Patients seeking healthcare at Loma Linda University Health’s Primary Care have a new option for securing quick appointments when it comes to certain easily treatable conditions.
Fast-Track is intended as an alternative to Urgent Care for simple illnesses or injuries that will not require an X-ray or other ancillary service. These appointments are available Mondays–Thursdays from 9 a.m.–7 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Fast-Track appointments may be made by calling 909-558-6600 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays–Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.
Unlike same-day appointments, which may be scheduled with many providers for any need, chronic or acute, Fast-Track is staffed by a designated clinician each day to handle quickly treatable needs. The Fast-Track clinician may be a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
“I encourage everyone to establish a relationship with a primary care provider,” said Roger D. Woodruff, MD, director of Primary Care. “However, occasionally there is a need for a quick visit if you are not feeling well. Already, patients have responded with gratitude for same-day appointments, and it is with the goal of further serving our patients’ same-day needs that we established the Fast-Track clinic.”
The following are examples of simple illnesses or injuries that qualify for Fast-Track service:
Abdominal pain/stomach ache
Burns, minor only
Skin irritations, rashes and infections
Sprains and strains
Upper respiratory infection
Urinary tract infection
Loma Linda University Health Primary Care
25455 Barton Rd., Suite 204B
Loma Linda, 92354