GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health is closing all walk-in clinics in West Michigan and encouraging people to connect virtually with a provider until further notice, the health system announced in a news release issued Friday.

Spectrum Health offers alternatives for accessing health care for non-life-threatening emergencies. People experiencing emergencies should call 911 immediately.

"To limit unnecessary exposure to COVID-19, Spectrum Health has enabled our primary care and most of our specialty care medical teams to see patients through a virtual visit," the news release stated. "For needs requiring a face-to-face visit, there are locations available and open to patients, including urgent care sites and labs. Care options are available to all patients."

To learn more, visit spectrumhealth.org/patientaccess.