from Nevada County CEO’s Friday Memo
Western Sierra Medical Clinic expanded its Urgent Care service on Monday, August 24th, providing access to health care providers for non-emergency treatment for minor injuries and illnesses. The Urgent Care service will offer no-appointment-needed, same-day health care. All people are welcome, regardless of their income level. Most insurance plans will be accepted, including private, Veterans, Medicare and Medi-Cal. Urgent Care will be available 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Western Sierra Clinic, located at 844 Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley.
The Urgent Care service will help fill a void of medical treatment for minor injuries and illnesses, while easing unnecessary visits to local emergency rooms; a caseload and financial burden for hospitals, and an often frustrating experience and pricey option for patients. Western Sierra’s staff and health care providers will ask every patient at the Urgent Care service if they have an established primary health provider. If so, all information about a patient’s treatment received at the Urgent Care service will be sent to their primary health provider. Western Sierra staff will direct patients back to those providers for follow-up treatment.
About Western Sierra Medical Clinic: Western Sierra Medical Clinic provides comprehensive medical, dental and behavioral health care in Nevada, Sierra and Yuba counties. Founded in 1975, Western Sierra emphasizes preventive care, education and empowering patients to make informed decisions. Western Sierra provides services for the HMO and private markets, and to low-income and senior citizens. Western Sierra is the largest outpatient health care provider in Nevada County, where a new full-service health center will meet the growing demands in the community.