EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A new evaluation clinic has been created for patients with COVID-19 symptoms: Deaconess Clinic Respiratory Immediate Care.
Appointments are required, and patients can self-schedule at www.deaconess.com/urgentcare; Respiratory Immediate Care is the second option on the page.
The clinic, located just inside the main entrance of Deaconess Clinic Downtown, is open from 8 AM – 8 PM, 7 days a week, and is for patients ages 4 and up who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
When patients arrive, they’re greeted at the door, given a mask, and then taken directly to an exam room. Deaconess Clinic providers examine the patients and determine what testing may be needed. Some tests, such as for flu or other illnesses, as well as chest x-rays, can take place inside the clinic. If COVID-19 testing is appropriate, a nearby testing option will be available.
The pre-scheduling requirement, and designated location and process, help protect health care workers and patients.
More information about this and other COVID-19 symptom assessment and testing is available at www.deaconess.com/coronavirus.
(This story was originally published on March 24, 2020)