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Sat, Aug. 08

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation announces new urgent care clinic

TUBA CITY, Ariz. - As we head in to the usual cold and flu season, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) announces some changes and service enhancements regarding patient visits to the Emergency Department.

In the past, patients have experienced overcrowding and long wait times in the Emergency Department after the normal daily hours at the general Walk-in Clinic. Beginning in October, a new additional Urgent Care Clinic is now in operation from 4 p.m. through midnight, Monday through Friday. Patients in need of medical care after the normal Walk-in Clinic hours should go to the Emergency Department to be screened for severity of their condition and registered. Patients with non-life threatening medical needs will be directed to the Walk-in Clinic waiting room.

During last winter's cold and flu season there were many instances of excessively long waiting times in the Emergency Department. Patients with serious injuries or medical emergencies are given priority. The new Urgent Care Clinic will mean shorter waiting times for those with less severe, non-life threatening medical needs such as cold, cough, earache, sore throat, sinus infection, bladder infection and simple injuries such as scrapes, sprains and strains.

The Urgent Care Clinic is available to all ages with no appointment necessary.

TCRHCC, located in Tuba City, consists of a 73-bed acute care referral hospital and integrated health system. It provides a broad range of outpatient specialized care services in addition to inpatient care. The patient population includes Navajo, Hopi and San Juan Southern Paiute. Its mission is to provide accessible, quality, culturally sensitive health care.

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