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Spokane-area Patient Services Update

November 18, 2015

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Providence Urgent Care Centers and hospitals serving patients; many doctors’ clinics unable to open due to power outages in aftermath of Tuesday’s severe windstorm

Spokane, WA—All Providence Urgent Care Centers and Emergency Departments are open and caring for patients today. Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital are serving large volumes of patients this morning and it’s expected to continue. 

However, many Providence doctors’ clinics throughout the community are without power in the aftermath of Tuesday’s severe windstorm.

Individuals who need prompt medical attention that does not pose an immediate, serious health threat are encouraged to seek care at urgent care centers. Conditions appropriately treated at urgent care clinics include illnesses such as colds, flu, ear infections, sore throats, migraines and fever; as well as minor injuries including lacerations, minor burns, sprains and simple fractures. Anyone experiencing a serious or life threatening condition should go to an emergency department.

Providence Urgent Care Centers are open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Walk-in appointments are available.

Many Providence Medical Group doctors’ offices are without power this morning and not open. Patients who have appointments with their provider are asked to call their doctor’s office to confirm their appointment before traveling.

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Providence Health Care is the eastern Washington region of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry committed to providing for the needs of the communities it serves – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. The health system employs more than 76,000 people across five states – Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. In eastern Washington, the Providence Health Care network of services includes Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital and Providence Holy Family Hospital– both nationally recognized for quality care, as well as two critical access hospitals in Colville and Chewelah. It also includes a full continuum of services – Providence Medical Park in Spokane Valley (a comprehensive multi-specialty center), three urgent care centers, home health, assisted living, adult day health and skilled nursing care. Providence Medical Group of eastern Washington includes 700 physicians and advanced practitioners. Its medical staff includes primary care providers, surgical subspecialists and medical specialists. For more information, visit www.phc.org.