LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - IU Health Arnett has announced plans to consolidate its three Urgent Care Centers into two locations.
The urgent care center located at 2600 Greenbush Street in Lafayette, is the only portion of the building that will be closing its services. Administrators hope the move will allow for the potential expansion of primary care services at the Greenbush location.
“We are continually evaluating our services and reallocating resources to best serve the community while being responsive to the changing healthcare climate,” said I.U. Health Arnett Urgent Care Department Chair, Dr. Kishan Patel. Additionally, call-ahead appointment hours will be extended beginning Nov. 1. Established IU Health Arnett patients can call ahead for appointments 7 a.m to 5 p.m. every day by calling (765) 448 - 8100.”
According to the release, the recent opening of the West Lafayette I.U. Health Arnett Urgent Care location has created the capacity to allow for the consolidation.
WLFI reached out to I.U. Health spokeswoman Kier Crites. She refused to comment on whether any employees will lose their job because of the consolidation.
Some patients who have used the urgent care recently, said it will be inconvenient to drive to either the west side or south side locations.
"I called the pediatrician, his pediatrician was on vacation, the rest of the pediatricians were booked, so we had to go to urgent care. It was just very convenient," said Amy Rossiter.
"It limits choices and there's not another one right here in this area, other than going to the ER and that's way expensive," said Tina Fleener.
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