Christmas hours announced for MedWest Urgent Care, Emergency Departments

Dec 10, 2012

All three MedWest Urgent Care center locations will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve. The urgent care centers are located in Sylva in the Wal-Mart Plaza, Waynesville, in the Hazelwood area, and Canton, off Exit 31. on Interstate 40. The urgent care centers will be closed on Christmas Day and patients needing urgent or emergency care may visit a MedWest Emergency Department, open 24-hours, at MedWest-Haywood, MedWest-Harris or MedWest-Swain.

MedWest Health System currently offers two urgent care centers in west Waynesville and Canton and one in Sylva to serve the community for any non-emergency injury or illness open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., seven days a week. Urgent Care helps to aid the community in healthcare accessibility when an emergency department visit is not necessary due to minor health issues such as sore throats, upset stomachs, muscle sprains and minor cuts.

Medwest Emergency Departments accept patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week providing a full spectrum of emergency medical care. All personnel within the emergency departments are specialists in emergency medicines and work alongside experienced emergency physicians to provide the very best emergency care available.

For information on all MedWest Urgent Cares and Emergency Department locations and operating hours, visit

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