Southcoast Health Urgent Care Center to open in Wareham on September 2
WAREHAM, Mass. – Southcoast Health today announced that the new Southcoast Health Urgent Care Center will open at Wareham Crossing in Wareham on Tuesday, September 2.
“The Southcoast Urgent Care Center at Wareham Crossing will provide Wareham and the surrounding communities with a new, convenient way to access the high quality care that we at Southcoast are proud to deliver,” said Keith A. Hovan, President and CEO of Southcoast Health. “With an expanding roster of skilled physicians and other medical professionals, under the fine direction of Dr. Pamela L. Spatz, Southcoast Health Urgent Care provides patients with convenient, quick treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, on their schedule, without waiting for an appointment.”
The Southcoast Health Urgent Care Center is a community resource for immediate, non-emergency care. It is open to the public, treating both adults and children (6 months of age and older). Patients are not required to have a Southcoast primary care physician to take advantage of the services. Walk-ins are welcome, and no appointment is needed. The center will be open seven days a week – Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“From our experience in Fairhaven, where last August we cut the ribbon on Southcoast’s first Urgent Care Center, we know there is a need for immediate, high-quality care when patients have not-quite-an-emergency, and a primary care doctor is not available,” said Pamela L. Spatz, MD, Medical Director, Southcoast Health Urgent Care. “Our 10 urgent care physicians, Registered Nurses, medical assistants, radiology technicians and other professionals who support them, are highly skilled and prepared to treat a broad range of conditions. However, when a higher level of care is needed, we can seamlessly draw on the fantastic depth of care that Southcoast offers throughout the system.”
The Southcoast Health Urgent Care Center is staffed by a specialized team of physicians, nurses and medical assistants and offers a full array of services including on-site radiology and laboratory services, basic orthopedics, gynecologic and minor surgical treatments as well as intravenous fluids and medications. In order to achieve the best continuity of care, a patient’s primary care physician is electronically alerted to the visit. Common reasons for visiting urgent care include: strains, sprains and fractures, infections, animal bites, skin conditions, burns, lacerations, casting, contusions, cold or flu symptoms, immunizations and vaccinations, and school and sports physicals.
“This Southcoast Health Urgent Care Center provides a close and convenient location for all the people of greater Wareham to receive fast and high-quality treatment of health issues that don’t necessarily require a trip to the ER” said Paul Iannini, MD, Physician in Chief of Medicine at Southcoast Health. “By creating this type of service locally, we are providing a convenient alternative for the treatment of non-life-threatening conditions, while also freeing up resources at local emergency departments to care for patients with more critical needs.”
The center brings to Wareham what has been an exceptionally successful model in Fairhaven. Southcoast Health’s first Urgent Care Center, located at 208 Mill Road, opened in August of last year, and has very quickly become a trusted healthcare option in the Fairhaven area.
“When we opened the Southcoast Health Urgent Care Center in Fairhaven we set an aggressive goal for the number of patients we were hoping to serve each day in our first year. We quickly doubled our goal early on. Now, as the facility’s one-year anniversary is upon us, we are still providing high-quality care without a long wait as we are on the verge of tripling that goal,” said Courtney Ives, Vice President of Clinical Services, Medicine and Primary Care Centers at Southcoast. “We are confident that this new center in Wareham will see the same type of success; meeting and exceeding the community’s need and desire for a service like this.”
The Southcoast Health Urgent Care Center is conveniently located at Wareham Crossing at the intersection of Routes 195 and 495 in Wareham, adjacent to Qdoba Mexican Restaurant and the Beach Pad. The facility is within a few miles of both Southcoast Health at Rosebrook and Tobey Hospital. For more information, visit www.southcoasturgentcare.org.