PERRYSBURG, Ohio (WTVG) - For most, going to the emergency room is a last resort.
"(The) emergency room is one of the most expensive places you can go to seek care," Physician Assistant Stacey Vasko said.
But in times of need, where else are you supposed to go? Mercy Health is opening another walk-in primary care location in Perrysburg for just that.
"When you have sickness or illness that comes up, and your primary care doctor can't get you in the same day, that's what we're here for," Vasko added.
The walk-in, located at 1103 Village Square, will treat a variety of illnesses, like colds, flu and sore throats, but it will also see a number of sports injuries, like sprains and strains.
"We don't manage long-term illnesses," Vasko said. "We'll want you to follow up with your primary care to make sure you're getting what you need, but we can help you out in short-term, emergency type situations."
It also offers school and sports physicals, in addition to some work physicals.
The big question: how is this going to impact your wallet? According to practice administrators, it accepts most major insurances, and the copay will be more manageable than an ER visit.
"The copay would be like if you were to go to your primary care office, so the copay is going to be a lot lower than going to the ER or going to an urgent care," Practice Administrator Rachel Stone said. "We'll be able to give access to many patients in the community."
The Perrysburg Walk-In Primary Care will be open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m, and on Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. It will start accepting patients on Monday, September 16.
If the Perrysburg location, isn't convenient for you, check out these other walk-in locations:
Mercy Health, Oregon Walk-In Family Medicine
2735 Navarre Avenue
Mercy Health, Lambertville Walk-In Family Medicine
7581 Secor Road
Mercy Health, Perrysburg Walk-In Primary Care
1103 Village Square, Suite 100
Mercy Health, St. Vincent Walk-In Primary Care
2213 Cherry Street
For more information, call 419-SAMEDAY or visit mercy.com/locations/specialty-locations/walk-in-care-clinics.