WESTPORT, Conn. – No longer do you have to drive to the nearest hospital and wait in an emergency room to have non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries treated. Westport Urgent Care, a new walk-in medical facility, opened Monday on Post Road East.
The facility, which is open seven days a week, has doctors and medical assistants on staff to treat a variety of common injuries and ailments, including: cold and flu symptoms, earaches, sore throats, sprains, fractures, cuts, stomachaches, burns, asthma, allergic reactions and more.
“This is the future of medical care,” company spokesman Nathan Pangborn said. “It replaces the need to go to the emergency room if you or your child needs stitches, for example, or if you’ve come down with something and you can’t reach your primary care doctor.”
The facility, he said, is not a walk-in emergency room and is not for the treatment of serious, life- threatening conditions.
The facility is headed by Medical Director Debbie Mogelof, an emergency room doctor. Two other doctors are on staff, both of whom are trained family practitioners, Mogelof said.
In addition to the urgent care services, Westport Urgent Care also provides school, sport and yearly physical exams, drug screenings, vaccinations and occupational medicine.
Appointments are not necessary, Pangborn said, and patients will generally be seen within 15 minutes. All major insurances, including workers' compensation and Medicare, are accepted.
The center, at 1045 Post Road E., is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call the facility at 203-557-8200.
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