|Strong West Urgent Care Center Opened in Brockport Tuesday|
|Tuesday, September 03 2013|
URMC's Strong West campus and Strong Urgent Care opened its doors at noon Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the former Lakeside Memorial Hospital building in Brockport.
The urgent care at 156 West Ave. will provide health care services to patients of all ages who require immediate treatment of non-life-threatening issues such as sprains, broken bones, cuts, fevers, and ear infections. Strong Urgent Care will offer on-the-spot diagnostic services such as X-rays, EKGs and strep tests. No appointment is necessary. Current hours are noon to 7 p.m. each day.
Also opening Tuesday are imaging services – ultrasound, mammography, MRI and CT (offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays) – as well as a walk-in lab service.
In early 2014, URMC plans to open a free-standing emergency department, which will provide more advanced, comprehensive emergency care, and once again allow ambulances to transport patients to the West Avenue location. An ambulatory surgical center also is planned for 2014.
“We’re extremely excited to open our doors today, to become part of the Brockport community and extend our services there,” said David Waldman, M.D. Ph.D., chair of Imaging Sciences at URMC.
Chair of Emergency Medicine Michael F. Kamali, M.D., echoed the sentiment. “We’ve been looking forward to this for weeks,” he said. “But again, what we’re really planning for is the opening of the free-standing Emergency Department, in January. That will be a full-service emergency department to better serve the emergent needs of patients in this community.”
In addition to Strong Urgent Care in Brockport, URMC Strong West consists of Strong Urgent Care in Spencerport, primary care practices in LeRoy and Brockport, and orthopaedic and cardiac specialists who have existing practices in Brockport. URMC Strong West provides health care services to the Brockport area, western Monroe County and the eastern portion of Orleans and Genesee counties.
For more on Strong West, visit click here, or visit http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/patients-families/strong-west/.
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