Lakeland, FL — Watson Clinic recently implemented a new Direct Scheduling feature at two locations: Watson Clinic Urgent Care Main and the Watson Clinic Women’s Center mammography department. This exciting new service gives patients the ability to schedule a same-day appointment from the comfort of their own home.
Appointments are scheduled through a patient’s personal MyChart patient portal account. In addition to online appointment scheduling, the portal also offers patients secure messaging with their doctor’s office, prescription refills requests, test results, and much more. Watson Clinic patients who have not yet registered for an account can do so in a few easy steps for free at WatsonClinic.com/Portal.
Watson Clinic Urgent Care Main is a long-time community favorite for providing expert walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries. Direct Scheduling will make this process more convenient and efficient than ever before. With this feature, Watson Clinic patients can bypass long lines, make a reservation for an appointment at the approximate time of their choosing, and limit their wait times once they’ve checked in.
Direct scheduling is not required to receive care at Watson Clinic Urgent Care Main, and the facility will continue to welcome walk-in visits without an appointment for patients and non-patients alike. Please note that appointment times that are reserved through Direct Scheduling are an approximation of when patients will be seen at Watson Clinic Urgent Care Main. Delays may occur based on the severity of patient illnesses during any given time frame. Appointments cannot be made for a specific Urgent Care physician.
Direct Scheduling will also be offered at Watson Clinic Urgent Care South once the facility opens in January of 2020.
Meanwhile, mammography remains the first and most effective line of defense against breast cancer. Watson Clinic Women’s Center has remained vigilant in raising awareness within the community on the importance of breast screening, and has consistently offered patients the latest technologies in early detection including 3D mammography. Direct Scheduling is a perfect compliment to these efforts as it allows for more immediate and flexible access to screening services for patients with busy schedules. In addition, the Watson Clinic Women’s Center also offers the option of same-day mammography results when scheduled at Suite A.
Watson Clinic Women’s Center will also continue to honor regularly scheduled appointments from mammography patients.
For more information on the Direct Scheduling option and Watson Clinic’s Urgent Care services, visit WatsonClinic.com/UrgentCare. For more information on the Watson Clinic Women’s Center and our comprehensive breast health services, call 863-680-7755, option 3 or visit WatsonClinic.com/Mammogram.
About Watson Clinic LLP: As one of the largest multispecialty medical clinics in the southeast, Watson Clinic provides comprehensive healthcare services to residents of Lakeland and surrounding communities. First established in 1941, Watson Clinic has grown to include over 220 board-certified physicians representing more than 40 medical and surgical specialties. The Clinic is proud to deliver quality healthcare to every generation from our Main Clinic location at 1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, as well as at multiple convenient locations throughout Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. More information is available at: www.WatsonClinic.com.