On Monday, February 10th, ACH After Hours Care began providing urgent care services to Alliance and surrounding communities. The facility, located at 2461 W. State Street, Suite A, is a walk-in medical clinic which specializes in the prompt and efficient delivery of healthcare services for the treatment of minor injuries and illness.
Urgent care should be used when an individual (adult or child) is sick and his or her primary physician is not available or when the condition is not serious enough to visit the Emergency Room. ACH After Hours Care is a low cost alternative to an ER visit and offers patients immediate access to care at a local facility.
“Alliance Community Hospital is proud to offer this new option for healthcare to our city,” said Susan Lucas, Director of Public Relations/Foundation at ACH.
ACH After Hours Care will be open Monday through Friday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with weekend hours coming soon.
“The hours and location are a great convenience to those in our community who need medical care when their primary care physician is not available,” said Lucas.
The new facility will offer medical care for conditions that require immediate medical attention, but are not life or limb threatening, including:
- Minor burns and lacerations
- Sprains and strains
- Cough, colds and sore throats
- Ear and sinus infections
- Allergic and non-life threatening allergic reactions
- Fever and flu
- Skin irritations and rashes
- Insect bites and stings
- Animal bites
- Broken bones (not complicated or life threatening)
- Urinary tract infections, etc.
- Sports and limited work physicals
- Initial treatment of work-place injury (non-life threatening)
Individuals should seek treatment in the Emergency Room when their symptoms are life threatening such as: fainting or unconsciousness, difficulty breathing, chest pain, sudden accident with serious injuries, changes in vision, confusion or changes in mental status, any sudden or severe pain, uncontrolled bleeding, severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea, coughing or vomiting blood, suicidal feelings or difficulty speaking.
“We are listening to our community,” said Lori Dipanfilo, Director of ACH After Hours Care. “It is the goal of ACH After Hours Care to provide high quality healthcare that is convenient for our community.”