Holiday weekends bring the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family – and Memorial Day in particular presents the important chance to do so while honoring the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.
Whether you’re spending this special weekend by the pool, out in nature or in your own backyard, a holiday weekend can also bring the challenge of finding the care you need if you find yourself in a precarious situation with your health. After all, while you’re on vacation your doctor’s office will likely be, too.
Here’s what to know about your options if you do need medical care over the holiday weekend:
You can get care online
– With Mission Virtual Clinic, you can skip the trip and just click. Convenient, fast and helpful, all for $25, the online clinic provides care for minor illnesses – cold, flu, allergies, UTIs, minor eye and skin conditions, and more – without needing to be seen in an office. Receive a response within one hour from 7 am to 11 pm, and from 7 to 8 am the next morning for after-hours visits. Visit Mission Virtual Clinic at missionhealth.org/virtualclinic
You can get walk-in care
– Sometimes the hardest part of getting medical care is knowing where to go – do you go to the ER, an urgent care facility or your primary care doctor? Combining the best features of each, Mission My Care Now makes it easy to get fast, affordable, non-emergency medical care. Mission My Care Now locations are walk-in and are open early, evenings, weekends and most holidays (yes, they’re open on Memorial Day!). Mission My Care Now locations offer diagnostics on-site, such as lab and X-ray, so patients can be evaluated quickly. Plus, the use of a shared electronic health record allows easy updating of our patient’s provider about their visit. Not sure if walk-in care is available near you? Check out missionmycarenow.org
to find out.
The ER is always there for you – At every Mission Health hospital, the emergency room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our skilled and dedicated emergency medicine teams work around the clock to ensure you get the expert care you need in the event of a serious injury, illness or health crisis. Here’s hoping you and your family never need them – but if you ever do, they are always there for you. If you are ever in doubt about whether you’re in need of emergency care, play it safe by calling 911 or getting to the emergency department as quickly as you can if you have the safe means to do so.
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