St. Joseph Mercy Saline Providing Urgent Care

. June 3, 2014.

The new St. Joseph Mercy Saline Urgent Care Center opened its doors in April to provide families with a facility for walk-in medical care. After undergoing a transformation from emergency center to an urgent care facility, St. Joseph Mercy Saline is waiting with open arms for parents with non-emergency medical needs including sprains, wounds requiring stitches, rashes, colds and flu.

“The transition to an urgent care center was primarily due to the decline in the need of emergency services. We were seeing less than seven patients between 11pm and 7am each night,” said St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston Chief Operating Officer Robin Damschroder, who oversees the Saline facility. “What we determined was that many of these patients could be treated by an urgent care physician.”

Some outpatient services such as x-rays and blood draws will continue at the facility and the community health center onsite will continue to serve as a resource for education on topics such as drug prevention, nutrition and exercise classes.

In cases where patients show up requiring emergency services, they can be transferred to St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor or Chelsea Community Hospital.

"If a patient shows up with chest pain or some form of emergency, we are there ready to make a transfer,” Damschroder said. “If someone comes to the facility with an emergency case, our team will be sure to take care of them.”

Hours of operation are 8am-8pm seven days a week. 400 Russell St., Saline. 734-429-1500