GMH opening Urgent Care Center on Tuesday - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

GMH opening Urgent Care Center on Tuesday

Posted: Updated:
 by Jolene Toves

Guam - The Urgent Care Center at the Guam Memorial Hospital will be opening its doors on Tuesday, January 20th.  According to Health Committee chair Senator Dennis Rodriguez it will benefit both the hospital and its patients.

He told KUAM News, "We looked at what the root of the problems are at the hospital and one of the biggest problem is that people use the emergency room as a clinic as an urgent care center so we know that a lot of those visits are not emergency they are urgent care matters so what we did was develop a plan to address that problem by having an urgent care center there."

Rodriguez says now that GMH will have an urgent care center costs for care will be lower. He says more importantly it is able to provide the community an appropriate level of care. According to Rodriguez the Urgent Care Center will be opening with limited service hours until otherwise determined. 

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Former Guam resident accused of Texas murder caught

    Former Guam resident accused of Texas murder caught

    A former Guam resident being accused for a murder in Central Texas is captured. 26 year old Joseph Manuel Blas was caught in California and is being held in an Orange County Central Jail awaiting extradition back to the Lone Star state. Harker Heights polMore >>
    A former Guam resident being accused for a murder in Central Texas is captured. 26 year old Joseph Manuel Blas was caught in California and is being held in an Orange County Central Jail awaiting extradition back to the Lone Star state. Harker Heights polMore >>
  • UOG hosts forum about prisoner recidivism

    UOG hosts forum about prisoner recidivism

    It was a frank discussion about a seldom talked about issue: the revolving door of inmates who keep coming back to prison. The University of Guam's Law 409 class hosted a forum on Identifying Solutions for Recidivism at the Department of Corrections. StakMore >>
    It was a frank discussion about a seldom talked about issue: the revolving door of inmates who keep coming back to prison. The University of Guam's Law 409 class hosted a forum on Identifying Solutions for Recidivism at the Department of Corrections. StakMore >>
  • Guam wears denim to stand against sexual violence, child abuse

    Guam wears denim to stand against sexual violence, child abuse

    To recognize and honor Sexual Violence Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month, we here at KUAM News are wearing denim for Denim Day. The fashion movement all comes from when an Italian court case overturned a rape conviction in 1998, after ruling the More >>
    To recognize and honor Sexual Violence Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month, we here at KUAM News are wearing denim for Denim Day. The fashion movement all comes from when an Italian court case overturned a rape conviction in 1998, after ruling the More >>
Powered by Frankly