After six months of operation and an overwhelming response from the community,
Gunnison Valley Health Urgent Care is exceeding patient numbers and starting
Gunnison Valley Health’s Urgent Care Director Mary Sawyer, AGACNP-BC,
FNP-C, said the need for urgent care was identified by the community and
having the service as a part of the larger health system fosters true
continuity of care for every patient who comes through the door.
“Having the ability to see ill and injured people at our urgent care
facilities in Gunnison and Crested Butte, which are backed by the entire
healthcare system, promotes continuity of care for urgent and emergent
needs at both ends of the Valley,” Sawyer said. “Because we
are all a part of the Gunnison Valley Health team, we have access to more
resources and offer easier access and a less stressful experience for
people in need of more than is available through urgent care.”
Since its opening in August of 2020, Gunnison Valley Health Urgent Care
has received an increasing number of visits from members of the community,
to the point that work has started on an expansion that will create more
exam and treatment rooms.
“We are so thankful to the members of the Gunnison community who
have supported us and trusted us to meet their healthcare needs,”
A dedicated group of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants staff
the urgent care. The providers are employees of Gunnison Valley Health
who understand the needs of the community because it is the place they
Dr. Doug Yeakel, the Urgent Care Medical Director, highlighted the qualifications
and experience of the urgent care providers.
“The providers at our urgent care facilities are Nurse Practitioners
and Physician Assistants who are all graduate-level trained and board
certified,” Yeakel said. “Each of these professionals brings
incredible experience and skill to the clinic.”
Gunnison Valley Health’s Urgent Care in Gunnison is open Monday to
Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.
Gunnison Valley Health’s Mountain Clinic in Crested Butte is open
seasonally 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Urgent care is a walk-in
clinic available for the treatment of minor injuries and illnesses without
having to make an appointment.
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