The CORE Institute has announced it will begin providing orthopedic urgent care services at its Phoenix area locations in order to help ease the anticipated burden coming to emergency rooms, urgent care centers and hospitals.
Many hospitals around the Valley are anticipating a surge in new patients with COVID-19-related symptoms, according to press release. The nation and world are in the midst of a pandemic with many organizations closing as a way to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The locations are equipped with on-site X-Ray, casting, splinting and suture kits and are staffed by the area’s top orthopedic specialists. Additionally, telemedicine options will be available soon for those wanting to receive care from their home.
As Arizona has begun to see businesses encouraging employees to work from home, school closings and residents modifying their fitness routines, the likelihood for orthopedic injuries and need for orthopedic care in the community shows no signs of diminishing.
However, what is likely to diminish is the capability for hospitals and their emergency rooms and urgent care centers to allocate resources to orthopedic conditions, a release claims.
“As part of our continued commitment to our community we felt it our obligation, both to the residents of the Phoenix area and the local hospital systems, to offer our services in the most beneficial way possible in this time of need,” CEO of The CORE Institute Dr. David Jacofsky said in a prepared statement.
“As the number of COVID-19 cases is likely to grow, the emergency rooms and the hospitals will need to dedicate more time, specialists, equipment and beds to these patients. We want to make sure we free up these hospitals to let them do what they do best. By treating patients with orthopedic needs in our clinics and not in the hospital emergency rooms, we can help them conserve these invaluable resources and simultaneously protect patients.”
The CORE Institute’s Urgent Ortho service will treat patients on a walk-in basis with no appointment needed. Their expert team will treat all orthopedic and sports injuries, including sprains and strains, back and neck injuries, hand and wrist injuries, shoulder, knee, hip or any other bone or joint injury. The locations also offer onsite bracing, splinting and casting.