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Cooley Dickinson Announces Opening of Urgent-care Clinic

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Health Care announced the opening of its new urgent-care clinic at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Community members can now access this streamlined model of on-demand treatment for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer the community another option to get the care they need, when they need it,” said Joanne Marqusee, Cooley Dickinson’s president and CEO. “With urgent care, wait times are typically shorter, and insurance co-pays are typically lower, than emergency-room care.”

Cooley Dickinson Urgent Care is located in the main corridor, just inside the main entrance, and offers immediate care for injuries including strains and sprains, minor fractures, minor cuts and lacerations, sutures and suture removal, minor burns, and simple removal of foreign bodies.

Staff also treat urgent but non-life-threatening illnesses such as cold and flu symptoms, sore throats, viral illnesses, rashes, ear and eye infections, and infections of the respiratory and urinary tracts. Incision and drainage of abscesses will also be available.

In addition, Cooley Dickinson Urgent Care offers on-site X-ray and lab drawing/specimen collection services as needed, and also provides routine healthcare services such as sports and camp physicals.

The clinic treats people 6 years old and up. No appointment is needed. Walk-in hours are Monday through Friday, 2 to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 pm. Most major insurance is accepted. Anyone who elects to go to Cooley Dickinson Urgent Care should check with their insurance carrier to determine whether a referral or preauthorization is required.

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