Mt. Ascutney Hospital open for walk-in care

Published: 3/15/2022 11:08:23 PM
Modified: 3/15/2022 11:08:11 PM

WINDSOR — Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is now offering walk-in service on weekday afternoons for people ages 2 and older, according to a news release.

The visits are available for urgent, but non-emergency medical needs Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. Patients can check in at the hospital’s central registration, through the main entrance.

Some of the conditions appropriate for care through walk-in services are minor cuts and burns; urinary tract infections; strains and sprains; minor fractures; rashes; and ear, sinus and eye infections. In addition, X-ray and lab services are available on-site.

A nurse will be on hand to determine if a patient’s condition calls for transfer to the emergency department.

“Regardless of whether you are experiencing a minor injury or a mild illness, our providers can assist in a timely manner for quicker relief than waiting for an appointment during clinic hours, and also help you avoid the higher cost of an Emergency Department visit,” Dr. Joseph Perras, Mt. Ascutney’s CEO and chief medical officer, said in the release. “It is important to your overall health that you do not postpone care or ignore symptoms needing prompt medical attention.”

Mt. Ascutney joins other members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system in offering walk-in care. For example, New London Hospital opened a new express care service in November.

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