Saratoga Hospi­tal ex­pands ur­gent care ser­vices

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Sarato­gian staff For more in­for­ma­tion, go to Ur­gen­tCareAdiro­n­dack.org.

QUEENS­BURY, N.Y. >> Saratoga Hospi­tal added space and ser­vices at the former Adiron­dack Ur­gent Care cen­ter, which is now known as Saratoga Hospi­tal Ur­gent Care – Adiron­dack.

Pa­tients have easy ac­cess to ur­gent care — no ap­point­ment nec­es­sary — from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ev­ery day. Walk-in xray and lab­o­ra­tory ser­vices are also avail­able seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for x-rays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for lab draws. A pre­scrip­tion is re­quired for lab and x-ray ser­vices.

The hospi­tal in­vested about $750,000 in the ren­o­va­tions and ex­pan­sion, which cre­ated three more exam rooms plus space for lab draw­ing and other ser­vices.

“This ex­pan­sion makes it eas­ier for pa­tients to ac­cess im­por­tant health­care ser­vices, and that has a pos­i­tive im­pact on com­mu­nity health,” said Ni­cole Salone, site and med­i­cal imag­ing man­ager at Saratoga Hospi­tal Ur­gent Care – Adiron­dack.

Ur­gent care pro­vides walk-in ser­vices for pa­tients with mi­nor ill­nesses or in­juries. Ex­tended hours en­able pa­tients to re­ceive the prompt, high-qual­ity care that can pre­vent con­di­tions— such as such as strep throat, ear­aches and up­per res­pi­ra­tory in­fec­tions—from get­ting worse.

Prompt treat­ment also can pre­vent con­ta­gious in­fec­tions from spread­ing.

Pa­tients with a se­ri­ous ill­ness, chest pain, dif­fi­culty breath­ing, dizzi­ness or a life-threat­en­ing emer­gency should call 911 or go to the near­est emer­gency depart­ment.

Saratoga Hospi­tal op­er­ates ur­gent care cen­ters in Queens­bury and Wil­ton. The Queens­bury cen­ter is lo­cated on Route 9, just north of Wal­mart, in the Mount Royal Plaza.

FRANCINE D. GRIN­NELL — MEDIANEWS GROUP FILE

Saratoga Hospi­tal in Saratoga Springs

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