Friday, February 08, 2013
UHS Launches Live Wait Times for Walk-In Centers
UHS has launched live Walk-In Center wait times on their public web site, uhs.net, and the mobile web site, m.uhs.net. When your health care provider’s office is closed and you or a family member need to be seen for a condition that is not a life-threatening emergency, a Walk-In Center is the place to go. This new wait time service makes going to a UHS Walk-In Center more convenient to patients, giving them information so they can choose where and when to go for the most immediate healthcare attention.
This is a quick, easy and convenient way for patients and community members to view the amount of time they might wait to be seen at UHS Walk-In Centers in Chenango Bridge, Endicott and Vestal. The wait times are updated several times each hour from electronic medical record technology which allows this type of tracking. The times are approximate and reflect the time from registration in the reception area to being shown to the examination room.
UHS providers remind patients that the Walk-In Centers are for those who are experiencing minor injuries and ailments including rashes, sprains, strains, minor bumps and scrapes, minor fever, minor allergies, eye irritation, cough, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, minor headaches, or ear aches. For conditions like chest pain, severe abdominal pain, sudden onset weakness, dizziness or severe headache, the Emergency Room is the place for treatment.
UHS Walk-In Centers are located at 92 Chenango Bridge Road in Chenango Bridge; 1302 E. Main Street in Endicott; and 4417 Vestal Parkway East at UHS Vestal in Vestal. They are open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
USH is a locally owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed hospital and healthcare system serving Greater Binghamton and surrounding counties. Founded in 1981, UHS provides a full range of medical, surgical, rehabilitative and long-term care services from more than 60 locations around New York’s Southern Tier.