Beginning Saturday, May 9 the Good Samaritan Convenient Care Clinic will be resuming all acute care services at 1813 Willow Street for same-day, acute care patients, but utilizing a stop, park and call process.
Good Samaritan Physician Network Director of Clinical Services, Jamie Frederick, FNP-C, said this process is being implemented to maintain social distancing strategies which limit the potential transmission of illness by keeping patients out of the waiting area. This also allows patients to remain in the comfort of their own vehicle until it is time for them to be seen.
"When a patient needs to come to the Convenient Care Clinic for an acute care health need, they must stay in their vehicle and call the clinic to check in," Frederick said. "When it is time for the patient to be seen by a provider, the clinic will call the patient and instruct them to enter the building to be seen in an exam room. In some cases, especially for those with respiratory symptoms, the provider may come to the patient's vehicle to complete the health care visit."
Frederick said that those with respiratory illness may continue coming to this clinic location for assessment; however, the drive through triage will no longer be set up. All patients, including respiratory patients must park and then call the clinic to check in. The phone number to check in to the Convenient Care Clinic is 812-885-8941.
The Convenient Care Clinic hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information about the coronavirus and the hospital's current restrictions can be found at gshvin.org/coronavirus.