By Jesse Goodwin, Staff Writer
On January 31, Southcoast Health opened an urgent care center in North Dartmouth for patients with non-emergency medical concerns. It is the closest urgent care center to UMass Dartmouth.
The new urgent care center is located at 435 State Road, near recently opened Hannoush Jewelers and Starbucks stores.
It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. , and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.
The urgent care center addresses non-emergency medical concerns, including strains, sprains and fractures, infections, animal bites, skin conditions, burns, lacerations, contusions, and cold or flu symptoms.
“This Urgent Care center is one further example of Southcoast Health’s commitment to not only treating you like you’re our only patient but treating you like our most important consumer. The purpose of these centers is to provide you and your family with excellent clinical care that is convenient to you and your busy life,” said Jason M. Rua, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Southcoast Health Systems and Southcoast Hospitals Group.
The urgent care center accepts patients on a walk-in basis and no appointment is necessary. Online check-in is also available at https://www.southcoast.org/urgentcare.
The website will provide approximate wait times and the patient will receive a text message 20 minutes prior to an opening.
This is the third urgent care center Southcoast Health has opened in southeastern Massachusetts. Other locations include 208 Mill Road in Fairhaven and 2421 Cranberry Highway in the Wareham Crossing.
Three hospitals in the region are affiliated with the company: St Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.
“We are excited to bring our Urgent Care services to a third area in the South Coast region,” said Keith A. Hovan, President & CEO of Southcoast Health. “Our Urgent Care centers in Fairhaven and Wareham are extremely popular, providing convenient and timely medical care to patients when they need it. We look forward to providing the same exceptional, convenient care and service in Dartmouth.”