May 3, 2021

Urgent Care Reopens at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

May 3, 2021

Cooley Dickinson Urgent Care is reopening at its hospital-based location, which served as the COVID-response-targeted Respiratory Illness Clinic (RIC) for the last year. (click for high-res image).
Urgent Care at Cooley Dickinson Hospital is now open; the former space served as the COVID-response-targeted Respiratory Illness Clinic (RIC) for the last year. (click for high-res image).

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.