Care ’til 8: A NorthBay Advantage
One of the many advantages of being a NorthBay Healthcare patient is that Care ’til 8 is at your service. Launched at the Center for Primary Care locations in Fairfield and Vacaville in 2015, it’s a low-cost, convenient alternative to traditional urgent care centers or emergency rooms.
Can’t get an appointment with your regular doctor right away? Can’t get away from work until after 5? “Care ’til 8 is the perfect alternative for getting immediate attention, for issues such as a sinus infection, strep throat, bronchitis, rash, pink eye or tonsillitis,” said Omar Siddiqui, practice manager for Care ’til 8.
Care ’til 8 is not for life-threatening issues or chronic illnesses, nor are providers allowed by policy to prescribe or refill opioid-based pain medications such as Norco or Percocet and benzodiazepine-based anxiety medications, such as Ativan or Xanax. The service operates Monday through Friday, from 12:30 to 8 p.m. and on weekends, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. It’s even open most holidays. Your co-pay is the same price as a doctor’s visit with no added cost.
Have a sprain? X-ray is available in the Fairfield CPC from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends. In Vacaville, X-ray services are available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
You can even schedule an appointment in advance by calling (707) 646-5500. Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are accepted based on capacity.
Care ’til 8 locations are at 2458 Hilborn Road in Fairfield and 421 Nut Tree Road in Vacaville.
Not a NorthBay patient? A number of payment options and insurance plans are accepted. Visit www.NorthBay.org for a complete list of accepted insurances. Click on Insurance under the Patients & Visitors tab. Self-pay rates are also available.
Call (707) 646-5500 or visit NorthBay.org/care8 for additional information.