Wyandot On Wheels Adding UrgentCare
Wyandot On Wheels Adding UrgentCare

Wyandot On Wheels Adding UrgentCare

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Wyandot On Wheels is offering UrgentCare on Wyandot Memorial Hospital’s mobile health services bus starting September 9.

“We can provide a wide variety of care,” WOW Coordinator Michelle Gullifer noted. “Need a physical? We can do it. Have an earache or sore throat? Got it. Concerned about your blood pressure? We’ll connect you with a medical provider and take care of you until your first appointment.”

UrgentCare on WOW will be billed to insurances with co-pays of cash, check or card accepted at the time of service.

WOW Expanding Hours

Along with adding UrgentCare in September, WOW is expanding its hours to be on site in Wyandot County area villages from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Carey Senior Depot will host WOW every Thursday. The first Wednesday of every month is WOW’s trip to the Wharton Church of God. On the second Wednesday, WOW is at the Forest VFW; and on the third Wednesday WOW travels to the Nevada United Methodist Church. The fourth Wednesday of every month finds WOW at the Harpster Township Hall.

Labs and Screenings Still Available

Lab draws for tests and community health screenings will continue as before, according to Gullifer. The physician-ordered lab draws are billed to patients’ insurances. The screenings are a special outreach offering of the hospital for low-cost services that are important indicators for disease and health status.

For $35, patients may have an automated CBC, full lipid profile, basic metabolic panel and AST/ALT. The screening checks hemoglobin, white cell count, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and ratio, glucose (blood sugar), electrolytes, kidney function and liver enzymes. For the most accurate results, participants will want to fast for 12 hours prior to the test. Water is permitted during the fast and encouraged to prevent dehydration.

Other blood tests are also available. The test for TSH and Free T4 at $25 checks thyroid function. The A1C test for $20 measures the average blood glucose for the past 2-3 months. The PSA for $15 measures prostate-specific antigen. These optional tests require no fasting.

Results for the community health screenings are mailed to participants.

Gullifer offers free blood pressure checks and schedules screening mammograms for early detection of cancer as well.

More Details

“We know some individuals have delayed having their medical care, regular physicals and lab tests performed during the pandemic, so it was crucial to add UrgentCare and expand our hours in their towns,” WOW Coordinator Michelle Gullifer stated.

Extra precautions are taken to protect patients visiting WOW during the pandemic, including frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces, accommodations for social distancing and a requirement to wear a mask or cloth face covering while on the bus.

Gullifer anticipates some questions about the additional services on WOW, and welcomes phone calls (419-294-4991, extension 1969), emails (mgullifer@wyandotmemorial.org) or visits to WOW for more information.