Friday, January 13, 2017

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Summit Health provides a variety of convenient options for on-the-go care when you cannot get an appointment with your family doctor, but it can sometimes be confusing to know which practice is most appropriate to meet your treatment needs.

To help answer that question, Summit Health now has a video that explains the options patients have depending on the general symptoms or injuries that are experienced.

The video can be viewed here.

“While there is some overlap in the conditions able to be treated at the various practices, a good guideline is that new uncomplicated illnesses for which you would normally see your family doctor can generally be diagnosed and treated at Summit FastCare in the event you cannot get an appointment with them,” explained Dr. Brooke Sheffler, associate medical director for walk-in and urgent care at Summit Health.

Patients can be seen for those same conditions at Summit Primary Care and Walk-in, which additionally offers stitches, and Chambersburg Urgent Care or Shippensburg Urgent Care, which are affiliates of Summit Health and offer stitches and X-rays.

“Anyone experiencing a life-threatening or disabling condition should be seen by the emergency department,” Dr. Sheffler added.

For details on Summit Health’s quick care options and to view patient wait queues, visit: or: