University Hospitals Announces New Urgent Care Facility Locations
October 24, 2023
CLEVELAND – University Hospitals announced the opening of one new urgent care and the relocation of another. The urgent cares will be a welcome addition to both communities and reduce their travel time when seeking medical attention. The new locations are part of the larger plan to deliver health care closer to where patients live, shop and work.
UH Urgent Care Lakewood West opened October 23, and is located at 14800 Madison Avenue, in Lakewood on a busy road across from Walgreens in a popular neighborhood.
UH Urgent Care Willoughby at 36001 Euclid Ave, Unit 5, will open October 30 at 8 a.m., replacing UH Urgent Care Willowick. That facility, located at 29804 Lakeshore Blvd, will be moved by the end of the day Saturday, October 28. The new UH Urgent Care Willoughby, located directly across the street from UH Lake West Medical Center, will increase convenient access to high-quality health care services in a consolidated location. Patients who come to the UH Urgent Care Willoughby with extreme symptoms like chest pain or severe shortness of breath can quickly be redirected right across the street to the emergency department of the hospital.
Beginning November 1, all UH Urgent Care facilities, including these two new locations, will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, with special hours on some holidays.
“Our UH Urgent Care delivery model aims to provide the most convenient and valuable care for our patients,” explained UH Chief Operating Officer Paul Hinchey, MD, MBA. “Having easy access to urgent care locations provide a more affordable option than emergency departments for patients who don’t have a primary care physician but need immediate, non-life-threating medical attention. By offering more urgent care locations, we can relieve the burden on emergency departments and reduce wait times so our emergency medicine teams can focus on critical cases.”
The new facilities will be equipped with advanced medical technology and staffed by experienced healthcare professionals dedicated to providing compassionate, efficient, and personalized care to patients of all ages.
UH Urgent Care President Lee Resnick, MD, looks forward to the expansion.
"Our primary goal is to reimagine urgent care for Northeast Ohio by removing obstacles and easing access to care while delivering exceptional patient experiences,” Dr. Resnick said. “The expansion of UH Urgent Care in Northeast Ohio is a significant step towards fulfilling this commitment. By increasing access to urgent care services, we aim to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families throughout the region, providing them with the prompt and effective care they deserve in retail locations where they live, shop and work.
UH Urgent Care is being operated as part of a joint venture with WellStreet Urgent Care. To support our expansion, UH Urgent Care will be bringing hundreds more healthcare jobs to the Northeast Ohio market. We are currently seeking experienced physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other medical professionals looking for consistent, meaningful work, to join the team. For more information about career opportunities with University Hospitals Urgent Care, visit https://www.wellstreet.com/careers-university-hospitals/.
University Hospitals is dedicated to improving healthcare accessibility and meeting the evolving needs of the Northeast Ohio community. The expansion of UH Urgent Care locations will contribute to this mission, ensuring residents have easy access to high-quality care when and where they need it.
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