Elizabethtown Community Health Center Adding Saturday Hours
Extended Hours Offer Patients an Alternative to the ER for Minor Illnesses, Injuries
ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. (June 7, 2018) – Elizabethtown Community Health Center is expanding its hours of operation. The health center will be open on Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. beginning July 7.
Urgent, walk-in and scheduled appointments will be available for all patients, even if they don’t usually go to the Elizabethtown Community Health Center or any of Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s other health centers.
The heath center can schedule routine appointments but most of the Saturday hours will be devoted to urgent/acute medical issues such as the flu, minor injuries or other illnesses that cannot wait until after the weekend but do not require a trip to the emergency room.
According to Rob DeMuro MD, Elizabethtown Community Hospital medical director, “Patients often experience health issues over the weekend that require provider care, but the illness or injury does not require emergency treatment. In this day and age of high deductibles and copays, our community will appreciate having an alternative to the emergency room for non-emergency care. Extending the health center hours will help ensure that everyone can receive high quality, quick and convenient medical treatment more affordably.”
Saturday morning hours will be open to everybody and patients without health insurance will have the cost of the visit covered through other resources within the hospital. Health insurance enrollment information will also be available.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 518-873-6896.