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WVU Medicine Physicians Encourage Patients to Utilize Their Local Urgent Care Centers

Thursday, January 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – With the number of influenza cases rising every day, physicians at WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Center and WVU Medicine Urgent Care encourage those seeking treatment to utilize their local urgent care centers when possible.

“We want to take care of our patients in the right place at the right time,” Carmen Burrell, D.O., medical director of WVU Medicine Urgent Care, said. “For people who are generally healthy and are experiencing upper respiratory and influenza-like illness symptoms, we encourage you to seek treatment at Urgent Care, so that the sickest of the sick can be treated at our Emergency Center.”

WVU Medicine Urgent Care operates three locations – two in Morgantown (Evansdale and Suncrest) and one in the WVU Medicine outpatient clinic located near the Fairmont Gateway Connector. For more information on locations and hours, visit www.wvumedicine.org/urgentcare

However, patients who are at high risk for serious flu complications – younger and older patients (under age 6 or over age 50); pregnant women; and those with significant chronic medical conditions, such as heart, lung, or kidney problems – should go to the Emergency Center.

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