UR Medicine Thompson Health’s Farmington and Newark centers now offer the option to stay home

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UR Medicine Thompson Health’s urgent care centers in Farmington and Newark are now offering a telehealth option for patients who have immediate health concerns and who would prefer to remain at home.

Located at 1160 Corporate Drive in Farmington and 800 W. Miller St in Newark, the centers are affiliated with F.F. Thompson Hospital.

Both centers continue to accept walk-in patients with urgent care needs, with measures in place to ensure safety, a release from UR Medicine Thompson Health notes. The added availability of telehealth means patients can call from home and — in many situations — arrange for either a phone or video option with a healthcare provider. Many healthcare insurers are now covering telehealth (both telephone and video visits) to help people maintain access to care during the pandemic.

Telehealth will be available for both locations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and from 9 to 5 p.m. weekends. In-person hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays for Farmington and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays for Newark. Both locations have in-person hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

According to Thompson Health, issues that can be addressed via telehealth include:

• Allergies

• Asthma

• Bronchitis

• Cough, cold, fever and flu

• Pinkeye (conjunctivitis)

• Rash

• Sore throat

• Toothache

• Urinary tract infections

Farmington Urgent Care can be reached at 585-924-1510 and Newark Urgent Care can be reached at 315-226-8900. For more information, visit ThompsonHealth.com/UrgentCare.