Wyandot Memorial Hospital is expanding the hours for UrgentCare starting April 2.
The walk-in service for minor illnesses and injuries will be open from 1 – 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
UrgentCare Director Pam Pagnard explained the new hours will better accommodate busy family schedules and individuals needing care on the weekends when their healthcare provider offices may be closed.
“We had many requests for longer hours on Saturday,” Pagnard noted, “and to be open on Sunday, too.”
UrgentCare at WMH opened in 2015 for non-emergency after-hours care. It is conveniently located on the first floor near the main entrance of the hospital.
“If someone comes in to UrgentCare that does need emergency care, we can easily escort them to the Emergency Department here since we’re adjacent,” Pagnard said. “That easy access avoids patients driving to another location.”
Pagnard added that anyone needing care will want to bring along their insurance card and any co-pay required by their insurance carrier.
“We did not expand hours on weekday mornings,” Pagnard reported, “because we know many local doctors leave appointments open on their schedules for patients with for acute illness. If possible, you really want to see your regular doctor who knows you and your health history.”
She emphasized that doctor-patient relationship is especially important for folks in need of prescription refills for chronic or recurring health issues requiring medical management.
For more information about UrgentCare, contact Pagnard at 419-294-4991, extension 2126.