New Immediate Care Center opens

by Oct 17, 2011Front Page, NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments


     Cherokee Indian Hospital is opening a satellite Immediate Care Center in Cherokee.  The current Urgent Care Clinic, located in the Outpatient area of the hospital, moved to the new location at 75 Painttown Road on Monday, Oct. 17.   

The CIHA Immediate Care Center opened this week. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 10am. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)

     The new satellite clinic is only for those eligible for services at Cherokee Indian Hospital and will provide access to urgent care services outside the hospital.  This should make services more accessible to patients throughout our health care system, improve parking access at the hospital, create much needed space, and help with ER congestion.  The hospital explored costs, locations, services, staffing, and renovations for several months before deciding to offer this much needed service to the community. 

     The Immediate Care Center will take care of non-emergency medical problems when you cannot see your primary care doctor.  This might include things like infections (sore throat, sinusitis, cough, ear infections, etc.), injuries, and medical concerns.  In fact, the Immediate Care Center can take care of all but a few medical problems quickly and efficiently.  The clinic can perform many tests on site and arrange any other test needed at the hospital. There is no x-ray available at the clinic but even these can be ordered for you so you can simply walk in to the hospital and have this done quickly and efficiently.

     Any eligible patient can be seen at the new Immediate Care Center by walking in between the hours of 9am – 6pm.  The clinic will be closed for lunch from 12 noon to 1 PM. No appointment is necessary.

     A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for the Center on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 10am. 

     If you have any questions the clinic can be reached at 554-5555 or just come down to the Center during hours of operation.