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DEACONESS ADDS MORE RESPIRATORY IMMEDIATE CARE OPTIONS

DEACONESS ADDS MORE RESPIRATORY IMMEDIATE CARE OPTIONS

Bill Stephens

March 30th, 2020

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Second location added; Pediatric Respiratory Immediate Care now offered

EVANSVILLE – Deaconess has expanded patient options for evaluation and testing for respiratory illnesses.

A second location for Deaconess Clinic Respiratory Immediate Care, for ages 4 and older, has been added at Deaconess Clinic Lynch Road, located at 4949 Healthy Way, near the intersection of Green River and Lynch Roads. When patients arrive for their scheduled appointment, they’re greeted at the door, given a mask, and then taken directly to an exam room. Deaconess Clinic providers examine 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.

Deaconess Clinic has also created Pediatric Respiratory Immediate Care, located outside Medical Office Building 2 at Deaconess Gateway. This appointment-only service, for ages newborn to 18, will allow parents/guardians to drive up to the building under a shelter. They will be greeted at their car by a Deaconess Clinic provider, who will examine patients and determine what testing may be needed. Some tests, such as for flu, strep or RSV, can take place at the point of care; if COVID-19 testing is appropriate, a nearby testing option will be available.

These clinics, along with the Respiratory Immediate Care at Deaconess Clinic Downtown, are open from 8 AM – 8 PM, 7 days a week. Patients with COVID-19 symptoms, including cough, fever and/or shortness of breath, can self-schedule at www.deaconess.com/urgentcare; the Respiratory Immediate Cares are the second, third and fourth options on the page.

The pre-scheduling requirement, and designated locations and process, help protect health care workers and patients.
More information about these and other COVID-19 symptom assessment and testing options are available at www.deaconess.com/coronavirus. Patients can also call the Deaconess 24/7 nurse triage line at 812-450-6555.

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