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New: Urgent Care At Your Door The newest service in health care service is called Dispatch Care instead of calling 911to sit in the ER for hours or packing up and heading to Urgent Care to sit and wait in the cold waiting room for your name to be called. Then you sit in a sterile room for another period of time waiting for the doctor. This new service has you call Dispatch Health with your parent's symptoms and the nurse and EMT will be dispatched to the patient's location of need. Typically, DispatchHealth's branded vehicle will arrive within an hour and provide quality care ranging from IV treatments, stitches or sutures, assessment of common ailments, and more. Finally, after the treatment is complete, DispatchHealth in Denver, will call in any prescriptions, compile ?discharge? paperwork, send results to the patient's primary care physician, and complete follow-up in three days and 30 days. The senior can wait in the comfort of their home and the service is a faction of the cost to of a trek to a medical clinic. Listen to the highlights of this exciting service on July 28th at 10am MT on BlogTalk Radio. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/karenowenlee/2016/07/28/new-urgent-care-your-door
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