DANSVILLE — UR Medicine | Noyes Health’s Urgent Care will on Friday began offering patients telemedicine as an alternative to an in-person visit to the office in Geneseo.

Anyone who feels unwell, for whatever reason, may call Urgent Care for a telemedicine visit. A telemedicine visit is a patient-to-provider consultation that utilizes secure video conferencing, allowing evaluation and treatment from the comfort of home.

“The provider will virtually assess patient concerns and symptoms, answer questions and recommend the next steps the patient should take,” says Pauline Shaw, RN, Noyes Health’s Director of Emergency Services. “Urgent Care at our 50 East South Street location in Geneseo continues to be available for walk-in visits. This is an additional service to allow our patients access to care from home.”

Urgent Care services are open and available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. everyday. To make an appointment for a telemedicine consult, call the Urgent Care number at (585) 243-9595. If you get voicemail, leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Noyes Urgent Care providers can provide telemedicine guidance to treat conditions that are not life- threatening, yet need to be taken care of right away. Consider an Urgent Care visit or telemedicine consult for conditions such as the following:

Abdominal (not severe or suddenly acute), Nausea or Vomiting, Allergies, Rashes, Mild allergic reactions, redness or irritation, Sports injuries, Animal and insect bites, Sprains/strains, Coughs, colds, sore throats, Upper respiratory infections, Diarrhea, Bladder and Urinary tract infections, Fever and flu symptoms, Earaches, Minor cuts, lacerations and burns.

In an emergency, patients should call 911.

Telemedicine appointments are covered by most insurance plans. Check with the health insurance provider for additional information.

UR Medicine | Noyes Health is a diverse and comprehensive non-profit healthcare system serving all of Livingston County and parts of Steuben, Allegany and Ontario counties in New York. The system includes Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital, in Dansville, Noyes Health Services and Urgent Care in Geneseo, Noyes Kidney and Dialysis Center in Geneseo, and Noyes Mental Health and Wellness Services in Dansville. Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital is a full-service, 67-bed community hospital with After Hours Clinic and the only 24-hour Emergency Department in Livingston County, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. The hospital is located off Interstate 390, Exit 4. For more information about UR Medicine | Noyes Health, visit noyes.urmc.edu.