Salem Health Convenient Care extends weeknight hours
Apr 14, 2016, 11:41 AM
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People with urgent needs, acute injuries, and routine medical exams will find extended hours weeknights at the Salem Health Convenient Care Center, 1002 Bellevue St. SE.
The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Weekend hours run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Salem Health Convenient Care is not the same as the emergency room. People should call 911 to get immediate care for any of these issues: Trouble breathing, major trauma, lost consciousness, altered mental state, head injury, serious abdominal pain, suicidal thoughts or actions, chest pain, stroke, or persistent bleeding.
Salem Health Convenient Care offers the following services:
- Urgent needs – Cold or flu symptoms, sore throat, sinus pain, headaches, bronchitis, asthma, rashes or skin infections, ear pain or infections, bladder infection, or arthritis.
- Acute injuries -- Neck and back pain, strains or sprains, tennis elbow, injuries from falls, cuts that require stitches, broken bones, injuries from motor vehicle accidents, or workers’ compensation injuries.
- Physical exams -- School physicals, sports physicals, pre-employment physicals, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), or blood pressure checks.
Patients who choose Salem Health Convenient Care should call ahead to schedule a convenient, same-day appointment. That way, people can relax at home instead of waiting in the reception area until it’s their turn. Call 503-561-5554 starting at 9 a.m. to make an appointment. Patients should bring their insurance information and ID with them.
Salem Health Convenient Care accepts Medicare, the Oregon Health Plan and most private insurances. People should contact their insurance provider if they have questions about their benefits. Patients who don’t have insurance are welcome; however, they will be asked to pay a deposit for the cost of services before their appointment and will be responsible for the total cost of their care.
Salem Health — an OHSU Partner — offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley. It is comprised of hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. For the second consecutive year, the hospital in Salem received the prestigious 2016 Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals, placing it among the nation’s highest performing hospitals. “Like” us on www.facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at www.youtube.com/salemhealth.