Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) is now offering Walk-In Services as an option for urgent, but non-emergency medical needs. These visits are available Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 pm for patients ages 2 and up. Patients can check in at the Hospital’s Central Registration, through the main entrance.
Some of the conditions that can be diagnosed and treated through Walk-In Services are minor cuts and burns, urinary tract infections, strains and sprains, minor fractures, rashes and ear, sinus and eye infections. In addition, x-ray and lab services are available on site for timely results and further diagnosis.
If a patient’s symptoms indicate the possible need for care in the Emergency Department, a nurse will be on hand to evaluate to determine if their condition calls for transfer to ED.
“We look forward to providing high-quality care for our patients through our new Walk-In Services,” said Joseph Perras, MD, CEO and Chief Medical Officer at MAHHC. “Regardless of whether you are experiencing a minor injury or a mild illness, our providers can assist in a timely manner for quicker relief than waiting for an appointment during clinic hours, and also help you avoid the higher cost of an Emergency Department visit. It is important to your overall health that you do not postpone care or ignore symptoms needing prompt medical attention.”
Since the start of the pandemic, MAHHC has taken every measure to ensure a safe and clean experience for both patients and staff. Patients experiencing life-threatening symptoms should always go to their closest emergency department or dial 911. Screening for COVID-19 symptoms is ongoing at MAHHC.
About Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
Founded in 1933, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) is a not-for-profit community hospital network in Vermont including the critical access-designated Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Historic Homes of Runnemede, a senior residential care campus, in Windsor, as well as the Ottauquechee Health Center in Woodstock. A member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system, MAHHC provides primary care and a comprehensive suite of specialty services, along with 25 inpatient beds, a therapeutic pool and an acclaimed, fully modernized 10-bed Acute Rehabilitation Center. Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is dedicated to improving the lives of those it serves and is at the hub of a wide network of community resources that have partnered to cover gaps in services, and improve overall population health. One of the largest employers in the area, MAHHC acknowledges its employees as its greatest asset and has been recognized by the Governor’s Office with an Excellence in Worksite Wellness award.
Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), is a recent recipient of Best Practice recognition by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) for health care quality, and is recognized by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as one of the “Most Wired” hospitals for integration of technology to boost clinical performance. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded MAHHC with Level 3 status, the highest level of medical home designation.