New Urgent Care Center Open Seven Days a Week in Norwood
Norwood Hospital, a part of the Steward Health Care System (Steward), and Health Express, a growing urgent care provider in Massachusetts, announced the opening of Health Express with Norwood Hospital at 1345 Boston Providence Highway (Rt. 1 South) in Norwood. Steward now has the largest integrated network of urgent care providers in Massachusetts with 24 affiliated urgent care locations to be opened within the next year. The new urgent care center in Norwood is open seven days a week with evening and weekend hours convenient for patients and families. The hours are Monday-Friday, 9am – 8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 4pm.
“When a patient needs immediate medical attention for non-life threatening events, Health Express with Norwood Hospital offers a convenient alternative to an Emergency Department visit,” said Emily Holliman, Norwood Hospital President. “Our new partnership with Health Express enhances our commitment to providing quality care where and when our patients need it.”
If an urgent medical need arises, a patient’s primary care physician (PCP) may not have an available appointment or be open after hours or during the weekend. Health Express with Norwood Hospital is a convenient extension of a patient’s PCP’s office. Patients can now visit Health Express with Norwood Hospital for treatment of common illnesses (e.g., cold, flu, strep throat, etc.), cuts, fractures and other non-life threatening injuries. No appointment or referral is necessary and the insurance co-pay is comparable to an office visit with a PCP. All patients visiting Health Express with Norwood Hospital are seen by board-certified emergency room physicians employed by the Steward Medical Group.
"Health Express is proud to partner with Norwood Hospital to bring the highest quality urgent care services to the region. We use only board certified emergency room specialists to provide care that is timely, efficient and cost effective in a beautifully renovated facility," added Chris Whelan, co-founder of Health Express.
For more information about Health Express with Norwood Hospital, please visit steward.org/healthexpress or call 781-626-5600.
About Norwood Hospital
Norwood Hospital is a full-service, 263-bed community hospital for adults and children with a focus on delivering world-class health care along with the latest advances in technology and treatment options. Norwood Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care System LLC, the largest integrated community care organization in New England which combines over 3,000 physicians, 11 acute care hospitals, managed care, insurance programs, home care, an imaging operation, and a number of other post-acute services, to provide the most cost effective and highest quality of integrated patient care. Additional information is available at www.norwood-hospital.org.
About Health Express
Health Express of Massachusetts operates five urgent care facilities in Massachusetts that provide comprehensive adult and pediatric urgent care. Each site is staffed exclusively with highly trained board-certified emergency room physicians who have years of experience treating a wide range of injuries and medical conditions. Heath Express facilities are equipped to treat small injuries such as cuts and bruises or more severe problems like fractures and lacerations. Locations include Norwood, Pembroke, Plymouth, Raynham, and Weymouth. To learn more visit www.healthexpressma.com.