WELLSBORO, Pa. (WETM) – Laurel Health has expanded its walk-in care program to its Wellsboro location beginning this month.
At the beginning of the year, Laurel Health developed a walk-in care program to address acute medical issues that don’t prompt an ER visit for patients. The first walk-in clinic appeared at the Mansfield Laurel Health location, and now, the program is being expanded to the Wellsboro location located at 7 Water Street.
Patients can now walk into the Wellsboro Laurel Health Center and request to be seen by the walk-in care provider on shift from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
After an evaluation of whether or not the patient’s need is appropriate for walk-in care, the patient will be seen by a provider whose schedule is solely dedicated to walk-in hours that assists patients promptly without impacting appointment times for scheduled patients.
Conditions seen by Laurel Health’s walk-in service include:
- Sinus infections
- Minor cuts and burns
- Sprains and strains
- COVID-19 symptoms
- Strep throat/cough
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Pink eye
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Acute onset diarrhea
- Tick/insect bites
- Breathing treatments for asthma and COPD exacerbations
Patients are reminded that the walk-in care program is intended for addressing time-sensitive and non-emergency needs. It does not treat life-threatening emergencies such as heart attacks, strokes, seizures, severe wounds/burns or traumatic injuries that require triage, emergency or inpatient care.
Anyone experiencing a health emergency should continue to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.