PHOENIX (April 17, 2020) – Banner Health is now offering Banner Urgent Care – non-respiratory locations at select urgent care sites in Phoenix, Tucson and in Northern Colorado. Like all Banner Urgent Care facilities, these particular locations are open to the general public, offering treatment for most common illness and non-emergent injuries, including broken bones, insect bites and lacerations. However, Banner Urgent Care – non-respiratory locations are not intended to treat patients with respiratory complaints such as COVID-19.
“The intention of this service is to prevent our patients and staff from potentially being exposed to a respiratory illness such as COVID-19, especially those who may be susceptible to the virus because of a pre-existing medical condition,” said Katrina Catto, CEO of Banner Urgent Care and occupational health. “Everyone who comes to a Banner Urgent Care – non-respiratory location will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before they can enter the building. If it’s determined that they could possibly have the signs and symptoms of the infection, we’ll re-direct them to their primary care physician or a designated specimen collection site where they can get the proper testing.”
Banner Urgent Care – non-respiratory locations include:
Because of the nature of the COVID-19 virus and its potential spread, Banner Health can’t guarantee that patients who are seen at a designated Banner Urgent Care – non-respiratory location have not been exposed to COVID-19, or that patients who do not show signs and symptoms are free of the COVID-19 infection.
Catto added, “In addition to screening people for COVID-19 before they enter, to help prevent the spread of this virus we’ll take reasonable precautions, including requiring patient, visitor and staff masking, and practicing social distancing.”
For more information about Banner Urgent Care – non-respiratory locations, please go to www.BannerHealth.com/nonrespiratoryclinics
Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 28 acute-care hospitals, Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, academic and employed physician groups, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services; including Banner Urgent Care, family clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com.
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