May 3, 2021
May 3, 2021
Cooley Dickinson Health Care has reopened Urgent Care at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
The Urgent Care practice, which closed in the spring of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, provides an alternative to Emergency Department visits for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, and in many cases can reduce the cost and wait time for treatment of those conditions.
Urgent Care is now open in a new space in the West wing of the 30 Locust Street building which has served for the last year as the triage-modeled Respiratory Illness Clinic (RIC), which was set up to serve acute COVID-19 patients and whose mandate has been winding down as COVID case numbers drop in the region and vaccination rates increase.
Clinicians in the reopened clinic treat cold and flu symptoms; viral illnesses; cuts and minor lacerations including those requiring sutures or suture removal; minor burns; ear and eye infections; respiratory and urinary tract infections; rashes; strains/sprains and minor fractures. Other services include incision and drainage of abscesses; sports and camp physicals; and Occupational Medicine including DOT physicals and drug screening.
The reopening brings the number of Cooley Dickinson Urgent Care offices in the Valley back to three, including the now well-established Southampton clinic at the 12 College Highway/Big Y Plaza and the Amherst Urgent Care, which opened this past year at the organization’s 170 University Drive location.
To reach any of the Urgent Care locations, call 413-582-4400; calls will be directed to the patient’s closest location.
No appointment is necessary at any of the clinics, and those in need of care are urged to use the walk-in service for any of the conditions listed above.