September 29, 2011 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NORWALK — The Norwalk location of Urgent Care of Connecticut has earned the Certified Urgent Care designation from Urgent Care Association of America, which distinguishes it as a true urgent care center. The clinic has met all of the Urgent Care Association of America's established criteria including walk-in, extended hour medical treatment with licensed providers on staff during all hours of operation.
The health care environment is changing and it is increasingly important for patients to know and understand their treatment options. Urgent care fills the gap between primary care and hospital emergency rooms, offering convenience and cost savings. When a medical condition cannot wait to be handled by a patient's regular doctor; such as an unexpected cut, burn, sprain or fracture that does not require a visit to an emergency room, urgent care is a viable option for these conditions and an array of medical treatment needs.
Certified urgent care clinics are required to be equipped with IV fluid/medication, oxygen, EKG monitors, automated external defibrillators, X-Ray services, phlebotomy laboratories, and medication dispensaries. Licensed providers and staff are always available during operating hours and trained to use the above equipment and perform minor procedures like casting and suturing.
With this certification, Urgent Care of Connecticut and the Urgent Care Association of America demonstrate their commitment to providing patients with access to appropriate levels of care. The Norwalk location of Urgent Care of Connecticut joins the Southbury and Brookfield locations as certified urgent care clinics. The fourth and newest location in Ridgefield, which opened September 6, 2011, is in the process of attaining certification.
Established in 2008 in Southbury, CT, Urgent Care of Connecticut is the physician-owned leader for urgent care of non-life threatening medical conditions in the State. As the first urgent care center in Connecticut to be certified by the Urgent Care Association of America, Urgent Care of Connecticut prides itself on treating patients as individuals, assists the communities it serves by alleviating stress on hospital emergency rooms, and provides a convenient alternative to primary care physician offices. With full-service walk-in clinics located in Brookfield, Glastonbury, Norwalk, Ridgefield, and Southbury, Urgent Care of Connecticut offers walk-in treatment for a wide array of illnesses and injuries. Vaccinations, X-rays, blood and urine tests, EKGs, physical exams, and IV fluid/medication are also offered.
All Urgent Care of Connecticut locations are open 365 days a year between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Board certified/eligible physicians and X-ray technicians are on staff at all times, and treat patients of all ages from infants to seniors. Most major insurances are accepted, including Medicare, and reasonable and affordable self-pay options are offered. For more information, please visit www.ucofconnecticut.com
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Urgent Care of Connecticut
31 Old Route 7, Brookfield, CT 06804