A Team Effort to Provide Convenient Care
How Urgent Care Works with Primary Care to Increase Access to Healthcare
By Stephanie Breault, NP, Firelands Physician Group Urgent Care, Clyde
Often times, especially during cold and flu season, people may have a difficult time getting an appointment with their primary care provider (PCP). Office hours may be limited to normal business hours on weekdays, and illnesses can pop up at any time. At our walk in Urgent Care, we want you to know that we are here for you during those moments when you cannot get an appointment with your primary care provider, and we offer the convenient care you need. This is when Urgent Care offices can assist primary care providers.
With extended hours offered, as late as 9 p.m. during the weekdays and weekend hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, we are available to provide convenient care during times when your primary care provider is not. Any treatments, lab work, or X-rays received during your visit will be forwarded to your primary care provider so they are up to date on any illness or injury that was treated outside their office. We will do our best to always keep your primary care provider in the loop.
Urgent Care offices also work together with primary care providers to offer healthcare to people of all ages when primary care offices have full schedules. Yes, this means your nearby walk in Urgent Care will treat patients as young as infants. We want parents with children of all ages to be able to have convenient care, close to home.
To make sure you are properly recovering from your injury or illness, I recommend to all of my patients that they follow-up with their primary care provider after an Urgent Care visit to ensure that treatment has worked and they are improving.
Sometimes as a provider, we may discover symptoms that require further work-up that is only appropriate in the primary care setting. One example of this is elevated blood pressure. Firelands Physician Group Urgent Care can help provide convenient care for current illnesses or injuries, but it is important to always follow up with your primary care provider to help with prevention and treatment of ongoing health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or weight management.
Urgent Care can help take care of illnesses and injuries, but it is your primary care provider that will help with long-term health goals and prevention. The providers and nursing staff at Firelands Physician Group Urgent Care are proud to work with local primary care providers in Bellevue, Port Clinton, Sandusky and surrounding areas to provide healthcare to patients in our communities. Your health and well-being are our top priorities, and together we share a focus that always centers on you, the patient.
Let’s Wrap Up: What Makes Firelands Physician Group Urgent Care so Convenient?
- Extended evening and weekend hours. We are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the weekends.
- Online appointment scheduling. Appointments are not required, but they can sometimes help reduce wait times. Schedule your appointment here.
- Firelands Physician Group Urgent Care treats patients of all ages, even babies and young children.
- Our walk in Urgent Care offices communicate regularly with primary care providers, so we can make sure your PCP is always up to date regarding your care.
- We encourage patients to follow-up with their primary care provider regarding ongoing health conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, etc.
- We are conveniently located near you.
Learn more about the convenient urgent care services of Firelands Physician Group today.