Saint Luke’s Health System is committed to the health and safety of our patients, visitors, and staff. Effective Nov. 1, 2021, full COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for all SLHS employees.

Urgent care clinics in the Kansas City area are seeing more patients than ever. Still, such clinics are providing some relief for hospitals as COVID cases reach an all-time high.

KSHB talked to Dr. Marc Larsen, emergency physician on Saint Lukes' COVID-19 Response Team, about how people can help hospitals by knowing when it's appropriate to seek care at an emergency room versus an urgent care or other option.

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