St. Luke’s University Health Network continues its expansion with the recent opening of a walk-in health care clinic in Hunterdon County, N.J
St. Luke’s Care Now at the Wal-Mart Plaza in Clinton is the network’s first walk-in health care center in New Jersey. It operates five Pennsylvania clinics in Allentown, Bethlehem, Jim Thorpe, Wind Gap and Upper Perkiomen.
The clinics provide walk-in care and offer diagnostic testing, lab and X-ray services and occupational medicine services to employers.
Scott R. Wolfe, president of St. Luke’s Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, said St. Luke’s Care Now is an extension of the primary care services the network offers in the community.
“It allows patients to access another quality health care choice when they are not able to be seen immediately by their primary care provider,” Wolfe said.
Dr. Robert Dolansky, medical director of St. Luke’s Care Now, said the clinics provide treatment for conditions that require immediate medical attention but are not serious enough to warrant a visit to the emergency room.
Joe Cunningham, network director, urgent care services at SLUHN, said the care provided at the clinics is usually less expensive than an emergency room visit.
SLUHN is a nonprofit regional health care network that provides service at six hospitals and more than 200 sites in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.