Need a Doctor? Here’s Where To Go at UnityPoint Health – Meriter

Whether you’re sick, injured or just in need of an annual physical, there are several options for care. It can be difficult to know where to go for care at UnityPoint Health – Meriter, so here’s a quick guide on where to go for your medical needs.

After-Hours Care

Urgent or walk-in care treats minor medical problems and injuries that are not life-threatening, but need the attention of a health care provider on the same day. Urgent care is available after hours, weekends and holidays.

UnityPoint Health – Meriter offers a weekend After-Hours Clinic that is located on Level 2 of the hospital campus at 202 S Park St. in Madison. The clinic is open Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What can I be seen for at the After- Hours Clinic?

  • Allergies
  • Burns
  • Coughs
  • Cuts (that may require stitches)
  • Earaches or ear infections
  • Fevers
  • Minor injuries
  • Fractures, sprains
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs) or yeast infections
  • Sore throats, colds or flu

It’s important to note that the After-Hours Clinic is not an alternative or replacement for the emergency department, but offers the ability to get care after primary care clinic hours without an appointment for patients of all ages.

Emergency Treatment

The UnityPoint Health – Meriter emergency department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and is available to people of all ages who need emergency treatment. Emergency departments treat severe and/or life-threatening conditions and should not be used for routine care or minor ailments.

When should someone go to the emergency department?

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Weakness to one side of the body or difficulty speaking
  • Poisoning
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Severe, unaccustomed headache
  • Chemical injuries
  • Broken bones or head injuries

Preventative or Routine Care

Your primary care clinic provider should be your first call in non- emergency situations. Your clinic team knows you and your health history best.

When establishing care with a provider, patients can choose to see a family medicine provider or an internal medicine provider, also known as an internalist.

You can see a primary care doctor for:

  • Annual physicals
  • Care for an ongoing health concern
  • When you are sick with a cold or the flu, or other respiratory illness
  • Preventative care
  • To receive immunizations
  • Sports physicals
  • Medication refills

To find a primary care provider at UnityPoint Health – Meriter, visit unitypoint.org to search for a provider or clinic location nearest you.

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