by David Lozano, Banner Health – Earned Media Senior Manager
Urgent care centers are designed to meet the health care needs of the community for illnesses or injuries that don’t appear to be life-threatening. If you look back at Casa Grande about 20 or even 30 years ago, options were limited for anyone who wanted relief from a cold, a sprain or a slight fever. If you didn’t want to travel to Phoenix or Tucson, your main options were the hospital or your primary care physician.
As the community grew and the demands for quality health care increased, we saw a larger presence of urgent care centers starting to “spring up” before our eyes.
Before Banner Health’s acquisition of Casa Grande Regional Medical Center a few years ago, you may have relied on the services of the hospital’s urgent care center for non-emergent medical conditions. After the acquisition, those services continued under the umbrella of Banner Casa Grande Medical Center.
While those services will continue, they will do so with a slight name change starting Aug. 1. Banner Casa Grande Urgent Care will then be known as Banner Urgent Care, offering the same great service, treatment and a wide network of Banner Health providers. Banner Urgent Care will help in meeting consumer demands for affordability and quick and convenient health care.
“It really made sense for us to enhance this service for the residents of Casa Grande,” said Rob Rohatsch, MD, CEO of Banner Urgent Care. “People can still expect the same exceptional care and treatment. We’re also adding some amazing additional services like online check-in. This reservation system allows patients to virtually save their spot in line, thus avoiding the need to sit in waiting rooms for long periods of time.”
Banner Urgent Care in Casa Grande will continue to fill the gap between seeing your primary physician or going to the emergency room. It certainly won’t replace either service, but instead will help supplement those services, and provide patients with a wide network of other Banner Health providers, should you need treatment for other medical issues.
The other great thing about Banner Urgent Care is that you don’t need an appointment. Most insurance plans are accepted. We have ultra-convenient office hours, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (starting August 1, 2017, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.), seven days a week, and minimal wait times that work with your schedule in mind. Our experts will be able to treat you and your loved ones for common illnesses and injuries including:
- Abdominal pain
- Broken bones
- Cuts in need of stitches
- Urinary tract infections
- Animal bites
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Minor infections (ear, sinus, respiratory)
- Simple fractures and sprains
Banner Urgent Care also provides a host of screening and diagnostic tests including:
- Flu shots and other vaccines
- Eye exams
- Urine pregnancy testing
- On-site X-ray, including chest X-rays
- Blood tests
“We’re here if people ever need us,” said Dr. Rohatsch. “This will be our 44th Banner Urgent Care location in Arizona, and it will be a part of other Banner Urgent Care centers in the Phoenix and Tucson markets. We’re excited to be able to help people and give them more options when it comes to their health care needs for them and their loved ones.”
Banner Urgent Care in Casa Grande will remain at its current location, 1676 E. McMurray Blvd., Suite 1. For questions about services offered, location and times of operation, please call 520-316-0688. For more information, please visit www.BannerHealth.com/urgentcare.