Aspirus Divine Savior Expands Urgent Care Hours

You can’t always plan when you need healthcare. Injuries and illness occur at the most inconvenient times when you are not able to see your regular provider. With Urgent Care you still have access to quality care when and where you need it.

Effective Monday, June 26, Aspirus Divine Savior Hospital and Clinic has expanded its Urgent Care hours of operation, providing timely treatment for non-life-threatening illness and injuries. Urgent Care is now available without an appointment, seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

“We always want to do what is best for our patients and be here when they need us. When you suddenly need care, it can be very distressing,” said Gena Ades, Nursing Director of Emergency Services and Aspirus Divine Savior. “Our new expanded Urgent Care hours provides people with the assurance they can receive the health care they need when they just can’t wait.” 

It may be confusing whether to choose Urgent Care or an Emergency Department (ED). Urgent Care is for problems that need to be treated right away but are non-life threatening. This includes conditions such as allergies, pink eye, rashes, upper respiratory infections, strains and sprains, ear infections, insect bites, cuts, or other minor illnesses. Urgent Care can also perform minor procedures, provide basic lab tests and imaging to help provide an accurate diagnosis and determine proper treatment.

“Injuries that require rapid or advanced treatment should be treated at an ED in a hospital setting where a higher level of care is available,” said Ades. “When in doubt, do not hesitate to call 911, especially for suspected cases of stroke, heart attack or head trauma.”

The benefits of Urgent Care extend beyond expanded access. Visitors to Urgent Care will typically have a shorter wait time than an ED and will usually have a less expensive cost of visit with lower insurance co-pays.