Granger Urgent Care goes 24 hours a day - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

Granger Urgent Care goes 24 hours a day

Posted:

It's the first of its kind in Michiana and it could save you time and money. A Granger urgent care facility just expanded its schedule to 24 hours a day. Med-Point in Granger is now Med-Point24. It now offers service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

"I think this could be a start of something new. We are the first to do it," says John Jenkins, Practice Manager.

Jenkins expects this health care trend to take off soon, since it saves patients time and money. For example, the average co-pay at the emergency room is about 200 dollars. A trip to urgent care will cost about fifty dollars. He says it also benefits area hospitals.

"Our goal is to capture patients that can be seen in urgent care in town and relive some pressure on both of the E-R's in town," says Jenkins.

"The more options, the better, especially with health care," says Jeffrey Stoneburner, South Bend paramedic captain.

Stoneburner says expanding the hours at an urgent care adds value to the community and can save everyone more time.

Memorial Health System wants to stress if you have a serious medical emergency, you still need to go to the Emergency Room. If you have an injury or sickness, urgent care is the place to go.

If you go to urgent care and your situation gets worse, Med-point24 has a plan in place. They will contact the fire department and they will then transport patients to the Emergency Room.

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center says Med-Point24 hours will not affect their emergency room traffic.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Elkhart County Sheriff warns of budget and staffing danger

    Elkhart County Sheriff warns of budget and staffing danger

    Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers says the budget issues the county has been dealing with are having a dramatic impact on law enforcement, and he wants it fixed.The Sheriff says no one on staff has seenMore >>
    Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers says the budget issues the county has been dealing with are having a dramatic impact on law enforcement, and he wants it fixed.The Sheriff says no one on staff has seenMore >>
  • FOX28 News Alert

    UPDATE: Additional suspect in toddler shooting arrested, 1 still at large

    UPDATE: Additional suspect in toddler shooting arrested, 1 still at large

    County Metro Homicide tells FOX28 that one of the suspects wanted in connection with the death of John Swoveland, Jr., has been arrested. Police say 19-year-old Robert Griffin was taken into custody.More >>
    County Metro Homicide tells FOX28 that one of the suspects wanted in connection with the death of John Swoveland, Jr., has been arrested. Police say 19-year-old Robert Griffin was taken into custody at Hickory Villiage apartments in Mishawaka this afternoon.More >>
  • Police: 12-year-old shot in cross fire in Benton Township

    Police: 12-year-old shot in cross fire in Benton Township

    The Benton Charter Township Police Department says a 12-year-old was shot in Benton Township.Police say it happened Friday afternoon in the 1,000 block of Harbor Court.They say two men were fighting and fired shots. A 12-year-old girl, who police say wasn't directly involved, was shot.She was taken to the hospital where police say she is stable.Police have arrested 24-year-old Jakeeme Griffin and 18-year-old Juan Hassel Junior for firearms violations.More >>
    The Benton Charter Township Police Department says a 12-year-old was shot in Benton Township.Police say it happened Friday afternoon in the 1,000 block of Harbor Court.They say two men were fighting and fired shots. A 12-year-old girl, who police say wasn't directly involved, was shot.She was taken to the hospital where police say she is stable.Police have arrested 24-year-old Jakeeme Griffin and 18-year-old Juan Hassel Junior for firearms violations.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

WSJV-TV FOX 28
58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.