Baptist Health Richmond opens walk-in clinic
RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Baptist Health Medical Group Family Medicine has opened a walk-in clinic at Baptist Health Richmond, open Monday – Friday from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The clinic is open to provide patients an additional option to seeking care for symptoms such as fever, sore throat, stomach ache, sinus congestion, migraines, skin infections and pink eye.
“The opening of the walk-in clinic is an enormous resource to ensure our Emergency Department can provide care for patients with emergencies, such as chest pain and shortness of breath,” said Baptist Health Richmond Chief Medical Officer Dr. Erica Gregonis. “When patients arrive at the hospital, they will choose if they want to seek care in the Emergency Department or walk-in clinic; however, we strongly encourage patients who don’t have a true emergency to consider using the services in the walk-in clinic.”
With the continued increase in the number of COVID-19 patients at the hospital, the wait times in the Emergency Department are longer than normal and patients are urged to take advantage of the walk-in clinic to help reduce wait time.