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Inclement Weather Frequently Asked Questions for Patients

Boulder Medical Center (BMC) clinics and offices may be closed, or hours may be modified during severe weather to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, and staff. Decisions to close clinics are made with the safety of our staff and clients in mind. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

How can I obtain information about the current operating status of Boulder Medical Center?

Operating status, including delays and closures, will appear on these channels:

When will the Boulder Medical Center operating status be published?

    • Boulder Medical Center’s operating status changes will be updated by 7:00 a.m. on the above channels.
    • Patients with early morning appointments or scheduled procedures are advised to check our online information channels before leaving home in case of a potential delayed opening and appointment cancellations.

My appointment needs to be rescheduled due to inclement weather, but I have not received a telephone call. What should I do?

    • If you have not received a telephone call, Boulder Medical Center may not have your current phone number. Therefore, patients should provide an up-to-date contact telephone number at their next visit.
    • Patients can reschedule appointments at Boulder Medical Center by calling their provider’s office upon reopening.

What if I have an urgent need or emergency and must be seen today?

When unexpected medical care is needed, especially after hours, on weekends, or when BMC is closed due to inclement weather, knowing what type of care you need and where to go can be challenging.

    • Urgent medical care is for conditions that do not threaten life, limb, or eyesight but need attention to prevent a severe health risk. If you cannot wait until Boulder Medical Center reopens, you should seek care from your emergency room.
    • Emergency care is a sudden, unexpected, acute medical condition or worsening condition that threatens life, limb, or eyesight and requires immediate treatment. Patients should go to the nearest emergency room if such care is needed.
    • If you cannot get to the emergency room on your own, call 911.