For Immediate Release:
ChoiceOne Contact: Ashley Boggs UM SJMC Contact: Kellie Edris
Number: 410-296-7190 Number: 410-337-1714
ChoiceOne and UM St. Joseph Medical Center Partner to Open Fourth Urgent Care Center
New urgent care center set to open at the Rotunda
Baltimore, MD, November 28, 2017- ChoiceOne Urgent Care has partnered with the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (UM SJMC) to open its fourth location on Friday, December 8. The ChoiceOne Urgent Care Rotunda center is conveniently located at the Rotunda, 711 West 40th Street.
“We are opening a location at the Rotunda to fulfill the healthcare needs of the growing Hampden community,” said Dr. Scott Burger, chief medical officer at ChoiceOne Urgent Care. “Many patients need immediate medical care in the evenings and on the weekend or when they cannot be seen by their primary care provider during the day. Urgent care is often the most convenient, cost-effective and appropriate solution for these patients. For added convenience, we offer patients the ability to make same-day appointments online. If they need follow-up care and do not have a regular provider, we can refer them to the UM SJMC primary and specialty care providers.”
In addition to its Rotunda location, ChoiceOne operates urgent care centers in Dundalk, Phoenix, and Towson in partnership with UM SJMC, and nine urgent care centers total in Maryland. The collaboration between ChoiceOne Urgent Care and UM SJMC provides an option for patients who are unable to get to their primary physician quickly or after hours, but who are not in need of the services of an emergency room.
“UM SJMC and ChoiceOne share a common mission to improve the health and well-being of our community. Through key population health initiatives like our partnership with ChoiceOne, we are intentionally stretching beyond the borders of our hospital campus and taking high quality health care to the communities in which our patients live and work,” said UM SJMC President and CEO Dr. Thomas Smyth.
The 3,500-square foot ChoiceOne Rotunda center, features private exam rooms, a triage area, and state-of-the-art equipment, including an on-site x-ray facility; all in a welcoming, spa-like environment. ChoiceOne providers diagnose and treat non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, such as colds, flu, broken bones, headaches, infections, and sprains. ChoiceOne also provides preoperative exams, sports physicals, and occupational health services, including pre-employment physicals, drug testing, and workers’ compensation.
Providers see patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., including most holidays. Patients can walk-in without an appointment or make same-day appointments online. ChoiceOne accepts most insurance plans and governmental plans, including Medicare and Medicaid.
ChoiceOne is celebrating its new Rotunda center opening with a weekend-long celebration, December 8 – 10. ChoiceOne will be giving away free gift cards to a local Rotunda merchant, while supplies last, on Friday, December 8. On Saturday, December 9, UM SJMC will be onsite to give a free body composition analysis. Haven’t gotten your flu shot yet? ChoiceOne will be giving away free flu shots Saturday and Sunday, while supplies last.
About UM SJMC
UM St. Joseph Medical Center, which was founded in 1864 by the Sisters of St. Francis, is a 232-bed nonprofit, regional medical center in Towson, Md., and a member of the 12-hospital University of Maryland Medical System. For more information, visit www.stjosephtowson.com.
About ChoiceOne Urgent Care
With more than 60 centers, ChoiceOne Urgent Care is the 6th largest urgent care organization nationwide. We are proud to provide urgent care services to local communities in Austin, North Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Houston metro areas. Through extended hours, shorter wait times, lower costs, and personalized attention, ChoiceOne delivers an exceptional healthcare experience to all our patients. Our goal is to provide superior patient care while improving the everyday health of our patients in the communities we serve.
ChoiceOne Urgent Care is accredited by the Urgent Care Association of America in Maryland and Georgia. Our centers meet nationally standardized criteria to provide high-level care and processes associated with quality, safety, and scope of services provided. Visit www.ChoiceOneUC.com for more information.