Summer is officially here and you know what that means: it’s time to get out and play!
We are incredibly lucky to live in a place that is teeming with outdoor recreational activities and opportunities for adventure. Whether you spend your summer days hiking the Uintas, flying down single track or wading the Provo with a rod in hand, you’re bound to incur some bumps and bruises along the way.
Unfortunately, outdoor adventures can sometimes lead to more than just scraped elbows and banged-up shins. Thankfully, our friends at Intermountain Healthcare recently expanded their services in the Heber Valley to include a new InstaCare facility prepped and ready to handle anything short of a true emergency.
Phase one of a 43 million-dollar expansion (the largest investment in medical services in Wasatch County’s history), the new InstaCare facility provides fast, easy and local access to urgent care. With shorter wait times and the new Call Ahead program, valley residents now have a better — and cheaper — alternative to the ER.
In the Heber Valley, our hospital is more than just bricks and mortar — it’s a building filled with our neighbors and friends, who are always ready to lend a healing hand. So, get out there and play hard this summer with the confidence of knowing that if you do fall, our friends at Intermountain Healthcare are ready to pick you up and put you back together.
To InstaCare? Or to ER?
Unsure of where to go with an injury or illness? Take a look at Heber Valley Hospital’s
recommendations. When in doubt, always call 911.
- Sprains or strains
- Minor cuts
- Broken bones
- Minor eye injuries
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sore throats
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Ear infections
- Deep cuts or bleeding that won’t stop
- Severe burns
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Numbness in face, arm or leg
- Sudden blurred vision, dizziness or loss of coordination
- Any condition that may be life-threatening
When? 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 days/week
Where? Heber Valley Hospital
Why? Faster and more affordable than the ER
How? Just show up or reserve a place in line at instacare.org. (There’s no reason to sit in a waiting room when you could be sitting on your couch.)
Contact: 435.657.4500 | 1485 S Hwy 40, Suite G, Heber | instacare.org