Quakertown soon will have its first stand-alone urgent care center.
Representatives for MedExpress in Canonsburg in western Pennsylvania confirmed plans to open the area’s first urgent care center Feb. 8 on the site of the former Guitar Villa at 30 S. West End Blvd. (Route 309). MedExpress operates urgent care centers in 15 states with plans this year to open centers in five additional states.
Quakertown services will include walk-in treatment for illness and injury such as colds, flu, sinus, ear and upper respiratory infections, bee stings, cuts and minor burns.
The center will offer X-rays, intravenous infusions, labs, minor surgery, stitches and treatment for sprains and broken bones, according to Brandon Pena, MedExpress regional field coordinator, based in Runnemede, N.J. Wellness services, including sports and routine physicals, immunizations and tobacco cessation counseling, will be offered, Pena said.
“MedExpress also offers employer health services such as worker’s compensation, injury care and pre-employment screenings and physicals,” he said.
It will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Appointments are not necessary.
The nearest urgent care center is inside Saucon Valley Medical Center, in Center Valley.
St. Luke’s Hospital Quakertown Campus operates a community hospital and emergency room center in Quakertown, but does not operate a separate urgent care stand-alone center there.