published Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Most Erlanger facilities are open again

by Emily Bregel

The majority of Erlanger Health System offices and services are open for business today, though some opened late, according to an Erlanger news release.

Patients with medical appointments this week are still encouraged to call Erlanger physician offices and services for hours of operation.

All elective surgery services are now open at Erlanger Baroness, T.C.Thompson Children’s Hospital and Erlanger East campus.

Erlanger East Urgent Care on Gunbarrel Road is again open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Chattanooga Lifestyle Center opened at noon today, and all Moore and King Pharmacies, except for the Brainerd Road pharmacy, are now open.

All imaging services (mammography, ultra sound, nuclear medicine, CT scans and X-ray) are open throughout the Erlanger system.

The Dodson Avenue and Southside Community Health Centers are now open, as is Workforce Corporate Health.

Contin-U-Care Home Health continues to do home visits throughout the region.

The Blood Assurance office at the Erlanger Baroness Campus is open. Staff members are strongly encouraging employees, physicians and any other visitors to stop by and donate blood due to the critical need at this time, the release said.

The after-hours Urgent Care Center at T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital will reopen tonight beginning at 6 p.m.

Open from 6 p.m. to midnight, seven days a week, this pediatric after-hours clinic, adjacent to the children’s hospital ER, serves walk-in patients and those re-directed from ERs who do not require emergency care. It is staffed by the same physicians and staff who provide emergency services at Children’s Hospital.

about Emily Bregel...

Health care reporter Emily Bregel has worked at the Chattanooga Times Free Press since July 2006. She previously covered banking and wrote for the Life section. Emily, a native of Baltimore, Md., earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Columbia University. She received a first-place award for feature writing from the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists’ Golden Press Card Contest for a 2009 article about a boy with a congenital heart defect. She ...

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