|Open House Scheduled for new BHS Urgent Care Service in Pittsfield|
|12:32PM / Monday, September 14, 2015|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems continues to expand access to immediate care with the opening of BHS Urgent Care, which will provide treatment of minor illness and injury without the wait and expense of a hospital Emergency Department visit.
BHS Urgent Care will be located at 505 East St., in St. Luke’s Square and for convenience will be open seven days a week. BHS Urgent Care will formally open on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
A community open house will be held at the new BHS Urgent Care on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 6 pm. All are invited to view the new facility, learn more about its services and meet the staff.
This new option for patients in need of immediate care complements the opening earlier this year of BHS Walk-In Care, located inside Market 32 (Price Chopper) in Pittsfield. BHS Urgent Care provides immediate and affordable care for non-life-threatening injuries and conditions. The service is available for patients who are unable to see their physician, and provides fast, high quality evaluation and treatment in a convenient setting that is open every day, including weekends, and has evening hours.
BHS Urgent Care is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day, including most holidays.
“Our Urgent Care services are provided by emergency medicine providers from the BMC Emergency Department, experienced specialists with expertise in the treatment of all manner of minor injuries and illnesses,” said Dr. Ronald Hayden, chairman of Emergency Medicine at Berkshire Medical Center. “Importantly, the patient’s connection to their primary care physician is maintained, as our physicians and nurses will provide the patient’s doctor with information regarding their care, in the event there is need for follow-up.”
BHS Urgent Care will provide immediate and affordable care for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses for those who cannot see their physician. A number of illnesses and non-life-threatening injuries can be treated at Urgent Care, including bronchitis, pneumonia, fractures, sprains, dislocations, lacerations, wound repair and abscess drainage and more. BHS Urgent Care is available for children and adults, and has on-site x-ray and laboratory services.
BHS Urgent Care will also provide access to flu vaccine and tetanus shots and testing services such as Strep screening, urinalysis and urine pregnancy test, finger-stick blood sugar, mononucleosis and others. Referral to specialty services may also be obtained, depending on the nature of the patient’s illness or injury.
No appointments are needed as this is a walk-in service. Most insurance plans are accepted, or the patient can choose affordable self-pay. Physician referral may be required, and the staff will help the patient to obtain the referral, if needed.