Opioids, financial turbulence alter health care landscape
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Two urgent-care centers are treating patients across the street from each other in Belmont and a third is 6 miles down the road in Tilton.
The proliferation of these walk-in care facilities, two of which were built over the summer, is one way local healthcare has changed over the last decade. Other changes include an end to the longstanding labor and delivery service at Lakes Region General Hospital, increased financial pressure on the hospital and an effort to merge it with another health system.