Accessing Care over the Holidays

Posted on Friday December 22, 2017

When to visit the Emergency Room infographic

The holiday season is a wonderful time of the year. Everyone is caught up in the spirit of the season and often our regular routine is altered because of it. Primary care providers – physicians and nurse practitioners – are no exception. Many providers are reducing their office hours during the holidays so they can spend time with their families and friends. Hospital Emergency Departments are 24-7 operations, but accessing the Emergency Dept. for non-urgent needs may not be the most effective option and could lead to longer wait times, especially during flu season.

Please consider accessing the right care, in the right place, at the right time from the right provider.

Another option is to call Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000.

A snapshot of local primary care alternatives to our Emergency Depts. is attached below.

Happy holidays from all of us at MAHC!