Anthony Health is announcing a newly opened urgent care center in
Urgent Center combines with the established Franciscan Emergency Center to
offer patients one-stop treatment for less serious conditions, as well as
those that are life-threatening.
Center became the area’s first freestanding 24-hour facility of its kind
when it opened in 2012.
The Urgent Care
Center, located in the same building at 770 Indian Boundary Road, is the
first to offer around-the-clock urgent care.
involves treatment of such common illnesses as colds, flu, ear aches, sore
throats, migraine headaches, fever and rashes; and such less-serious
injuries as sprains and strains, back pain and minor cuts and burns, bone
fractures and eye injuries.
The centers are
under the auspices of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City and also
are home to Franciscan Physician Network offices.
“The new urgent
care center is important in that it will improve access to outstanding
primary care in a more immediate fashion for area residents,” Dean Mazzoni,
Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City president, said during a recent
blessing ceremony, adding, “It also indicates the level of commitment
Franciscan Alliance has to Chesterton and the surrounding communities.
Residents can get both levels of service in the same building as they are
triaged and the appropriate level of care is determined.”
Thatcher-Curtis, director of emergency services, said the new offering will
continue the center’s “award-winning practices of providing an exceptional
patient experience along the continuum of health care.”
“Having urgent care
and emergency care available at the same location will help remove the
anxiety and indecision patients might have, as they know they can get either
level of care here. Each patient will be made to feel the level of dignity
and respect they are due, along with genuine and compassionate concern.”
information, visit: FranciscanAlliance.org/Chesterton.