NEED AN APPOINTMENT FOR AN ACUTE ILLNESS OR A COVID TEST FOR POSSIBLE EXPOSURE?
ALWAYS BEST TO START WITH YOUR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER
As kids get back to school and summer is winding down, we continue to experience challenging times. With the recent surge of Covid-19 cases in our community due to the Delta variant and primarily those who are unvaccinated, our Urgent Care locations are becoming increasingly busy with long wait times.
In an effort to better streamline the care process, we highly recommend and encourage all MRPG/MRMC patients to call your PCP office BEFORE going to Urgent Care to see if they can better accommodate your needs. We understand that this is a change from what we had done initially during the pandemic. However, the good news is our PPE supply has vastly improved, and vaccinations have increased dramatically, allowing primary care providers a safe environment in which to see you. In the event that you don’t feel comfortable coming to the office in person, telehealth visits continue to be an option.
In addition, your PCP will be able to perform a PCR test for Covid in the office with results generally back in 24 hours. If your primary care provider is unable to accommodate same day appointments, he/she may be able to see you the following day. Again, your PCP is the best person to help guide you and determine the acuity of your problem.
We want to do our best to take care of you in the safest and most efficient way possible. Thank you for your patience during this time.