The urgent care you once knew is changing in the United States. Now, many urgent care clinics are offering more services than ever with the opening of new facilities and expanding on existing ones.
In Annapolis, MD, WTOP reports that Righttime Medical Care has opened its first new urgent care center in Charles County and 14th in the state of Maryland. Not only will the center offer care for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, it will also include its HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care program.
The 5,600-square-foot facility in Waldorf will host the HeadFirst program teaching concussion awareness as well as offering diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries. Walk-ins and same day appointments are welcome at the facility when it opens on July 14.
Maryland isn’t the only state changing how urgent care services patients. In Western New York, MASH urgent care and UBMD Pediatrics have joined forces to enhance health care for children.
With 15,000 urgent care locations expected to open by the year 2019, the opening of facilities like these will provide specialized health care at an affordable rate for many Americans.
According to WKBW, the partnership is the first of its kind in Western New York and brings doctors and specialists from the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo to urgent care. The program is referred to as Children’s Fast Track.
“With Children’s Fast Track, we offer access to our state-of-the-art pediatric services,” said Dr. Teresa Quattrin, President of UBMD Pediatrics and Pediatrician-in-Chief at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. “Our pediatric providers have full access to pediatric sub-specialists. This is especially important in the summer months when we see an increase in children’s injuries.”
Children’s Fact Track provides infants, toddlers, young children and adolescents with high-quality medical care similar to what is found in emergency rooms. MASH urgent care will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the week at 3245 Southwestern Boulevard in Orchard Park.