Published 12:18 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Urgent Care now open on the One Nineteen Campus
Written By Stephanie Holderby
As the school year wraps up this month and you begin to plan your summer activities, it’s important to know that St. Vincent’s now conveniently has an urgent care option available for you right in Shelby County.
Offering care after hours and on the weekends, St. Vincent’s Urgent Care on the St. Vincent’s One Nineteen campus helps fill the gap when you and your family need medical care outside of the typical physician’s office hours.
Unlike many of the stand-alone urgent care locations, St. Vincent’s Urgent Care is a part of a health-care provider with more than 117 years of experience caring for the community. St. Vincent’s Health System brings the resources and expertise of more than 4,500 associates and 800 physicians across the area.
And while urgent care is not where you should go for emergency or life-threatening situations, it does offer a high-quality and easily accessible health-care option for “urgent” needs such as fevers, cuts that may need stitches, possible broken bones, severe sore throats, sprains, allergies, minor burns and more. With walk-in care, minimal wait times, on-site diagnostics and lower overall cost than an emergency room visit (usually including a lower co-payment), St. Vincent’s Urgent Care provides convenient and cost-effective care for many area residents.
And when your seemingly non-emergent symptoms are signs of a more serious issue, St. Vincent’s Urgent Care is able to consult with St. Vincent’s Birmingham Emergency Department doctors. If needed, you can be transferred to St. Vincent’s Birmingham with your records being shared — helping to decrease your length of stay and time it might take for treatment.
Once you leave St. Vincent’s Urgent Care, we also want to ensure there’s follow up with your primary care physician. That’s why we share your urgent care treatment, so they can include it as part of your overall medical record. It’s important that they have a full picture of your medical history, as they are managing your long-term health and wellness. And if you don’t have a primary care physician, St. Vincent’s can offer a referral, so you can form this key relationship with a physician.
St. Vincent’s Urgent Care is open and seeing patients on the St. Vincent’s One Nineteen campus. The facility is located at 7191 Cahaba Valley Road right off Hwy. 280 on Hwy. 119. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 1-9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. No appointment is necessary. For more information, visit Stvurgentcare.com or call 205-408-2366.
Stephanie Holderby is the executive director of St. Vincent’s One Nineteen and vice president of operations for the St. Vincent’s Ambulatory Healthcare Network.