Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) is pleased to announce that it will be opening a new Urgent Care Center at 2800 Tamarack Ave., Suite 105, South Windsor, on Monday, July 23, 2012. The 2,200 square-foot facility, which contains five examination rooms, will operate Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There are no restrictions, and all types of insurance will be accepted.
“The Urgent Care Center is something the community has been waiting for,” said Phillip J. Candito, PT, BA, BS, MS, Director of Business Development at ECHN. “There are no other non-emergency room urgent care facilities in the tri-towns of South Windsor, Manchester, and Vernon.”
Although there are several walk-in clinics, an urgent care center differs in that it can handle more complex medical issues that require services like X-rays and a CT scan the same day. The Urgent Care Center will be staffed by board-certified physicians who are prepared to handle 65-75 patients a day, which sets it apart from walk-ins that typically use physician assistants or nurses to treat patients.
“Patients will receive the same high quality of care as in our EDs, but less wait times and smaller co-pays.,” said Robert Carroll, MD, MBA, Chair & Sr. Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine at ECHN. “Hospital emergency rooms treat patients with the most serious conditions first, so patients with less urgent needs will often wait longer to see a doctor. An Urgent Care Center, on the other hand, is able to provide immediate treatment for less serious conditions.” No appointment is necessary. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
Patients are asked to park in the upper level parking area, which leads directly to the entrance of the center.
“We are humbled by the welcoming reception we have received and thrilled to be able to be there for families in the community when they need us,” said Candito.