Friday, April 29, 2016

GREENCASTLE, Pa. – You leave work and get home to a child with a sore throat. You check their temperature and as the mercury rises, so does your concern. It’s after hours; should you go to the emergency room or wait it out and hope for the best?

For residents in the Greencastle area, expanded walk-in care hours mean more options for convenient, quality care.

Starting April 30, Summit Primary Care and Walk-in – John L. Grove Medical Center is expanding walk-in care by two hours and will now be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

“Summit Health understands that illnesses don’t always strike at ideal times so, it’s important for us to be available to care for you,” said Senior Vice President of Physician Services Niki Showe. “Your health is our priority and we hope the extended weekend hours will help lessen the burden when you have an unexpected illness and need to be seen by a healthcare provider.”

Walk-in care continues to be available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Primary care hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday; and 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Summit Primary Care and Walk-in – John L. Grove Medical Center is located at 50 Eastern Blvd., Level 1, in Suite 144. For more information, call (717) 597-5553 or click here.

Options for care

Summit Health offers a range of after-hours care options, including urgent care, FastCare and emergency departments at two top-rated hospitals.

Call 911 or go to the closest emergency room for life-threatening or disabling conditions, like:

  • Sudden or unexplained loss of consciousness
  • Major injuries
  • Chest pain; numbness in the face, arm, or leg; difficulty speaking
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • High fever with stiff neck, mental confusion or difficulty breathing
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Cur or wound that won’t stop bleeding
  • Possible broken bones

FastCare, walk-in care and urgent care treat a range of common ailments and minor injuries, including:

  • Minor illnesses (like cold and flu)
  • Minor abrasions and burns
  • Ear and sinus infections
  • Sore and strep throat
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinus infections and seasonal allergies
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Poison ivy, insect bites and minor skin rashes
  • Stomach viruses

These locations also provide basic labs, as well as driver’s permit and sports physicals. Urgent care locations can provide X-rays.

For FastCare, urgent care and emergency care locations and wait queues, click here.

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