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St Lukes Care Now Opens in Wind Gap

St. Luke's Care Now "Walk-In" Health Care Center Opens in the
St. Luke's Wind Gap Medical Center on March 3

St. Luke's Wind Gap Medical CenterBethlehem, PA (2/28/2014) - Residents of Wind Gap and surrounding communities  now will have access to St. Luke's quality walk-in health care through the region's newest facility, St. Luke's Care Now, located in the St. Luke's Wind Gap Medical Center.

St. Luke's Care Now opens March 3 at 487 East Moorestown Road, minutes from the Wind Gap/Route 512 exit off Route 33 in Northampton County. It will be open 7:30 am to 10:30 pm Monday through Friday and 8 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

St. Luke's Care Now can be reached at 484-526-7850 during the hours listed above.

Weekday and Weekend Hours

St. Luke's Care Now offers extended weekday and weekend hours, and patients are seen by a St. Luke's primary care provider. St. Luke's Care Now provides prompt treatment for illnesses and injuries that require immediate medical care that are not serious enough to warrant a visit to the Emergency Room, including fever and flu-like symptoms, sinus infections, bronchitis, sprains, strains, broken bones, dislocations, cuts, minor burns and animal bites.

“Not every medical need is serious enough to require an Emergency Room visit,” says Joe Cunningham, Network Director, Urgent Care Services, St. Luke's University Health Network. “St. Luke's Care Now bridges the gap, providing immediate, high quality St. Luke's walk-in care for acute illnesses and injuries, or as the name implies, care now.”

No Appointment Needed

No appointment is ever needed at St. Luke's Care Now, according to the center's medical director Robert Dolansky, DO. “Patients can walk right in and be seen by a St. Luke's primary care provider, making it the quick, practical choice for anyone who cannot get an immediate appointment for acute health concerns with their primary care physician. Care also is provided faster and at a lower cost than an emergency room visit. And, for the convenience of our patients, we can electronically submit most prescriptions right to the pharmacy if needed.”

While St. Luke's Care Now manages unpredictable acute medical needs that cannot wait, it does not replace an individual's primary care physician or manage chronic health concerns.

Additional Services Available

St. Luke's Care Now also offers onsite diagnostic testing, including lab and X-ray services, and occupational medicine services to local employers.


Contacts

Denise Rader
Director, Network Media Relations
484-526-4014
Denise.Rader@sluhn.org