Story courtesy of Deseret News. You can view it here.
When illness or injury strikes, it’s never a convenient time. Nearly every person has a story about rushing to the ER at 3 in the morning for one reason or another or waiting in an ER line to determine if the arm is just hurt badly or broken. According to one study, health professionals found anywhere between 13-27% of emergency room visits could’ve been taken care of at an urgent care clinic.
Anyone with children can tell you that packing up the whole family for one sick child’s urgent care visit is no cakewalk—in fact, it can be nervewracking to expose those kids to other sick people in the waiting room. For people who live alone, the thought of driving when you’re sick is not only daunting but also dangerous.
One Utah company is taking aim at all of these problems with one simple solution: let the health professional come to you.
Urgent care house calls
Local nurse practitioner, Darrin VansCoy, also found the process of urgent care to be burdensome for patients and their families. His new company, Urgent Care-A-Van LLC is a mobile urgent care clinic that comes directly to your home. The company brings advanced medical practitioners, supplies and procedural skills that would be found in emergency departments to your living room.
Whether you need a prescription, first dose of medication, IV fluids, stitches, treatment of a sprain, strain, fracture or infection, the Urgent Care-A-Van team of professionals can help.
How it works
It’s simple to get your health needs addressed by the Urgent Care-A-Van team. You’ll need to first request an appointment, either online or by calling 801-686-5898. After confirming your appointment time, you will receive an email with a link to complete general forms. Then you’re all set! The advanced medical professionals will come to you and help you start feeling better.
Their service areas
Currently, Urgent Care-A-Van is serving the metro Salt Lake area, spanning from Ogden to Point of the Mountain area. They also serve Eden, Huntsville and Park City areas. If your area isn’t currently covered, let them know you’d be interested in service near you.
Commonly treated ailments
While every person and situation is unique, the Urgent Care-A-Van team commonly treats the following conditions:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Sinus infection
- Food poisoning
- Back pain
- Muscle cramps
- Skin lesions
- STD exposure
These are just a few of the common problems their health professionals can treat.
Since healthcare can be complicated and frustrating for many, the Urgent Care-A-Van team wants to make it simple for everyone. Their self-pay price includes an in-person visit with their provider and a prescription, if needed, for $199.
Medicare and Medicaid is accepted and they will bill either company directly. Private insurance is not currently accepted.
Make your appointment today
Stay home when you’re sick and let the help come to you. Make an appointment with the Urgent Care-A-Van team and get back on the road to health as soon as possible. Visit their website or call 801-686-5898 to make an appointment or to learn more.
Darrin VansCoy DNP, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC
Darrin holds a clinical practicing doctorate degree and two separate nurse practitioner certifications. With over 11 years of medical experience, he has worked in hospital emergency departments, ICUs, interventional radiology suites, on Medevac helicopters, and in ambulances. In addition to his extensive experience, he also has a wide variety of specialized training making him the ideal person to treat urgent and emergent medical conditions.