NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Health Care has reopened urgent-care services at its hospital location. 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.
The hospital-based urgent care reopens in a new space in the west wing of the 30 Locust St. building, which was set up to serve acute COVID patients and whose mandate has been winding down as COVID case numbers drop in the region and vaccination rates increase.
Urgent-care clinicians 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; and strains, sprains, and minor fractures. Other services provided will include incision and drainage of abscesses and sports and camp physicals.
The reopening brings the number of Cooley Dickinson Urgent Care offices in the Valley back to three, including the Southampton clinic at 12 College Highway and Amherst Urgent Care.
All Cooley Dickinson Urgent Care clinics, including virtual visits, are accessible via a single phone number, (413) 582-4400, and calls will be directed to the patient’s closest location. No appointment is necessary at any of the clinics. Learn more by clicking here.