Open House and Grand Opening of UrgentCare Express in Charlton
Harrington HealthCare System has announced that UrgentCare Express at Harrington will open its doors to patients on Thursday, September 17, 2015. UrgentCare Express will be open seven days a week, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The opening will follow an open house for the public from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16. Members of the community are invited to tour the facility, meet staff, receive educational material, and enjoy refreshments.
The new urgent care center, which will provide walk-in medical care for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, is located on the second level inside the existing Harrington HealthCare at Charlton building at 10 North Main Street in Charlton. This building also houses diagnostic imaging services, Harrington’s Wound Care Center, and Harrington Physician Services, Harrington’s primary care and multi-specialty physician group.
“We are responding to the growing demand in our area for urgent care centers,” said Kristin Morales, Executive Director of Harrington Physician Services. “This service bridges the gap between primary care and the emergency room. It also gives patients the option of being seen after-hours or on the weekend.”
“We want to accommodate patients with many options, and urgent care is often the most convenient, cost-effective, and appropriate solution,” she said.
Dr. Mary-Elise Smith, an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at UMass Memorial Medical Center, and Dr. Kathy Finn, an Attending Physician at both Harrington Emergency Departments, will provide the main physician staffing, and Dr. Josh Flanagan, also a physician at both Harrington’s Emergency Departments, has been named Medical Director.
“It is important that we offer our patients the best quality of care possible,” said Ed Moore, President & CEO of Harrington HealthCare System. “To do this, we are staffing UrgentCare Express with board-certified emergency physicians, which is often not the case at other urgent care centers, where patients are seen by nurses or medical technicians. Additionally, we will provide integrated patient care with primary care physicians and many other services in our system.”
Moore also explained that Harrington will be able to utilize the radiology and lab services that are already present in the Harrington at Charlton building.
UrgentCare Express will accept all major health insurances and treat non-life-threatening conditions, including but not limited to:
• Allergies or asthma
• Cuts that require stitches
• Ear infections
• Fevers and flu
• Minor fractures, sprains, or broken bones
• Sinus infections
• Stomach ailments
• Strep throat
• Urinary tract infections