Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Emergency Department and Urgent Care are Here for Urgent and Emergent Medical Issues; Not COVID-19 Testing Sites
San Juan Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department and San Juan Health Partners Urgent Care clinic are here for you and available for your urgent and emergent medical needs. When you are experiencing an acute illness or injury, or a true urgent or emergent medical issue, we encourage you to visit us. Both the ED and Urgent Care are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year for everyone who needs us. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, we are seeing more and more patients utilizing the ED and Urgent Care as COVID testing sites.
“Please, don’t treat the ED or Urgent Care as COVID testing sites. We are always here to diagnose and treat your acute illnesses and injuries but coming to the ED simply for a COVID test can interfere with our ability to take care of patients with medical emergencies,” said Dr. Brad Greenberg, Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness.
There are many testing sites in our community. We have a list of several of them here: https://www.sanjuanregional.com/coronavirus/testing-vaccination-information.
Stay safe. Get tested when you need to. But please remember, the Emergency Department and Urgent Care are not your testing sites. Thank you for helping us focus our care on the patients who need us most.