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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF September 8, 2017 | Archived Issues

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New Walk-in Clinic Eases Employees' Access to Care

Physician Assistant Dinah Irani checks on a patient at the recently opened onsite, walk-in medical clinic for employees.

A new onsite, walk-in medical clinic for employees is making it easier — and faster — for Cedars-Sinai staff members to access urgent care services before their shifts start or after their shifts are over.

The clinic is in the West Medical Office Tower at 8635 W. Third St., Suite 295W, and is open from 7-9 a.m. Monday through Friday. There, clinic staff treat only Cedars-Sinai employees experiencing common, non-emergency illnesses and injuries.

Employees are served on a first-come, first-served basis, and should bring their badges and insurance information with them when visiting. No appointments are necessary, and there is no copayment for the visit, regardless of insurance coverage.

"What we want to do is provide dedicated, enhanced access for employees early in the morning," said Mary Clare Lingel, vice president of Strategic Integration. "We want to make it easy for them to get the care they need so they can continue caring for our patients and families."

Since opening in July, the clinic has been well received, treating a handful of patients a day, Lingel said. Access to the electronic medical record ensures visit information is shared with a patient’s primary care physician.

The clinic provides a close, convenient alternative for medical center staff members who do not need an emergency level of care. Depending on how much employees use the new clinic, the Medical Network will adapt to meet their needs.

The walk-in clinic does not replace employee flu vaccination clinics. Watch The Bridge for information on how to get your flu vaccines.

In addition to this clinic, there are several other convenient options for care for staff members:

  • In addition to Playa Vista, urgent care is also available in Beverly Hills and Culver City. Copayments are waived.
  • Employees under Anthem plans can access LiveHealth Online through Anthem’s website or mobile phone app to video conference with a physician, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is no copay.
  • If your illness or injury is job-related, or if you think you might be infectious to co-workers or patients, you can visit Employee Health Services in the Steven Spielberg Building. Copayments are waived.
  • You also can schedule an appointment with your primary care physician by phone or through My CS-Link™. Many physicians offer same-day appointments.