Ambulatory Care

A wide variety of services

Our Ambulatory Care Services Department provides a wide variety of services in a highly convenient setting. We offer a number of tests, therapies, procedures and other kinds of care that do not require admission to the hospital. Another term for this is “outpatient care.”

What kinds of testing can be done through Ambulatory Care?female nurse taking the blood pressure of female patient

The Ambulatory Care Services Department at Perry Memorial Hospital performs tests for the Department of Transportation, businesses and individuals. These tests include a 10-panel drug screen with same-day results, as well as urine drug testing, nicotine drug testing and breath alcohol testing. Drug screens are completed by D.O.T.-certified personnel and confirmation testing is completed by a lab certified by SAMSHA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration). Breath alcohol testing is done by certified breath alcohol technicians. We offer on-site breath alcohol and drug testing for schools and businesses and a free consortium for contracted employers who require random drug testing/screening. Our department offers D.O.T. physicals, pre-employment physicals and respiratory mask fit testing.

Are vaccinations available?

The Ambulatory Care Services Department can give the full range of immunizations and vaccinations, including flu vaccinations.

What other services are available?

female nurse helping female patientThey include:

  • TB testing
  • Respiratory mask fit testing
  • Routine scheduled injections
  • Immunizations and vaccinations
  • IV infusions
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Wound vac (vacuum-assisted closure of a wound) therapy
  • Dressing changes
  • Blood transfusions
  • Chemotherapy administration
  • Patient education
  • Bladder catheterization and/or installation
  • Midline and mediport access and flushes
  • Bone marrow aspirations
  • Central line tests and infusions
  • Paracentesis
  • Minor operative procedures
  • PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter)
  • Diabetes education