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Rapides After Hours to expand to Alexandria

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ALEXANDRIA, La., (KALB News Channel 5) – Rapides After Hours is expanding to Alexandria.

Rapides After Hours second site will be located at 3800 Jackson Street Extension.

The new location is expected to open in Spring 2014, and is located across Jackson Street from Kroger.

"We are very proud of our first Rapides After Hours center," said Jason Cobb, Rapides Regional Medical Center chief executive officer. "Patients have told us they appreciate the extended hours, quality care and the convenient location in Pineville. Now, we want to do the same thing for our patients in Alexandria."

The Alexandria location will be open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The site will include digital X-ray and lab services.

Rapides After Hours will treat ear and eye infections, fever, minor cuts needing stitches, possible broken bones or simple fractures, severe sore throat, sprains or strains, work-related injuries and vomiting/diarrhea.

The center is NOT intended for major emergencies.

Patients experiencing a life- or limb-threatening situation should still dial 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. For more information about Rapides After Hours, visit www.rapidesafterhours.com

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