“Consumers are demanding convenient, high quality, low cost options to Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centers fulfill that need for conditions that are not life-threatening,” says Meg McGoldrick, executive vice president and COO, Abington Health.
Abington, PA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014
“Urgent Care Centers are an important piece in our outpatient strategy,” says Meg McGoldrick, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Abington Health. “Consumers are demanding convenient, high quality, low cost options to Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centers fulfill that need for conditions that are not life-threatening.”
The Urgent Care Center is staffed by board certified emergency medicine physicians and offers complete X-ray services for sprains and breaks. In addition, laboratory services are also available for routine diagnostic testing.
The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. No appointments are necessary, in fact, walk-ins are encouraged. Most insurance plans are accepted.
The Abington Health Urgent Care Centers will provide immunizations, school and sports physicals, and learner’s permit physicals and treat the following illnesses and injuries:
- Sprains, strains or broken bones
- Cuts, wounds or burns
- Eye or ear infections
- Gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, heartburn, vomiting or diarrhea)
- Skin infections or rashes
- Back, neck or joint pain
- Sore throat
- Sinus infection
- Pink eye
- Bladder infection
- Upset stomach
Abington Health will open a second Urgent Care Center at 1842 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA later this spring.
About Abington Health
Abington Health is the umbrella organization that encompasses its flagship hospital, Abington Memorial Hospital, in Abington and Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township. Abington Health also includes four convenient outpatient facilities, Abington Health Center - Schilling in Willow Grove, Abington Health Center - Warminster in Bucks County, Abington Health Center – Blue Bell and Abington Health Center – Montgomeryville in North Wales. Together, these facilities serve more than 39,000 inpatients, 134,000 emergency patients and over 653,000 outpatient visits annually.
More than 1,400 physicians are on staff at both Abington Memorial Hospital and Lansdale Hospital. Additionally, Abington Health Physicians is an employed network of primary care physicians and specialists. Abington Health has more than 6,100 employees, making it one of the largest employers in Montgomery County.