December 12, 2012
St. Joseph’s in Breese is always there to serve the community, round-the-clock, seven days a week. However, a few departments have limited hours or are closed Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Day.
Priority Care, at 14505 State Route 127 North between Carlyle Wal-Mart and Dollar General, will be open regular hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day when hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The hospital-sponsored facility provides high quality, cost effective walk-in care for all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Although prepared to offer a wide range of medical care, anyone with a severe medical condition should call 911 or visit the nearest Emergency Room.
Priority Care opened in 2010, broke ground for a permanent structure in 2011 and moved into the new building in 2012. The building also houses a primary care physician’s office where internal medicine specialist Alberto Butalid, MD, a member of the St. Joseph-Breese medical staff and HSHS Medical Group, now sees private patients.
The facility is staffed with physicians from the same group that provides care in the hospital’s Emergency Room, plus hospital Laboratory and Medical Imaging staff. The Friends of St. Joseph’s in Breese underwrote the estimated $95,000 in X-ray equipment so that service could be provided at that location.
Many of the services are covered by insurance but anyone using the facility should be aware that urgent care centers such as Priority Care are in a different category than a physician’s office or Emergency Room and higher co-pays may be required.
To contact Priority Care, call 594-4949.
The St. Joseph-Breese HealthPlex, north of the hospital along Jamestown Road, will be open from 6 a.m. to 12 noon Christmas Eve, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve and closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Regular hours, from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday and closed Sundays, will be in effect all other days
HealthPlex gift certificates remain available for holiday giving. Certificates are available in increments of $30 and can be used for the central exercise area and classes (Yoga, etc.) but not for medical services at the HealthPlex such as Senior Renewal, Cardiac Rehab or Physical Therapy.
For more information, contact Marion at 526-5628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gift certificates for massage therapy are also available at the HealthPlex. For details, contact 526-5436 or email@example.com.
Senior Renewal at the HealthPlex will be open limited hours Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and open regular hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. all other days.
For more information, contact 526-5699 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outpatient Registration will be open from 6 a.m. to 12 noon Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The regular schedule, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 6 a.m. to 12 noon Saturdays and closed Sunday, will be followed all other days.
When the Outpatient Center is closed, patients may register in the Business Office in the hospital’s main lobby or, after 8 p.m., in the Emergency Room.
For more information, contact the Business Office at 526-5329 or email@example.com.