Sept. 27, 2016
Have you ever tried going to the Emergency Room only to wait for hours before your health concern is addressed?
If it is Sunday or night time (after clinic hours) and you suddenly feel that there is something wrong that needs to be seen by a professional, you can no longer wait for your physician’s regular clinic hours the next day and the only option for you is to go to the Emergency Room (unless you have a friend or family member who’s a doctor who will be willing to take a look at you any time any day).
This usually happens to me (or more accurately, to my 5-year-old daughter Zuri). Although I have previous medical training (or maybe BECAUSE of that), my maternal instincts/paranoia would often send us rushing to the E.R. at odd hours.
In the E.R., the concept of ‘first come, first served’ does not exist because the doctors have to attend first to patients who are in most need of care no matter when they arrived at the E.R. So even if you came first, if a patient with cardiac arrest or stroke or heavy trauma comes through the door, better sit back and relax because there is no way you can compete for your doctor’s/nurse’s attention with that (unless of course you’re also in a life-threatening condition).
The good news: Your doctor’s clinic and the E.R. are no longer your only options. Those who are in need of prompt medical attention for non-life-threatening cases can now go to Urgent Care. Daddy Rupert, Zuri and I visited St. Luke’s Urgent Care (Global City) last Sunday.
There is a nice, comfortable seating area inside St. Luke’s Urgent Care.
There was only one other patient at the Urgent Care when we arrived. But three more patients came after us.
Their service was fast and convenient. Rupert was seen by the doctor in no time at all.
Here are what you need to know about St. Luke’s Urgent Care Global City (from their website):
Fast. Convenient. Excellent.
For quick and convenient outpatient medical care, St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global City has exactly what you need to feel better fast. Our Urgent Care provides immediate, non-emergency assistance without the long waits of a regular ER visit.
WHAT IS ST. LUKE’S URGENT CARE?
St. Luke’s Urgent Care is an extension of Emergency Care. We offer to provide the prompt medical attention for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries.
WHEN DO WE VISIT URGENT CARE?
St. Luke’s Urgent Care (Global City) is open Mondays to Sundays, from 7:00AM to 12:00 MN
Go to St. Luke’s Urgent Care if you stable, require MINIMAL or NO procedure, and expect to be discharged after consultation.
*Triaging and management will still depend upon assessment of the physician.
*Major trauma, uncontrollable bleeding, heart attack, weakness or paralysis and other life-threatening conditions require a visit to the ER.
Here are general signs and symptoms patients can refer to when visiting Urgent Care, but these are not limited to:
- Cough & Colds
- Sore Throat
- Fever (less than 38.5 c)
- Minor Cuts or Scrapes
- Painful Urination
- Succeeding doses of Vaccines (Anti-Rabies, Tetanus Shots)
*Go directly to Emergency Care if you are dealing with a serious injury or condition.
WHY CHOOSE ST. LUKE’S URGENT CARE?
At St. Luke’s Urgent Care, we ensure that patients receive personalized and compassionate care from our medical team.
We are open seven days a week from 7:00 AM to 12:00 MN, including holidays to ensure that we are here when you need us.
We are well-equipped to handle a wide range health care services for quality walk-in medical care.
Our Urgent Care medical team is led by ER doctors who oversee and deliver the best treatment for your specific needs.
We provide you with a seamless link to the St. Luke’s hospital and a full range of medical specialties and ancillary services so you can experience total, expert care.
Urgent Care gives you ready access medical care. We work with major HMOs and insurances to deliver affordable and comprehensive medical care every day.
We are backed up by a robust system that supports our daily clinic operations. This software is capable of gatekeeping services that espouses continuity of care towards utilization management.
- URGENT CARE CONSULTATIONS
- PRIMARY CARE CONSULTATIONS
- REFERRAL TO SPECIALISTS
- PRESCRIPTION OF MEDICINES
- ADMINISTRATION OF VACCINES
The Clinic also administers succeeding dosages of vaccines such as Anti-Rabies and Tetanus Shots.
St. Luke’s Urgent Care
G/F St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global City
Tel. No. (632) 7897700 ext. 1073/1074
Fax No. (632) 7897700 ext. 1075
Thanks for reading! 🙂
XOXO, Mommy Kay
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