Emergency and After Hours Care

If there is an emergency, please call  our office and speak to a provider – there is always someone on call 24-7 .

We are your advocates and partners in health and would like to facilitate your hospital, ER and urgent care needs.

If you believe you need after hours care or may need to go to the emergency room, please do the following:

Call the office (day or night) at 215-440-8681 to notify us of your problem.

There is always a provider on call to assist you. Some problems that are less severe may be treated by your provider over the phone until the office opens on the next business day, thus saving you the expense and wait time typically encountered in busy emergency rooms. If you are unsure about what to do, please call us first.

9th Street Internal Medicine urgent and next day appointments

If you have an urgent problem, call us at (215) 440-8681. We can see you for a same day and next day appointment. These are available with shorter wait time and lower costs than the emergency room. Early evening appointments are also available 2 days per week.

If you go to the emergency room

Call our office number to let us know so that we can contact the emergency room on your behalf. It is important that the physicians there, who do not know you, have access to your complete medical history. Also please advise the ER staff of the name of your physician at NSIM and request that they contact us to give them your medical history and to update us on their findings and recommendations.

If you are admitted to the hospital

Call, or have someone you trust call the office as soon as possible, certainly within 24 hours, to be sure that we are aware of your admission and the name of your hospital physician. (Note: the hospital may not notify us of your admission, so please make sure we are aware.) We will assist you in arranging appropriate after hospital care, including home care, additional testing, and follow-up appointments in our office and with specialists as needed.

When you are discharged

From either the ER or hospital please contact the office to arrange for appropriate follow up care as soon as possible.

Urgent care centers

If you find that you need an urgent care center after our office is closed, please click on this link to find a center nearest to you.  https://finders.ibx.com/finders/providers?brand=IBCCR

COVID-19 Update

As your primary care providers, we at Ninth Street Internal Medicine and MDVIP would like to encourage everyone to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them. We believe in both the safety and efficacy of this vaccine. If you would like to learn more about how mRNA vaccines work, we encourage you to visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html to learn more. Anyone who still has questions or reservations about getting the vaccine should schedule a phone appointment to discuss with your doctor. This vaccine is the best way for all of us to end this pandemic and get back to normal life!

We encourage everyone who is interested in receiving the vaccine to register with their local health department.

The vaccine is being offered in phases in an effort to get as many high-risk individuals vaccinated as quickly as possible. Please be patient as we go through these phases and understand there will be some variability based on your county of residence, and some of these phases will overlap. Currently we are in Phase 1a (healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities). Some areas are now starting Phase 1b (frontline essential workers, people over age 65, and younger adults with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer, kidney disease, heart disease, COPD, and others). There will be continued updates as vaccine is offered to additional groups, and checking your local health department website is the best way to know when it will be your turn.

We have applied through the Philadelphia Health Department to be a vaccine distributor, but we have not received any vaccine yet. We will send updates via email and the NSIM website if we are approved to distribute vaccine in the future. If you are offered the vaccine through your employer or pharmacy or local health department, you should get the vaccine that way. We will do our best to keep everyone updated as more information becomes available.

You can learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and distribution here:

https://www.pennmedicine.org/coronavirus/vaccine
https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

Sincerely,
Ninth Street Internal Medicine and MDVIP

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