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
  • Earaches
  • Pink eye
  • Rashes
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Allergies
  • Acute onset diarrhea
  • Tick/insect bites
  • Nosebleeds
  • 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.

For more information regarding Laurel Health’s Wellsboro walk-in care service, please call 570-724-1010 or visit Laurel Health online at laurelhc.org or facebook.com/laurelhc.