Morton Plant Mease’s newest urgent care center is also its first in New Port Richey.
The walk-in "immediate care center" opened at 4821 U.S. 19 recently.
“It was an area we felt was somewhat underserved and we felt would benefit from urgent care,” said Stephen Jacobs, president and chief executive officer of Morton Plant Mease’s Primary Care division.
The urgent care center is one of three immediate care centers operated by Morton Plant Mease health care network, which is part of the BayCare Health Systems. in New Port Richey is in the Morton Plant Mease network.
One urgent care center is in Largo and another is in Trinity. The center employs 12 people, Jacobs said.
According to a press release from Morton Plant Mease, services provided at the center with no appointment necessary include treatments for “minor illnesses and injuries, flu and colds, sprains and strains, minor cuts, stings, burns and fractures. The center also offers school and sports physicals, on-site X-rays, some blood testing and EKGs and a board-certified physician is always on duty."
The center provides quicker, easier access to care to patients with minor maladies, Jacobs said. It should allow Morton Plant to serve adults and children in West Pasco and North Pinellas counties.
The 3,000-square-foot center contains four examination rooms, a procedure room, a digital X-ray suite and a television in every patient room
It is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The center accepts most types of insurance, according to a release, and offers adult and pediatric services.
You can call (727) 953-6877 for more info or visit: www.mpmhealth.com/icc