“Increasing our operating hours helps patients with non-life-threatening conditions receive the necessary care they need when their primary-care physician is not available,” says Gary Zufelt, CEO of Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation. “As a patient-focused and convenience-focused network of care, we know expanding evening and weekend hours will add tremendous value to the East Contra Costa County community.”
Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 9 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sutter Urgent Care Center’s board-certified physicians and staff can treat patients with non-life-threatening conditions, including sore throats, cold and flu, vomiting, diarrhea, cuts and abrasions, sprains and strains, bruises and bumps, asthma, headaches, ear infections, urinary tract infections and back pain.
Knowing estimated wait times can help patients decide where to seek urgent care services. The new wait time tool that appears on the left hand side of the Sutter Urgent Care website provides an estimate of the approximate wait time based on patients who are already in a room. Urgent Care staff updates wait times every 30 to 60 minutes.
“Your time is valuable, so if you or a loved one have a minor medical problem, we want to get you treated and on with life,” said Zufelt. “Leave it to Sutter Urgent Care to deliver convenient, high-quality health care when you need it.”