Overview:

Welcome to the urgent care clinic. You will provide urgent care to established patients of primary care group physicians and resident physicians. Housestaff and faculty PCG patients are either self-referred or physician-referred to UC for acute, non-emergent problems.

 

Objectives:

  • Diagnose and manage common acute diseases encountered in the ambulatory setting.
  • Learn to triage patients to the appropriate settings, i.e., inpatient services, the emergency room, or outpatient follow-up.
  • Develop skills with common ambulatory procedures such as pelvic exams, I & D, joint aspirations and injections, etc.
  • Use the medical literature to support clinical decision making.
  • Learn appropriate telephone evaluation and follow up.
  • Function as an advocate for the patient.

 

Clinic Days & Times:  Please arrive on time!!!

Monday through Friday (appointment only), 8:00 AM – last patient seen and 1:00 PM – last patient seen (around 5 or 6); Saturday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM (these should be divided equally amongst your Urgent Care intern group so only one or two interns staff UC on Saturdays, prelims do not staff Sat UC)

All interns will get at least 1 half day for protected administrative time. These half days are scheduled based on clinic staffing.

 

Urgent Care – AM CLINIC INTERN

           Monday         Tuesday          Wednesday     Thursday        Friday

AM      SS/UC              clinic                clinic                teaching           clinic

PM      SS/UC              UC                   UC                   UC                   UC

 

Urgent Care – PM CLINIC INTERN

            Monday         Tuesday      Wednesday      Thursday        Friday

AM      SS/UC              UC                 UC                   teaching          UC

PM      SS/UC              clinic              UC                   clinic                clinic

 

Urgent Care – CHC INTERN      

            Monday         Tuesday        Wednesday     Thursday        Friday

AM      SS                      UC                 UC                 teaching           UC

PM      clinic                  clinic              clinic                UC                   UC

 

Urgent Care – PRELIM INTERN (no Saturdays)

          Monday         Tuesday          Wednesday     Thursday       Friday

AM      UC                   UC                   UC                   teaching          UC

PM      UC                   UC                   UC                   UC                   UC

 

Staff and phone numbers:

The staff members in urgent care are very knowledgeable and are an invaluable resource.

UC desk: 5-3379

 

Documentation:

Document a brief note in Epic using the “urgent care” note template.  Then forward your note to the attending and the PCP for the patient (in patient follow-up tab).  Do NOT close the encounter; the attending will do this for you.

 

Schedules

Find Urgent care schedule under DCAM Internal Medicine – Urgent Care clinic. Open patient encounters from this schedule

 

Follow up:

Keep a log of the patients you see and follow up on all tests you order on patients.  Add addendum to urgent care notes with phone call or follow letter results. Interns can also use a telephone note if the urgent care encounter is already closed. Telephone encounters and addendums can be closed by residents.

 

Resources:

EKG’s, UA, U preg, and some meds can be ordered and provided in the clinic.  Please make clinic staff aware what you need and they will help you.