Immediate Care Clinic
The DCMH Immediate Care Clinic is the top choice for care that is non-life threatening, but does require being seen today to ensure your medical conditions do not worsen. We see patients 4 months of age and older.
The Immediate Care Clinic offers:
- No appointment necessary
- Extended evening/weekend hours
- Shorter waits than hospital emergency rooms
While the Immediate Care Clinic can quickly care for you, it should not replace your primary care provider or hospital emergency room. If you are unsure where to go for care, call 812-662-6450.
You should visit Immediate Care Clinic for:
Medical Minor Injuries:
- Minor burns
- Minor cut closure
- Staple/Suture Removal
Medical Minor Illnesses:
- Bladder Infections
- Breathing Treatments
- Common Cold
- Diarrhea, Nausea and Vomiting
- Ear Infections
- Swimmers’ Ear
- Pink Eye and Styes
- Sinus Infections
- Sore Throat
- Strep Throat
- Upper Respiratory Infections
Medical Skin Conditions:
- Head lice/scabies
- Insect bites & stings
- Poison Ivy/Poison Oak
Due to the nature of service being provided, wait times at our Immediate Care Clinic can be unpredictable. The severity of other patients’ sickness or injury differs making some wait times longer than others and drive the medical staff to triage patients based on their medical needs.
When visiting the immediate care facility, your typical wait time is less than an hour. In fact, 57% of immediate care patients experience an estimated wait time of less than 15 minutes. The following issues may affect how long your immediate care stay may last:
- Lack of important documentation – photo ID and insurance information. Not having these items will delay your being seen.
- Mondays, weekends, and holidays tend to be our busiest days and your wait time may be longer on these days. In addition, late-morning through mid-afternoon tend to be slower times, therefore your wait time may be less.
- Some cases involve more time than others. Procedures such as stitching for lacerations, x-rays for possible broken bones, ear irrigations, etc. may take more time to complete than a simple exam or test.
- Our Immediate Care Clinic has five treatment rooms. Although you may be the only person in the waiting room, there may be other patients already in rooms being seen by our provider.
Emergency Rooms vs Immediate Care
The hospital’s emergency room has more resources and specialists at its disposal to treat severe problems than in an immediate care center.
At DCMH Immediate Care Clinic, you may be seen by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants who work in our immediate care clinic are experienced in an immediate care setting and, if needed, are able to consult with a board-certified physician working alongside them. Often, our qualified and emergency-trained team can see you when your regular primary medical provider cannot.
In instances like heart attack or stroke, every minute counts. If you are experiencing signs or systems of any of the life-threatening conditions below, call 911 or head to the nearest ER.
- Heart attack symptoms – chest pain, sweating, accompanying pain in your arm, neck or back
- Stroke symptoms – sudden weakness, change in vision or trouble talking
- Trouble breathing
- Sudden severe pain
- Allergic reactions with swelling of the airways
- Head or back injuries
- Loss of consciousness
- Nonstop bleeding or vomiting
- Severe dehydration
- Drug overdose
- Major bone breaks, burns, and cuts
- IV fluids and medications to treat dehydration
- Need for EKG, lab services and X-ray and imaging equipment such as ultrasound, CT or MRI scans
While the DCMH Immediate Care Clinic can quickly care for you when you are sick or injured, it does not replace your Primary Medical Provider. Having a primary medical provider ensures someone is looking out for your future health – making certain your immunizations are current, preventing or controlling chronic conditions, managing medications, and discussing health screenings, like mammograms. Immediate care providers can help you establish further care, schedule a follow-up visit, and/or share the electronic record of your visit with your primary medical provider. This will assure your primary medical provider is informed of your test results and treatments.
Call Ahead Limitations
Many health plans have nurse lines you can call if you are unsure about an injury or illness. However, in most incidents, it is difficult to assess injury or illness over the phone. If you contact the DCMH Immediate Care Clinic, we will most likely request you come in for a complete assessment.
Flu, COVID, or Respiratory Symptoms
If you have any of these symptoms and your primary medical provider is not available, the DCMH Immediate Care Clinic can test for all of these illnesses. To avoid the misery and to protect yourself and others, it is best to get a flu shot, Vaccination or booster each year. However, if you do get the flu or COVID, you have approximately 48-hours to get medication that can help you feel better faster and potentially prevent serious complications.
Immediate Care Clinic Hours
**Patients must be signed in 15 minutes prior to close**
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Clinic closed on the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Easter Sunday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Noel P. Mungcal, M.D. provides the traveling public of Greensburg, Indiana with state-of-the art medical care in travel medicine at Decatur County Memorial Hospital. It is important to see a travel doctor before your trip. Travelers headed abroad need pre-travel counseling and travel vaccinations to stay safe and healthy. They also need to be educated on food and beverage safety, jet lag, finding medical care abroad, malaria prevention, accident and injury avoidance, crime risks and safety issues specific to particular destinations.
Dr. Mungcal has obtained additional training in travel medicine and is certified to administer the yellow fever vaccine with all other travel vaccines available. As a service of the clinic, travelers will receive face-to-face counseling and receive pamphlets and other important information to take on their trips. Dr. Mungcal and his staff will be available for consultations on relatively short notice, when necessary.
- Yellow Fever
- Hepatitis A & B
- Destination-Specific Advice
Tips for Traveling Abroad
- See a Travel Medicine specialist for a consultation
- Register your itinerary with the State Department
- Make copies of your passport and identification
- Determine your overseas medical insurance coverage
- Bring copies of prescriptions and other important medical documents
Decatur County Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in Indiana that is accredited by DNV-GL.