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Finding Care During A Solar Eclipse

With hundreds of thousands of people in the Rochester area for the 2024 solar eclipse, Rochester Regional Health will be ready to help anyone who needs healthcare.

Mar. 21, 2024 5   min read

Mature woman discusses health issue with doctor during a telehealth appointment

During the hours when the April 2024 solar eclipse begins and ends, public officials estimate there will be hundreds of thousands of people in the greater Rochester region watching the event happen.

Whether you are watching the eclipse at a large public event, gathering together with family in your backyard, or not watching at all, Rochester Regional Health remains ready to see every patient who needs to be treated in any way.

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Virtual urgent care

If there is a lot of traffic on the roads on the afternoon of the solar eclipse, this might be a good reason to see a provider through a virtual urgent care visit. Using virtual urgent care is your best option for non-emergency health concerns like minor injuries, colds or viruses, or allergies.

Providers are available 7 days a week to see patients from the comfort of their homes, backyards, or any other place where they are on the go. The average time to see a provider is approximately 15 minutes.

Anyone ages 2 and older who lives in New York State can use virtual urgent care – there is no need to be a current patient or have a MyCare account.

If any prescription or follow-up is needed, your provider will let you know where to go. Any medications will be sent to the pharmacy you select.

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Urgent care and emergency rooms

Rochester Regional Health providers will be on site at all of our urgent care locations and emergency rooms if you end up needing an in-person visit with a healthcare provider.

Walk-in urgent care visits are for non-emergency health concerns, such as:

  • minor illnesses (e.g., colds, sore throats, rashes, ear infections)
  • minor injuries (e.g., sprains, insect bites, minor cuts or burns)
  • viral or bacterial infections

We have 12 urgent care locations in communities across Western New York, the Finger Lakes region, and St. Lawrence County.

When someone is considering care in an emergency room, they should go for any of the following reasons:

  • Immediately life-threatening conditions (e.g., cardiac arrest, stroke, overdose)
  • Severe lacerations or physical trauma (e.g., broken bones, serious burns, deep wounds)
  • Sudden changes in chronic conditions requiring immediate attention

There are currently ten convenient Emergency Rooms where patients can find care across Western New York, the Finger Lakes region, and St. Lawrence County, including a pediatric emergency center at Rochester General Hospital.

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If you find yourself in need of medical care and attention, our providers are available 7 days a week to diagnose and treat many common illnesses from the comfort of your home, or wherever you are.

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