PIH Health, a regional healthcare delivery network based in Whittier, Calif., will host an open house for its new urgent care facility in Hacienda Heights on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 12 noon to 2 pm. The event is designed to let community residents know about this new service and educate them about the differences between urgent care and emergency room services.
PIH Health leadership and elected officials, such as Los Angeles County Supervisor Dan Knabe and State Assemblymember Ian Calderon, will be on hand to welcome community members interested in learning how the new facility, located at 1850 S. Azusa Ave. in Hacienda Heights, will serve residents in the area and surrounding cities of Whittier, La Puente, Rowland Heights, La Habra and the City of Industry.
"Our new Urgent Care Center in Hacienda Heights was designed with the community's healthcare needs in mind," said Mark Magged MD, Medical Director of PIH Health Urgent Care. "We encourage residents to take a few minutes out of their busy weekend to stop by our open house to learn more about the practical and affordable healthcare that will be available at this amazing facility."
The PIH Health Urgent Care Center will allow patients who have non-life threatening illnesses or injuries to receive prompt medical care. No appointments are necessary and treatment at the urgent care facility will generally be faster and more economical than visiting a hospital emergency room. Common conditions that can be treated in the PIH Health Urgent Care Center include cold and flu symptoms, respiratory and sinus infections, mild asthma attacks and minor cuts, fractures and sprains. X-ray and lab testing services are available on-site as well.
The free, family-friendly event will feature music, a kid's slide and balloon artists, face painting, food trucks and giveaways. All ages are welcomed to attend and meet PIH Health staff who will be on-hand to educate the community on the distinct services and financial advantages offered by the new urgent care facility.
Founded in 1959, PIH Health is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) regional healthcare delivery network. More than 50 years later, PIH Health continues to maintain a sense of community and family-like culture where patients are the top priority and employees, physicians and volunteers are proud to be affiliated with such an organization. PIH Health serves residents of Los Angeles and Orange Counties as well as the San Gabriel Valley area offering a wide range of services, including over 150 primary care physicians who provide general medicine and preventative care; access to emergency and urgent care, home health services and hospice; and a network of over 180 specialists in accessible and welcoming neighborhood locations.
PIH Health is committed to remaining at the forefront of healthcare advances, including technology, medical equipment and top-notch facilities and amenities to benefit patients and staff alike. Its highly trained and compassionate physicians, nurses, clinicians, staff and volunteers work tirelessly and collaboratively every day to be the communities' health and wellness partner. For more information, please the PIH Health website at visit PIHHealth.org.