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Cooley Dickinson Urgent Care Amherst Opens

AMHERST — Cooley Dickinson Health Care has expanded its urgent-care services once again, to include a facility at 170 University Dr., Amherst.

No appointment is necessary at Cooley Dickinson Urgent Care Amherst, and walk-ins are welcome. With the reopening of the clinic comes a commitment to providing safe care: waiting areas have been reconfigured to ensure social distancing, providers wear face masks, and patients are screened and are given face masks upon entry.

Cooley’s latest urgent-care expansion is a result of its purchase of the AEIOU Urgent Care that has long shared the University Drive building with other Cooley Dickinson practices, including Radiology & Imaging and Women’s Health, as well as the primary-care practice Amherst Medical Associates. Cooley Dickinson has also purchased AEIOU’s Greenfield location, which will continue operating under the AEIOU name. All staff and providers who worked for AEIOU will continue in their roles at both locations.

“We have collaborated with the hospital since we opened over 10 years ago, and this simply closes the circle,” said Dr. R.F. Conway, AEIOU’s founder and Cooley Dickinson medical director of Urgent Care and Occupational Health. “We will have one uniform electronic medical record with lab and X-ray reports available, and patients will have access to a robust portal. In addition, our providers are already medical staff members at CDH.”

The Cooley Dickinson Urgent Care Amherst is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Providers at the clinic treat cuts and minor lacerations, including those requiring sutures or suture removal; minor burns; ear and eye infections; urinary-tract infections; rashes; strains and sprains; and minor fractures. Other services provided include incision and drainage of abscesses, sports and camp physicals, and occupational medicine, including DOT physicals and drug screening. Providers treat children ages 2 and up.

The new Amherst Urgent Care is located at 170 University Dr., at the intersection of Route 9, across from the Big Y Plaza. It can be reached at (413) 461-3530.