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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Gotta go to the emergency room, but don’t really want to sit through those tedious hours in the waiting room? Two local hospitals have come up with a remedy for that.

St. Louis University and Des Peres hospitals have started something called InQuickER.

The director of nursing for Emergency and Trauma Services at SLU, Helen Sandkuhl, says you can now log on the hospital’s website before you come in and make an appointment for minor emergencies.

“You register online, let us know who you are, what’s wrong with you, and we give you a time depending on the flow of emergency traffic that day,” said Sandkuhl who lists lesser emergencies as an extreme sore throat with a high fever, or bad migraine headaches, or a possible sprained ankle that could be broken.

Those seeking treatment can also monitor the website to see if their appointment was bumped back due to a bad accident or several major emergencies.

Sandkuhl says the online service costs ten dollars. Its been in use since last month.


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