Ocean City Urgent Care Facility Closing for Remainder of Winter

01-24-2007

Berlin’s Atlantic Health Center walk-in clinic expands hours to accommodate the community

Atlantic ImmediCare, an affiliate of Atlantic General Hospital and Health System, is now closed for the remainder of the winter months. Any walk-in patients who visit Atlantic ImmediCare can be seen at its sister clinic next door, the Townsend Medical Center, during their regular hours of operation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Scheduled to re-open this May, the cash-only urgent care center located in Ocean City is positioned to accommodate an increased patient volume resulting from the large number of tourists who visit the area during the summer months.

“Since the walk-in clinic side of the Townsend Medical Practice was reborn as Atlantic ImmediCare in September 2006, we have been slowly evolving the features of this location to service patients who are in the area temporarily,” said Jonathan Cook, vice president of Practice Administration. “We want to encourage our local year-round community members to establish relationships with a primary care provider. Selecting a regular physician has been shown to improve an individual’s overall health and create strong preventive health practices.”

Atlantic General Hospital and Health System continues to provide walk-in care for those times when a primary care provider is unavailable, however.

The Atlantic Health Center, located at 9713 Healthway Drive, across from the hospital in Berlin, has provided walk-in care to the community since 2005. The center, which accepts Medicare and most private insurances, also provides financial assistance options for those who are unable to pay for care.

On January 22, the Atlantic Health Center expanded its hours to include evening and Saturday care. The center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

For more information about the Atlantic Health Center, please contact Carol Terry at 410-641-9719.

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