COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions
Restrictions are intended to keep team members and patients safe by decreasing traffic into and out of the hospital, and to deceasing traffic activity within the hospital.
Restrictions are intended to conserve PPE resources.
The ED/Outpatient/Clinic patient is allowed 1 visitor per patient.
- Visitor must not be ill and must be screened according to visitor policy. If the visitor is ill they will not be allowed to accompany the patient.
- Only 1 visitor allowed for entire visit (i.e. cannot rotate out with multiple visitors for same patient)
- Visitor is to remain in the designated area (ED room, OP waiting area, clinic room or waiting area) and not wander through the department or building.
- On arrival, begin communicating to patient and visitor that the visitor is only allowed in the immediate setting and will not be allowed to stay if the patient is admitted.
- See exceptions for designated caregivers
Illnesses and injuries often don't align with your schedule. Whether you're coming down with a cold or battling a sprain, the Greater Regional Health urgent care clinic is here to help you get care when you need it. Staffed by nurse practitioners, we're by your side to help you get back to feeling your best.
Our goal is to provide easy access to quality care during normal business hours, but on nights, weekends and holidays, too. Our walk-in clinic offers convenient urgent care hours, staying open until 7:30pm on weekdays and open on Saturdays and Sundays.
The urgent care walk-in clinic provides care for acute illnesses and injuries when your regular primary care provider is not available and when immediate, but non-life threatening illness or injuries occur. If you're wondering whether you should go to urgent care or to the emergency room, it's important to understand that urgent care does not replace the emergency room for those medical situations that are serious and life threatening.
The urgent care clinic is located in the Greater Regional Health hospital, giving our team of urgent care providers easy access to specialists just around the corner. If we find greater care is needed at the urgent care clinic, our physicians will direct you to the recommended provider or specialist.
What Types of Medical Conditions Can Be Treated in the Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic?
Are you wondering if you should visit an urgent care clinic? With convenient urgent care hours, our walk-in clinic is here to treat many common illnesses and ailments so you can start feeling better as soon as possible. Medical situations that can be treated in the clinic include:
- Sprains and strains
- Ear infections
- Sinus infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Coughs, sore throats, colds
- Headaches, migraines
- Animal bites or stings
- Rash or skin irritations
- Simple bone fractures
- Nausea, vomiting, stomach viruses
Should I Go To Urgent Care or the Emergency Room?
A trip to the urgent care clinic does not replace a visit to the emergency room. The following situations are always required to be treated in an emergency department and include:
- Chest pain or pressure
- Difficulty breathing
- Fainting or loss of consciousness
- Severe bleeding
- Severe head, neck or back trauma
- Loss of limb or severe bone fracture
- Moderate to severe burns
No Appointments Needed For the Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic
Care is provided on a walk-in basis only in the urgent care clinic. Remember, the urgent care walk-in clinic is not a substitute for your primary care provider. For wellness check-ups, medication refills, physicals and for all other medical conditions you typically see your regular provider for, you will want to schedule an appointment during regular business hours.
For convenient, expert healthcare near you, visit our urgent care walk-in clinic in Creston and start feeling your best. Get directions to the Greater Regional Health urgent care clinic and view today's open urgent care hours.