October 20 2014
JUNEAU – In order to provide better access to patients, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is expanding its Sunday clinic hours for appointments at the Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau.
Starting November 2nd, the Sunday clinic will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., augmenting the previous schedule of Noon to 4:00 p.m.
The clinic hours for the rest of the week remain Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Last year, ELMC moved from a weekend Walk-In Clinic model to scheduling specific appointment times for patients on Saturday and Sunday. This has allowed patients to call the morning they need an appointment and schedule a specific time rather than having to wait on a first-come, first-served basis.
In addition, the pharmacy is open during the same hours the clinic is open, including weekday evenings and weekends.
Clinic Administrator, Kristina Randolph says, “We continue to try to improve our access to patients. We hope that patients with non-emergent needs will be able to access the clinic instead of the emergency room during these expanded hours. Our goal is to be available at times that are convenient to our patients."
Patients that need an appointment are encouraged to call early in the day. The ELMC Scheduling Line is (907) 463-6608.