SITKA – On July 29, 2019, Sitka Medical Center Express Care Clinic will be renamed to Mountainside Urgent Care and offer increased services, including but not limited to imaging and laboratory services. Staffed by an advanced clinical nurse practitioner, Mountainside Urgent Care will be open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
“Sitka patients and residents have benefitted for years from Mountainside services,” said SEARHC President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Clement. “It’s important for us to recognize this and preserve the name Mountainside in light of the confidence and goodwill it has created.”
Mountainside Urgent Care will be available to all Sitka residents and patients looking for convenient, quality outpatient services for acute and chronic illnesses as well as flu, fever, ear infections, urinary infections, sprains, minor injuries and more. Most health insurance plans are accepted, and a sliding fee payment option is available for eligible patients without insurance.
“Our patients and community deserve the best possible care options,” commented Clement. “By increasing the services offered at Mountainside Urgent Care, individuals have increased access to timely, quality services.”
Four additional SEARHC facilities will be renamed during the transition, including:
- Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital will become Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center
- Sitka Community Hospital will become Sitka Long-Term Care
- Mountainside Family Healthcare Clinic will become Mountainside Family Clinic
- Oceanside Therapy Center will become Oceanside Physical Therapy
The name changes and enhancement of services coincide with SEARHC’s efforts in working with the City and Borough of Sitka to create an integrated healthcare delivery system for the community. Sitka residents can contact the Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center Administrator’s office at (907) 966-8799.