Cambridge, Mass., April 30, 2014 – CareWell Urgent Care today announced the opening of its urgent care center in Cambridge, Mass. The center is open from 8:00am-8:00pm seven days a week and offers medical care from Board-certified doctors, without a referral or appointment.
Patients can visit CareWell centers for all urgent but non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries, including colds, flu, infections, fractures, cuts, rashes and allergic reactions. Centers offer select preventative services like flu shots, vaccinations and physical exams, and have on-site x-ray and lab capabilities. Additional services include sport and school physicals, DOT physicals, pre-employment exams, and drug testing.
“The newest Cambridge opening comes at a great time for our patients,” said CEO Shaun Ginter. “As spring arrives, there is a heightened demand for seasonal healthcare needs, such as allergy testing and kids’ camp physicals. CareWell centers allow patients to come at flexible hours, and you’ll typically be seen by a doctor within minutes of arriving.”
CareWell Urgent Care functions as an extension of a patient’s own primary care provider regardless of where the patient lives. With the patient’s permission, CareWell will forward x-rays, lab results and diagnostic notes to the patient’s own doctor within 24 hours of their visit.
“CareWell provides top quality urgent care with ease and affordability that is unparalleled,”
said Dr. Jack Cornwell, CareWell’s medical director. “Patients pay co-pays and fees comparable to an office visit with their primary care physician, and the wait time is dramatically shorter than in an emergency room—which makes all the different when it comes to getting medical attention.”
Urgent care centers are rapidly gaining popularity across the United States. According to the Urgent Care Association of America, there are approximately 9,000 urgent care centers in the U.S., with 40 percent expecting to expand their existing site or add another site. In 2012, urgent care centers saw an average of 357 patients per week each, which translates to more than 160 million total visits annually.
All CareWell locations are open 8:00am-8:00pm seven days a week. The Cambridge center is located at 1400 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, and can be reached at (617) 714-4534. Additional information can be found at http://www.carewellurgentcare.com/ .
About CareWell Urgent Care
Established in 2012, CareWell Urgent Care (care provided by Carewell Urgent Care Centers of Massachusetts, PC) is a leading provider of accessible, efficient neighborhood healthcare. CareWell is committed to changing the delivery of healthcare in America by providing on-demand, high quality, affordable care. Our approach is patient-centered, with Board-certified physicians on-site at all times and an emphasis on full collaboration with the patient’s regular healthcare team. CareWell Urgent Care has centers in Billerica, Lexington, Needham, Norwell, Peabody, South Dennis and Tewksbury, MA, as well as Warwick, RI, with additional centers slated to open throughout New England in 2014.