First Intermountain Orthopedic Urgent Care Clinic Opened to Help Patients Receive Care Faster
Intermountain Southwest Ortho Urgent Care Clinic to reduce unnecessary doctor visits and help patients receive specialized care faster in southern Utah.
St. George, UT (PRUnderground) September 12th, 2022
To help reduce unnecessary doctor visits and assist patients to receive faster specialized care, Intermountain Healthcare is opening Intermountain Southwest Ortho Urgent Care Clinic on the Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital campus.
Intermountain’s first orthopedic urgent care clinic, it will improve access for patients by providing affordable orthopedic care and specialists.
“When you get injured often the first instinct is to go to the emergency room where you will receive great treatment, but likely be referred to an orthopedist for follow up care,” said Warren Butterfield, MD, Intermountain Healthcare orthopedic surgeon. “Our goal is for patients to skip the extra step and expense of a trip to the emergency room and come straight to us.”
Because it is an urgent care clinic, the cost for care can be far more affordable than care in the emergency room. Dr. Butterfield hopes this will be a better option for those with high deductible plans or no insurance at all.
The new center’s physicians and orthopedic specialists can treat torn ligaments, sprains, broken bones, and other common orthopedic injuries not severe enough to require hospital care.
In the past, Dr. Butterfield says he’s had some patients see multiple doctors not knowing for sure where to turn for these types of injuries.
“By having this type of specialized care as a walk-in service we can ensure patients can get properly cared for and on the road to recovery faster,” said Dr. Butterfield. “If the injury is serious enough to require surgery, we can get that scheduled without delay.”
The clinic also offers onsite x-ray, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and the ability to splint, cast, repair simple lacerations, broken bones, and dislocations.
The Intermountain Southwest Ortho Urgent Care clinic will be open in the evenings, so it’s a convenient option for those injured outside of normal business hours. Depending on the demand for services, those hours could expand in the future.
The clinic is located in the Health and Performance Center on the St. George Regional Hospital campus. The hours are currently open daily Monday through Friday, 9 am to 7 pm, Saturdays 10 am-2pm.
Intermountain plans to open other ortho urgent care clinics in other parts of Utah in the future.
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About Intermountain Healthcare
Headquartered in Utah with locations in eight states and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,900 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called SelectHealth with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs. For more information and updates, click here