St. Luke’s Care Now will open its 17th location this month, offering residents of Forks Township and the surrounding communities easy access to affordable, quality walk-in medical care.
The new St. Luke’s Care Now is scheduled to open on December 17 at the St. Luke’s Health Center–Forks at 2003 Sullivan Trail in Easton. Hours will be 8 am to 8 pm Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
“St. Luke’s Care Now–Forks will provide improved access to quality medical care quickly and at a cost that is generally less than that of an emergency room visit,” explains Joe Cunningham, St. Luke’s Senior Network Director of Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine Services.
St. Luke’s Care Now offers fast, convenient care for minor illnesses and injuries – such as colds, flu, sinus infections, sprains, strains, broken bones and more – when a primary care doctor can’t see the patient immediately. In addition to walk-in medical care, St. Luke’s Care Now–Forks offers walk-in X-ray and laboratory services and occupational medicine services to employers.
St. Luke’s Care Now facilities are not intended to replace an individual’s primary care physician or manage chronic health concerns.
“St. Luke’s Care Now centers are an extension of the local primary care offices,” says Robert Dolansky, DO, St. Luke’s Care Now medical director.
“We can take care of urgent medical needs when the patient’s primary care physician is not available. We will then get the patient back to his or her primary care physician for routine care, or help the patient establish care with a primary care physician.”
In addition to the new Forks location, St. Luke’s Care Now centers are located in Allentown, Bethlehem, Brodheadsville, Center Valley, Emmaus, Hamburg, Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, New Ringgold, Pennsburg, Quakertown, Whitehall and Wind Gap, Pennsylvania; and Belvidere, Clinton and Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
For information about all St. Luke’s Care Now locations, services and hours, visit www.stlukescarenow.org.
About St. Luke’sFounded 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. In 2018, St. Luke’s was named a Top Hospital in the Teaching Hospital category by the Leapfrog Group. It has also repeatedly earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) – six times total and four years in a row including 2018. 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.