By Randi Pierce
Pagosa Springs currently has one less urgent-care option on Saturdays.
On Monday, Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC) announced that, due to temporary staffing shortages, its Saturday urgent walk-in clinic has been suspended until further notice.
PSMC CEO Dr. Rhonda Webb noted that the move will allow PSMC staff to have the time off they need.
She added she is hopeful staffing levels will allow the Saturday service to resume in August and noted the health care industry is facing many of the same shortages as other industries.
Those with urgent needs on a Saturday can be treated at Pagosa Medical Group or, in the event of an emergency, in the emergency room at PSMC.