WATCH: CHI Health talks relieving coronavirus stress on hospitals
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — CHI Health announced that they will be pausing all quick care services across Nebraska. Quick care staff will be called to assist at priority care locations and at virtual care hospitals.
Quick care clinics are walk-in clinics located inside local Hy-Vee’s. Quick care staff is able to perform basic evaluation and treatments, whereas priority clinics have more medical services and tools on hand.
With the extra help, local priority care locations will be expanding their hours to 7 a.m. to 11 p.m Monday through Sunday.
CHI Health officials say they decided to expand service hours at locations across the state so people have another care option besides the Emergency Room during the late hours. They hope to take some pressure off hospital emergency rooms by providing this alternate care option.
Priority Care Locations that will be expanding their hours are:
- 4220 L St, Omaha
- 161st W. Maple Rd., Omaha
- 5045 S 153rd St Ste 100, Omaha
- 3308 Samson Way, Hwy 370 & 36th Street, Bellevue
- 8248 S 96th St, La Vista
- 1288 Valley View Dr, Council Bluffs, IA
As coronavirus numbers continue to rise locally, CHI Health officials “share a critical message regarding COVID-19 care in our communities,” according to their press release.
Specifically, CHI Health will touch on steps they are taking to reduce stress on their hospital emergency departments during this pandemic.
What CHI Health is doing to take some pressure off our hospital Emergency Rooms across state