The Differences Between The Hospital and Urgent Care Centers
Tuesday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin Vice President of Operations at Covenant Medical Center Chris Lancaster and Dr. Daniel Berman joined Dave and Matt for day 2 of their discussion on the differences between a full fledged hospital and smaller urgent care facilities.
Lancaster and Dr. Berman explained that there is often some confusion between urgent care centers and a full hospital emergency room. "If you've got a cold and some sniffles, we don't want you walking into the ER. We can take care of you, but you're going to get a big bill," Dr. Berman said. They explained that something like a big cut on your head, a car accident, chest pains, and broken bones are a reason to head into the emergency room.
They also explained that their facilities at 80th and Milwaukee and at 102nd and Quaker can do just about anything that the hospital can do with the exception of blood transfusions. The facilities fall under the same regulatory requirements as the hospital does and receive the same inspections.
"You're going to get the same level of care at these locations as you might at Covenant Medical Center."
The locations are also still open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Watch the full interview in the video above.