When should I take my kid to Convenient Care? Answers to this question – and many others – with Christie Clinic’s Dr. Ben Johnston
Editor’s note: As of April 1, Christie Clinic Convenient Care is now operating out of the Christie Clinic in Urbana and Christie Clinic in Danville on Vermilion locations. Not sure where to go? The Christie Clinic Hotline (217-366-4070) will direct you to the appropriate location for your needed services.
It’s a scary time to have a kid with an acute need to see a doctor or other practitioner. Just a few weeks ago, a trip to Convenient Care for a routine illness or injury was, as the kids say, NBD; no big deal. Of course that seems like ages ago now.
Christie Clinic wants parents to know that healthcare providers are still available to see children (and adults) for other issues unrelated to the current situation. Depending on the situation, that might mean an in-person visit, or another type of medical consult.
We spoke to Dr. Ben Johnston about when parents shouldn’t wait; what could be minor now and treatable, could escalate into something much more serious if left untreated.
Dr. Johnston also shares how Christie Clinic Convenient Care (and other departments) are preparing to care for all individuals that need treatment while limiting potential exposure to more significant conditions.
Please note we conducted this interview on March 31; this information is fluid and subject to change.
Here’s the website Dr. Johnston suggests using for up-to-date information related to health concerns. https://emedicine.medscape.com/
Any suspected Coronavirus patients should CALL the Christie Clinic Hotline (217-366-4070) for instructions prior to arriving at any Christie Clinic location. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Coronavirus testing and provider assessment locations are separate from all other Christie Clinic services.