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Change in hours for Indian Rock Rapid Care and temporary closure for Angels Camp

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As the community has been encouraged to shelter in place, there are some promising signs that social distancing is creating a positive effect in slowing the spread of COVID-19. However, as with many businesses in our community and around the globe, the effect of social distancing has created a decrease in demand. In an effort to respond appropriately, Adventist Health Sonora will be scaling back some services temporarily, until community demand and patient volume return to average.

Beginning Monday, April 20, Indian Rock Rapid Care will be reducing hours, offering walk-in, urgent care services Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Angels Camp Rapid Care will be closed until further notice. These are temporary reductions that will allow Adventist Health Sonora to consolidate resources at the main hospital campus and provide screening and testing capabilities in one location.

“We are committed to caring for our communities and poised to reactivate these services quickly,” explains Tyler Newton, operations executive. “In addition, the expansion project at Angels Camp Rapid Care will continue.”

Adventist Health Sonora recently completed work on phase one, which offered improved access and additional parking spaces at Angels Camp Rapid Care. Phase two of the project will create additional medical office space on the second floor of the Angels Camp Rapid Care building, which will offer expanded specialty services.

During this temporary shift in services, residents of Calaveras County requiring urgent care are encouraged to visit the Emergency Department at Adventist Health Sonora or call Angels Camp Family Medical Office at 209-736-0249. For respiratory symptoms, the COVID-19 triage line is available by calling 209-536-5166, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Anyone experiencing an emergency should call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

The Emergency Department at Adventist Health Sonora is prepared to care for patients who may have otherwise chosen Rapid Care for their illness or injury. Staff are taking every precaution to protect against the spread of COVID-19 so patients can feel safe and confident in coming to the hospital and are urged to avoid any delay in seeking emergency care to ensure the best possible outcome.