InQuicker is a new Online Waiting Service™ that enables individuals with non-life threatening medical conditions to check-in for projected treatment times prior to being seen by a health care professional at a medical facility.
Instead of sitting in the waiting room, InQuicker users enjoy the convenience and comfort of waiting at home. InQuicker users do not skip in front of other visitors and are seen based on the hospital's standard triage and queuing process.
How It Works:
Log on, select a projected treatment time, and wait at home until your time to be seen.
EMERGENCY ROOM CARE is for life-threatening conditions:
If you have any of the following symptoms, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room:
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Sudden blurred vision, dizziness, weakness or loss of coordination/balance
- Numbness in the arm, leg or face
- Severe abdominal pain or headache
- Bleeding that will not stop
- Coughing up or vomiting blood
- Severe burns or life-threatening injury
A hospital emergency room, such as at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, is open 24 hours every day. Appointments are not needed, although the most critically ill patients are usually treated first. Emergency room treatment for a condition that turns out not to be a true emergency, is often covered at a lower rate.
The Emergency Department is a busy department with a lot of variation in the kinds of illness and seriousness of injury. InQuicker provides a projected treatment time and is not an appointment for treatment. Patients using InQuicker will benefit from having the projected treatment time and alerting emergency department staff of their arrival - staff will work hard in all cases to see the patient as close as possible to the projected treatment time.
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital