Adventist opens Rapid Care in Tulare to aid patients with common medical ailments in person and through tele-health
TULARE – While many are fearful of heading to the hospital for minor illnesses in light of the novel coronavirus Adventist is offering a safe place to go.
On Monday, Aug. 10 Adventist Health Rapid Care held their grand opening. The expert team of providers treat a wide range of medical conditions, including the flu, minor cuts and burns, sprains and strains, colds and sore throats. And they began seeing patients on Monday.
In addition to in-person care, Rapid Care Tulare also offers virtual visits, which allows patients to consult with a provider from the comfort of their home using a phone, tablet or computer.
“We are honored to expand our Rapid Care services to the Tulare community and provide patients with a fast and convenient resource for medical care,” says Andrea Kofl, president of Adventist Health services in the Central Valley, which includes hospitals in Hanford, Reedley, Selma and Tulare, as well as medical offices in 25 communities throughout the region.
Rapid Care medical offices are designed to treat patients with urgent, non-critical needs that require timely attention, but do not pose an immediate health threat. These additional care options help alleviate the load on hospital emergency departments, leaving those services available for the most critically ill and injured patients. Conditions that may cause permanent damage or may be life-threatening should be treated at a hospital emergency department.
“Our hope is to provide the Tulare community with care for any and all ailments they may encounter,” says Kofl. “Whether it be emergency services at Adventist Health Tulare, specialty care at our Adventist Health Physicians Network offices or quick treatment at Rapid Care Tulare, our teams remain dedicated to the health and well-being of Tulare residents.”
Patients may visit Rapid Care Tulare, 2103 E. Prosperity Ave., from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. More information is available by calling 559-605-2155 or visiting www.AdventistHealthRapidCare.com.