Health care providers ask people to redirect urgent care out of the hospitals
Thursday, November 19, 2020

As we see COVID-19 cases rise, it's a reminder that we all need to keep the hospital emergency rooms open as much as possible for those who need immediate intervention.

The team at OrthoCincy reminds us that, in some cases, if you have certain types of injuries, such as possible broken bones, sprains or other orthopedic-related injuries, they offer walk-in urgent care.

This not only would likely reduce your odds of being exposed to COVID-19 in a hospital emergency room, it also might shorten wait times and get you the kind of directed orthopedic care you need right away.

“We see sprains and strains. We see chronic arthritis. We will see backaches, spontaneous infections, certain significant fractures. These are generally what people are bringing to the urgent care center. We feel that certain things are very admittable to an orthopedic urgent care, staying away from the hospital emergency room where there could be more serious diseases. COVID-19 may be present. Let's stay away from the hospital as much as we can, and also we want to keep resources at the hospital that are needed,” said Dr. Bruce Holladay, an orthopedic surgeon at OrthoCincy.