Ortho Express is our same day appointment clinic in Winchester at our main office at 128 Medical Circle. Ortho Express will be open 8:30 to 4:30 M-F to see your sprains, strains and fractures and features the currently well-known providers of Winchester Orthopaedic Associates. We encourage you to use Ortho Express as an alternative to the ER for non-emergent conditions when you need orthopaedic care immediately. Call 540-667-8975 for an appointment to be seen generally within 24 hours.
When it comes to injuries, many are quick to head to their local emergency room for what they deem â€śquick and exceptional care for their critical needsâ€ť. While this is exactly why emergency rooms exist, the problem healthcare faces today is that roughly $14 billion are lost due to unnecessary visits. A report from Truven Health Analytics shows that out of 6.5 million emergency room visits made by commercially insured individuals under the age of 65 in 2010, only 29 percent actually required immediate attention from the ER. Out of these visits, 41 percent received care from the ER that could have been provided in a primary care setting.
In an attempt to combat these unnecessary expenditures, Winchester Orthopaedic Associates, as have several other hospitals and practices throughout the country, have begun opening Urgent Care clinics providing care for situations requiring immediate attention. These clinics, unlike emergency rooms, allow patients to be seen in an urgent setting by their physicians. With a personal physician, patients are able to receive the important care they need in a setting where physicians know patient history and have immediate access to individual patient records. Patients also see the benefits of an urgent care offering when it comes to financial responsibilities; the average ER visit can cost around $1,049, while the average urgent care visit due to a sprain or strain is normally under $500.
Will See at Ortho Express:
- Sudden pain in the joint or muscle
- Sports-related injury
- Work-related injury
- Upper & Lower extremity
Won’t See at Ortho Express:
- Multiple Trauma (auto accident/3+ injury sites)
- Rib injury
- Head injury
- Open fractures (when a bone penetrates the skin)
- Infectious disease; cold/flu
- Chest Pain
- Chronic pain
- Medicine refills
- Missed appointments