Same-Day appointments are available with our physician of the day!

front of hospitalNot feeling great and don’t have an appointment? Come on in and we’ll get you set with our physician of the day, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant or other clinic physician. Estes Park Health is a full service hospital complete with x-ray, labs, inpatient care, surgical services, emergency department and we are a Level IV Trauma Center.

Physician Clinic Hours:

Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

If you have an emergency please dial 911

Estes Park Health Physician Clinic: 970-586-2200

Estes Park Health Main Phone: 970-586-2317

 

 

What is the availability of same-day appointments at Estes Park Health?

We’ve had many calls in the recent weeks asking about the availability of scheduling an appointment in the Physician Clinic. We want to share how the scheduling system currently works in the Physician Clinic:

  • There is always a Doc-of-the-Day set aside who has up to eight open slots for patients who need same day and walk-in appointments.
  • All Physicians (including Specialists) have open spots in their daily schedule to accommodate same day and walk-in appointments.  Our Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) have up to three open slots reserved each day for same days or walk-in appointments.
  • Mid-Level providers, including our exceptional Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, have several open slots daily for same day and walk-in appointments.

Why would a patient have to wait for an appointment?

Where someone could experience a scheduling delay is if they decline to see a different provider outside of their regular PCP, and their regular PCP’s same-day slots have been booked. Another instance is if the patient is requesting a same-day appointment for a non-urgent issue like a physical or follow-up appointment for a chronic issue. Please call 970-586-2200 to check appointment availability.

 Are any Estes Park Health Physicians accepting new patients?

The answer is, YES! Estes Park Health has done some excellent recruiting and we are accepting new patients.  Dr. Joseph Lee,  Dr. Juli Schneider and Dr. Nicholaus Mize have joined our Internal Medicine team.  Dr. Patricia Aldridge also joined Estes Park Health as a part-time Pediatrician to work with our younger residents along with Dr. Mark Wiesner. Lena Pavlish joined our family practice team and is a highly skilled nurse practitioner. All our new PCPs have spots open for new patients.