The Treasure Valley’s first 24-hour urgent care center will open later this month.
As BoiseDev first reported in the summer of 2019, Saltzer Health built a new always-open urgent medical clinic at Ten Mile Crossing in Meridian. After it opens on December 14, the new center will never close — part of Saltzer’s ‘medical campus’ off Ten Mile.
Saving ER visits
The urgent care facility gives patients who need medical care during the night an option short of visiting the emergency department of a local hospital. The Saltzer center will also add some features beyond a typical urgent care facility.
“Our Ten Mile Urgent Care team members have extra training and can provide services beyond a typical urgent care,” Saltzer urgent care clinic director Stacy Chessmore said. “We can treat many medical conditions and save our patients from unnecessary trips to the valley’s busy hospital emergency rooms.”
Medical staff can treat typical cold and flu symptoms, as well as strains, sprains and fractures – and other non-life-threatening medical issues. Service is offered without an appointment, and patients can walk-in for service at any time.
This is Saltzer’s fifth urgent care center, with two more set to open soon and at least one other on the drawing board.
The medical campus will also include a surgery center, medical imaging, physician’s offices, and other services.
Saltzer Health became part of Salt Lake City-based non-profit Intermountain Healthcare in October. Intermountain had proposed to merge with South Dakota-based Sanford Health, but late last week, the two groups called the merger off.