Convenient Care Center
The Convenient Care Center is designed to diagnose and treat minor injuries and illnesses that need medical attention. Patients experiencing more critical symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, severe pain or unconsciousness, or patients with a serious injury should visit the Emergency Department or call 911.
While convenient care is ideal for services when your doctor's office is closed or very busy, it's best to see your physician directly for non-emergency health concerns. He or she is familiar with your overall health and maintains a personal relationship with you.
Here are some appropriate reasons to use convenient care:
- Sports Physicals: walk-in appointments available.
- Sore throat (strep testing available).
- Coughs and congestion.
- Minor injuries (abrasions and scrapes).
- Rashes (poison ivy, etc.).
- Bug bites.
- Minor cuts that may need a few stitches.
- Basic laboratory testing—pregnancy, glucose (blood sugar) and urinalysis.
School, sports and employment (work) physicals are available as walk-in appointments. School and sports physicals are $40 and pre-employment physicals are $65—payable at the time of service.
Medical imaging services are available on-site. Imaging services will provide evaluation for:
- Injured joints such as ankles, wrists, shoulders, etc.
- Possible broken bones or fractures.
- Lung infections such as pneumonia.
- Injuries or illness of the abdomen and spine.
Our goal is to provide you with excellent and efficient care on short notice or when your doctor's office is closed.
What is convenient care?
Convenient care is designed to provide you with fast, appointment-free healthcare for minor injuries and illnesses.
What are the benefits?
The Emergency Department is designed for serious health events. Patients with minor concerns have to wait until more critical patients are treated first. Using convenient care will generally offer you a shorter wait.
Why does it cost less?
Because convenient care does not require the same level of staff and equipment as the Emergency Department, efficient care can be delivered for less.
What type of medical provider will I see?
The KDH Convenient Care Center is staffed by qualified physicians and qualified nurse practitioners. Regardless of the date or hour, patients will see a certified medical professional.