Physician shortage at Horizon’s Upper River Valley Hospital Emergency Department this week, weekend

WATERVILLE Horizon’s Upper River Valley Hospital (URVH) Emergency Department (ED) is facing a shortage of physician coverage beginning Wednesday evening, July 6, 2022 and ending Monday morning, July 11, 2022.

Because of this, Horizon is requesting those with non-urgent medical needs to consider alternate options for care, such as visiting an after-hours clinic, calling Tele-Care 811, consulting with a pharmacist or booking a virtual appointment through E-Visit NB.

Please remember: our ED teams are always there to treat patients in an emergency!

If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency department.

Patients with non-urgent medical issues will experience long wait times as we prioritize the sickest and most vulnerable patients.

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For more information contact:

Kris McDavid

Media Relations