BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital has announced community members can now receive immediate care for injuries and sudden illnesses on the weekends at their Atlantic ImmediCare clinic in Berlin.
The walk-in clinic, located within the Atlantic Health Center on the hospital’s main campus, has been operating as an Atlantic ImmediCare location, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, since November.
Effective this month, the clinic is now open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays as well.
With the new name comes expanded services for the community. In addition to treatment for common maladies such as cold, flu, ear infections and UTIs, the clinic now also treats injuries requiring stitches or splinting.
Atlantic General Hospital expanded the services provided at this location and altered the fee structure to make care more accessible to individuals who need care now, when their regular provider is not available.
“Whether it’s because their established doctor doesn’t have any appointments available, they can’t leave work for an appointment, or an illness crops up ‘after hours,’ individuals need an affordable and appropriate alternative to an ER visit,” said Michael Franklin, CEO of Atlantic General Hospital. “Atlantic General is focused on the ‘5 Rights of Care’ to improve the overall health of our community. Offering care in the “Right Place” is a critical part of those efforts.”
Atlantic ImmediCare in Berlin is one of two Atlantic ImmediCare clinics serving the community. The other is located within the Townsend Medical Center on 10th Street in Ocean City.