St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Care Now–Center Valley is moving to a new location. It will open at 5445 Lanark Road on October 22.
The current Center Valley Care Now location at 4801 Saucon Creek Road will close October 16.
“Patients will continue to receive the same quality care they have come to expect from us at our new location,” said Joseph M. Cunningham, Senior Network Director, Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine Services for St. Luke’s University Health Network. “We are very excited by this change and feel it will enhance the excellent care we can provide.”
In addition, Cunningham said, patients will have easy access to the many excellent services located at St. Luke’s Center Valley Health Center including:
- Lab services
- Radiology (walk-in X-ray)
- Endocrinology and diabetes education
- Senior care
- OB/GYN (coming in mid-November 2018)
- Pediatrics (coming in early December 2018)
St. Luke’s Care Now is not intended to replace an individual’s primary care physician or manage chronic health concerns. Instead, St. Luke’s Care Now walk-in centers provide 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. Patients will find urgent care services convenient for such concerns as fever and flu-like symptoms, sinus infections, bronchitis, sprains, strains, broken bones, dislocations, cuts, minor burns, animal bites and other minor medical concerns.
“Because the cost of care is usually lower than an emergency room visit, St. Luke’s Care Now is a time-efficient and cost-effective option,” Cunningham said.
No appointment is ever needed. You also can “skip the wait” by reserving a time online. In addition to walk-in medical care, St. Luke’s Care Now locations offer comprehensive occupational medicine services to employers. Patients also are able to take home many common prescription medications.
Video Visits 24/7 (Online Urgent Care)
When St. Luke’s Care Now walk-in centers are closed, patients can connect with a St. Luke’s provider online to have a live, on-demand video visit for non-life-threatening conditions.
St. Luke’s Care Now-Center Valley is one of 15 walk-in care centers operated by St. Luke’s. Other centers are located in Allentown, Bethlehem, Brodheadsville, Emmaus, Hamburg, Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, New Ringgold, Pennsburg, Quakertown, Wind Gap and Whitehall in Pennsylvania, and in Belvidere and Clinton, New Jersey.
St. Luke’s Care Now-Center Valley and walk-in X-ray hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lab hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It is closed Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. It closes at 4 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas. New Year’s Eve it is open until 8 p.m.
St. Luke’s Care Now-Center Valley's new phone number will be 484-526-5750. For complete information on all St. Luke’s Care Now locations, services and hours, visit www.stlukescarenow.org.
The St. Luke’s Center Valley Health Center Building is owned and developed by Peron Development, a regional Real Estate Development firm that specializes in Multi Family and Medical Office Building development. The 42,000 Square Foot, 3-story Health Center was constructed by Boyle Construction.
“We are thrilled to have worked with St. Luke’s University Health Network, one of the region’s top Health Care providers, to build and lease the space that has become home to these practice groups and Care Now, which provides critical medical access to the Saucon Valley community,” said Rob de Beer, Director of Development for Peron Development. “This project was made possible through the collaborative efforts of Upper Saucon Township, and State Senator Pat Browne, who was critical in helping to secure nearly $1,000,000 for much needed infrastructure improvements along PA Route 309.”
About St. Luke’s
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient sites. With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus. It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows. St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018. It has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program. Utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.