2015-04-14 / Front Page

After-Hours Clinic Opens April 20 Inside Putnam County Hospital

Putnam Prompt Care, an acute after-hours clinic located inside Putnam County Hospital, will begin seeing patients on Monday, April 20.

Putnam Prompt Care will be open seven days a week, Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. No appointment will be necessary for the after-hours clinic, where board certified family nurse practitioners and physician assistants will provide care. While receiving care at Putnam Prompt Care will be typically less expensive and quicker than a trip to the Emergency Department, patients will have the same access to the hospital’s state-of-the-art technology, such as laboratory and x-ray services, if need be.

Putnam Prompt Care is a high-quality, low-cost option to the Emergency Department for treating minor illnesses and injuries to adults and children over two months of age. Below are general guidelines to help differentiate when to receive care from Putnam Prompt Care, and when a visit to the Emergency Department is in your best interest:

Emergency Department

Life threatening emergencies

Chest pain

Difficulty breathing

Obvious fractures

Severe bleeding

Pregnancy complications

Mental status change/ stroke symptoms


Severe abdominal pain

Severe headache

Severe lacerations/amputations

Pain exacerbations

Putnam Prompt Care

Sinus infection
Sore throat

Earache/ear wax impaction

Seasonal allergies/mild asthma

Pink eye/Mild eye complaints

Minor cut closure

Bladder infections

Minor burns/sunburns

Skin infections/rashes/ bug bites


Minor abdominal complaints

Simple foreign body removal

Sprains and strains

Acute gynecological exam

Putnam Prompt Care will accept most insurance plans. Please ask the receptionist to check on your specific plan. Co-pays will apply. Cash, check and credit card payments will all be accepted. For more information on Putnam Prompt Care, visit www.pchosp.org or call 765-655- 2686.

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