Henry Ford Allegiance Health Increases Access to Non-emergency Care





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Henry Ford Allegiance Health is taking steps to ensure patients have access to the level of care they need in the most appropriate setting. These steps include offering expanded hours at the Henry Ford Allegiance Walk-in Clinic, located at 1401 W. North Street in Jackson.

“Our goal is to provide the most appropriate, most timely care possible to the community. In order to do that, we need the primary focus of our Emergency Department to be on patients with life-threatening concerns, such as a heart attack or possible stroke,” said Mark Smith, MD, Henry Ford Allegiance Health Chief Medical Officer. “Offering a walk-in clinic with expanded hours makes it possible for Henry Ford Allegiance Health to provide timely, affordable care for patients with non-emergency health needs. It’s all about giving patients access to the best care at right place.”

The Henry Ford Allegiance Walk-in Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. No appointment is needed. All community members are welcome.



Henry Ford Allegiance Walk-in Clinic is ideal for non-emergency health needs, including: allergy symptoms; bronchitis; cold or flu symptoms; conjunctivitis (“Pink Eye”); cuts; ear ache; fever; laboratory services; nose bleed; rashes or hives; respiratory or sinus infection; sore throat; sprains; urinary symptoms; and X-rays.

Henry Ford Allegiance Walk-in Clinic is not appropriate for patients experiencing a life-threatening emergency, such as possible heart attack or stroke. Instead, call 9-1-1 to be transported to the Emergency Department.

An appointment is needed for vaccinations, sports physicals and annual exams.

About Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Henry Ford Allegiance Health (HFAH) is a 475-bed health system in Jackson, Michigan. HFAH complements traditional acute care services with primary and community-based to support patients across the health continuum at every stage of life. With its Level II Trauma Center, Henry Ford Allegiance Health provides comprehensive care for severely injured patients. As a teaching hospital, Henry Ford Allegiance Health continually looks to the future with its Center for Health Innovation & Education and Graduate Medical Education program. Through its Health Improvement Organization (HIO), HFAH is also a national leader in forming community partnerships that innovatively address wellness and prevention needs across the region. Visit HenryFordAllegiance.com to learn more.

 

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Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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