Another level of care for the community
As our community grows, so does the need for more convenient options for healthcare. Aiken Regional Medical Centers is proud to be affiliated with Aiken Urgent Care, a new walk-in facility equipped to treat general emergent and non-life-threatening medical conditions. Patients can receive care for a variety of minor illnesses and injuries, in addition to health and wellness services.
“This facility is located in Midland Valley, which is one of the fastest growing areas in Aiken County,” says Chief Operating Officer Matt Merrifield. “There are many housing developments being built in that area, but not much access to medical facilities. The Aiken Urgent Care location is able to accommodate these new communities.”
The facility is a big advantage for Midland Valley, says Gennia Jennings, Aiken Professional Association Market Director. “Patients can see a provider, especially early in the morning or later in the day,” she says. “And for those who are unable to get an appointment with their regular doctor, we can accommodate them here.”
Aiken Regional Medical Centers is just 10 minutes away from the new facility, so if anyone needs an extra level of care or needs to be admitted, the hospital is close by, states Merrifield. “It is a win-win for the growing community because we are bringing care and convenience to them. It can also help reduce the cost of care for many health issues, since they can come to Aiken Urgent Care instead of the ER,” he says.
Aiken Urgent Care is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
What to expect at Aiken Urgent Care
- Allergies and asthma
- Childhood illnesses, such as hand, foot, and mouth disease; fifth disease; chickenpox; and whooping cough
- Cough, colds, fever, flu and pneumonia symptoms
- Cuts, minor burns, sprains and fractures
- Eye and ear infections
- Nose bleeds
- Skin rashes, poison ivy and insect bites
- Sports injuries
- Urinary tract infections
- Wound care
- And much more!
Health and wellness services to include:
- Flu shots
- School and sports physicals
- Workers’ compensation
- Employment physicals
- Digital X-rays
Lab tests to include:
- Basic metabolic profile
- Hemoglobin A1C
- Lipid panel
- Flu test/strep test
- Occult blood
- Non-fasting glucose