Healthier Together

Fall 2016 issue
 
     
Access | Providing you quality care that’s easier to access

Access | Providing you quality care that’s easier to access

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You want affordable choices, convenient options and easier access to care sites, providers and specialists. It’s our job to ensure your healthcare teams are available when and where you need them. So to better meet your needs, Novant Health UVA Health System offers more providers and services that are easier to access.

First, most of your healthcare needs can be taken care of close to home. And if you need highly specialized services and procedures not offered locally, our new regional Health System provides access to a portfolio of specialties at UVA Health System in Charlottesville.

And sometimes a specialist will travel to your local medical office. For children with cancer, for instance, a UVA Health System hematologist-oncologist is available once a month for consults at a pediatrics clinic in Haymarket.

Likewise, patients in Culpeper now have direct access to the latest diagnostic and interventional procedures for heart attack and stroke at Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center and Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center.

Greater convenience, more options

Specialty services close to home are important to patients and so is quick, convenient care when the unexpected happens. Newly opened urgent care and express care clinics provide walk-in treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses. These clinics are open seven days a week, including evenings.

“Patients appreciate having a local clinic when they have a minor illness,” said Erica English, a physician assistant at the Novant Health UVA Health System Express Care - Marshall in Fauquier County. “We see children and adults for anything from a sports physical to treatment for sore throats, rashes and colds.”

Easier access to care also means seeing your primary care provider when you need to. That’s why same-day appointments are now available at many medical offices. In 2017, you will see more providers offering e-visits and, eventually, video visits as well.

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