BIDMC Opens New Urgent Care Center in Chelsea
Chloe Meck (BIDMC Communications), email@example.com BID Urgent Care at Chelsea: 617-975-6060
AUGUST 07, 2017
Chelsea Urgent Care offers care from board-certified physicians
BOSTON – Residents in the Chelsea area in need of urgent health care have a new option with today’s opening of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) urgent care facility in Chelsea. The new center, Chelsea Urgent Care, opens its doors in the existing Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare-Chelsea (BIDHC-Chelsea) location at 1000 Broadway and delivers high-quality, immediate health care to residents of Chelsea and the surrounding communities. Unlike most other urgent care facilities, Chelsea Urgent Care is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians.
“With access to board-certified emergency medicine physicians, Chelsea Urgent Care is essentially an extension of the emergency department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,” said Richard Wolfe, MD, Chief of Emergency Medicine at BIDMC. “Patients can expect the same top-tier care they would receive at our emergency department in Boston but now in a convenient, neighborhood location.”
Access to Chelsea Urgent Care is available to patients over the age of two experiencing non-life threating injuries or illnesses, such as accidents or falls, sprains, broken bones, infections and high fever. More serious medical needs – such as those resulting from chest pain, heart attack or a trauma – will require an emergency department visit.
Chelsea Urgent Care is open 8 hours a day, seven days a week: Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The addition of an urgent care practice complements the existing outpatient services available at BIDHC-Chelsea. Since 1995, BIDHC-Chelsea has provided comprehensive medical services including primary care, women’s health, physical therapy, radiology services, a laboratory drawing station and a number of adult specialty services.
“We strive to deliver the right care by the right provider at the right place and cost,” said Jayne Carvelli Sheehan, MSN, RN, Senior Vice President of System Integration and Care Coordination at BIDMC. “Chelsea Urgent Care allows us to treat patients with non-life threatening injuries or conditions in the appropriate setting. Local immediate care by our emergency medicine physicians can help avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency department and ultimately save patients time and money.”
To reduce time spent in the waiting room, urgent care appointments can be made online through the Clockwise program. Through this easy-to-use program, patients receive timely text message updates on their appointment time. Free parking is available, and the center is located close to public transportation.
About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding.
BIDMC is in the community with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Anna Jaques Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lawrence General Hospital, MetroWest Medical Center, Signature Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare, Community Care Alliance and Atrius Health. BIDMC is also clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the Jackson Laboratory. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit www.bidmc.org.