Delta County Memorial Hospital is once again expanding its health care options for patients. Earlier this month the hospital opened an Urgent Care center in Delta.
"We have a lot of the same things that an emergency room would have to care for people," Jane Rosen, a nurse practitioner with DCMH's new Urgent Care, says.
Rosen explains how it differs from the emergency room.
"We deal with more acute problems such as upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, [and] some wounds and some lacerations," she says. "These are usually the things that people can’t get into their doctor’s office for on the same day so we're trying to pick up those clientele."
The facility opened Dec. 1. And, it staffs two nurse practitioners who can write prescriptions.
However, Rosen says there are a few services it doesn't offer.
"People need to know that we do not have X-ray here," she says. "And we also do not have lab services here.
DCMH Urgent Care is also right across the street from the hospital.
"We can also triage to the emergency room if we feel that this isn't something the Urgent Care can [handle]," she says.
People don't need an appointment to be seen at the facility.
And, Urgent Care is usually cheaper and faster than the emergency room, Rosen says.