic, no appointments are necessary. “You just come in, register at the walk-in clinic window, located in the rehabilitation waiting room, and wait for the next appointment,” explained Brenda Szabo, Vice President of Diagnostics and Rehab at Jones Memorial. “When you are ill, you should always call your primary care provider first. However, illnesses and minor injuries occur during evenings and weekend hours and the walk-in clinic is available during those hours to provide care.”
Appointments will run about 15 minutes and the wait time depends on how many people are ahead of you – it’s a first come, first served basis. Diagnostic medical imaging and lab work will be limited in the walk-in clinic. “The walk-in clinic is not appropriate for cardiac issues, stroke, and other medical emergencies,” added Ms. Szabo. “If it is an emergency, you must go to the ER for care. In order to provide continuity of care, information regarding the visit will be communicated to the patient’s primary care doctor. The walk-in clinic is located on the first floor of the hospital, adjacent to the rehabilitation department.”