St. Elizabeth Physicians, the physician organization of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, has launched a Convenient Care Program, designed to meet the community’s growing demand for various levels of more accessible care, even at night and on weekends. The facilities and services under this new line of care include:
- St. Elizabeth After-Hours Clinic (Crestview Hills): Primary Care Physicians offering after-hours and Sunday appointments for current St. Elizabeth Physicians patients.
- Express Care Clinic (Highland Heights): Walk-in clinics, staffed by Nurse Practitioners, and open to all individuals age 2 and older, to treat minor illnesses and injuries, as well as provide urinalyses, blood sugar tests and vaccinations for those 12 and older.
Note: These clinics do not provide blood work, pregnancy tests, physicals, X-rays, stitches or treat fractures.
- Urgent Care (opening in January at the new medical office building adjacent to St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas, and in spring 2014 in south Florence): These physician-staffed clinics will be equipped to deal with any of the issues treated at Express Care Clinics, as well as sprains, strains, fractures, minor lacerations, and other issues that still do not require full-scale Emergency Department treatment.
Of course, St. Elizabeth Healthcare still offers five emergency departments across Northern Kentucky, where the staff is always willing and able to treat all manner of healthcare concerns. The goal of Convenient Care is to give area residents better access to the appropriate level of care at the time it’s needed, even if it’s not an emergency and even if you don’t have a family doctor.
Also, as a patient, rest assured that if you go to Express or Urgent Care and the healthcare professionals there deem your condition more serious, they will refer you to the nearest Emergency Department and begin communicating details of your condition to emergency staff while you are in transit.
To learn more about St. Elizabeth Physicians Convenient Care Services, please click here.