The Medical Screen Option provides patients with the best connection of care for their condition. The steps are as follows:
- Enter the Emergency Room as usual. During the standard triage process, your condition will be evaluated on a level of 1-5. 1 is extremly urgent and 5 is not urgent at all. Patients that are at a level of 5 – not a medical emergency at all – will have options to choose from for their continued care:
- They can stay and be treated, but will neeed to make arrangements for pay for our services (self pay, insurance, financial arrangements with our assistance.)
- Allow us to schedule and appointment within 24-48 hours with their physician or at PRMC’s Peterson Community Care. If you do not have a primary care physician and would like us to assist you in find one, we will provide a list of physicians accepting new patients.
At this time, if you enter the Emergency Room and are determined to have a level 1-4, we will assist you as expected and standard for emergency room practices. This entire process only pertains to non-emergent visits coming through the ER.
For a full explanation of the process and benefits, click here for a summary authored by ER staff member and RN, Nick Clark.
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