In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center has expanded its QuickCare service to five more locations to serve the demand for the immediate treatment of orthopaedic injuries, while bypassing emergency rooms.

In addition to the four dedicated QuickCare locations in Canton, Green, Hudson and Montrose, the same-day appointments service has been expanded to Crystal Clinic offices in Barberton, Broadview Heights, Cuyahoga Falls, Kent and Medina.

Crystal Clinic has also expanded its dedicated orthopaedic QuickCare phone line with additional expert orthopaedic specialists who are able to provide immediate care to patients over the phone, while guiding them to the appropriate location and specialist for further immediate care of joint, muscle and bone-related injuries.

"Although families are staying home, injuries may still occur – especially as warm temperatures make more outdoor activities possible," said Curtis Noel, M.D., Medical Director of Crystal Clinic QuickCare. "Our QuickCare clinics, which are dedicated solely to orthopaedics, provide a more sensible option for patients to receive care for breaks, sprains, strains and minor lacerations, while avoiding potential exposure to infectious illnesses in the emergency room or general urgent care environments. This also frees up hospital resources to care for those who are ill."

QuickCare services are provided to patients age 5 years and older. Before going to a QuickCare clinic, patients should first call 888-730-8321, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., to speak to an orthopaedic specialist who can immediately assess their need and direct them to the appropriate clinic location for a same-day appointment.

In strict compliance with COVID-19 safety measures, upon arrival to Crystal Clinic QuickCare, patients will have a temperature screening and will be asked about potential exposures to coronavirus. As a precaution, those with a temperature greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit will not be seen at that time. Those who are ill or have been in close contact with someone who may have coronavirus should contact their primary care physician. To schedule a telehealth appointment, call 855-687-6357, ext. 27015 or visit CrystalClinic.com/telehealth.