RENO, NEV. (KRNV & Mynews4.com)--REMSA has launched "Nurse Health Line" in Washoe County. You'll be able to call the health line 24/7 for answers to non-emergency medical questions.
"The REMSA Nurse Health Line gives Washoe County residents a choice when medical issues arise and helps patients access the most appropriate and safest levels of quality care," says Jim Gubbels, President and Chief Executive Officer of REMSA.
The health line is free, and eight nurses will be on different shifts throughout the day and night able to take your phone call.
The registered nurses will be able to asses each patient's non-emergency illness or injurt, including specific symptoms, medical history, medications, allergies and complicating conditions.
Nurses will also be able to refer you to primary care doctors, or other medical assistance.
Michael Williams, Vice President of Operations for REMSA, says they really don't know what to expect in terms of call volume, but they will put more nurses on staff during heavy call times.
The number is 858-1000. Again, call this number for non-emergency medical assistance.