Facility offers convenient access to immediate care of minor illnesses and injuries
Members of the community can see all that St. Luke's Care Now-Quakertown has to offer during the center's Community Open House on Saturday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Visitors will have a chance to tour the facility, learn about its services and meet the care team.
“We are very excited to bring our St. Luke’s Care Now walk-in center to the Quakertown area,” says Ed Nawrocki, President of president of St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital. “St. Luke’s Care Now provides patients quick access to our quality medical care when they are not able to be seen immediately by their primary care provider. It serves as an extension of the primary care services we provide in this community, but because the cost of care is usually lower than an emergency room visit, Care Now is a time-efficient and cost-effective option.”
Care Now is not intended to replace an individual’s primary care physician or manage chronic health concerns. Instead, St. Luke’s Care Now-Quakertown provides treatment when a patient's family doctor is unavailable, or when a patient's injury or illness requires immediate attention, but is not an acute emergency. This may include fever and flu-like symptoms, sinus infections, bronchitis, sprains, strains, broken bones, dislocations, cuts, minor burns, animal bites and other minor medical concerns.
No appointment is ever needed. In addition to walk-in medical care, St. Luke’s Care Now locations offer onsite diagnostic testing and occupational medicine services to employers.
St. Luke’s Care Now-Quakertown is the ninth walk-in care center operated by St. Luke’s. Other centers are located in Allentown, Bethlehem, Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, New Ringgold, Upper Perkiomen and Wind Gap in Pennsylvania, and in Clinton, New Jersey.
St. Luke’s Care Now-Quakertown’s hours will be 8 am to 8 pm seven days a week. Because of these extended hours in Quakertown, Care Now-Upper Perkiomen will no longer have Sunday hours.
St. Luke’s Care Now-Quakertown's phone number is 215-538-4930. For complete information on all St. Luke’s Care Now locations, services and hours, visit www.stlukescarenow.org.
- What: St. Luke's Care Now-Quakertown Community Open House
- When: Saturday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, firstname.lastname@example.org
About St. Luke’s
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 23 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital, the only one in the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as 50 Top Cardiovascular program in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.