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Immediate-Care-Logo-page-001MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (May 21, 2015) — With the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act upon us, the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) has declared May as Urgent Care Awareness Month. And Middletown Medical’s Urgent Care Centers in Middletown, Chester and Ellenville welcomes area residents to learn more about how Urgent Care can benefit their health and lives.

The growing Urgent Care industry continues to expand across the country. In addition to more than 6,400 centers nationwide, new centers are opening every week in convenient locations, with 83 percent of existing centers expecting to expand services, according to a 2014 survey. These new centers are helping to meet the needs of consumers on their schedules while alleviating overcrowding in emergency rooms.

With this rapid growth, one thing is clear: consumers demand the convenience, high-quality care and affordability offered at Urgent Care centers.

“Urgent Care Awareness Month recognizes the growth of our industry, and lets our neighbors all across the country know that Urgent Care centers are ready and available to make their lives easier and healthier, “said Lori Marl, Middletown Medical’s Operations Manager. “When you or someone in your family has a common illness, a non-life threatening injury, or one of many other medical needs, Urgent Care centers are great options.”

Urgent Care like Middletown Medical’s three such centers are an ideal choice for medical situations that require immediate attention, such as sprains, broken bones, flu, colds and other common illness. Consumers agree – as an average of 14,000 patients visit each Urgent Care center each year.

Urgent Care is proving its vital role in the healthcare landscape – with surging growth to better serve the ever-increasing patient base. Consumers increasingly desire more flexibility from their healthcare providers and want convenient, affordable, high-quality treatment during the evenings and weekends – hours that work best for their schedules. Episodic illness or injury may demand medical attention at a time when a primary care provider cannot fit the patient in for a visit; Urgent Care serves that walk-in need.

“We want everyone in this area to know there are a growing number of local options for medical situations that require prompt attention, but are non-life threatening,” added Marl. “Urgent Care will never take the place of a primary care doctor for ongoing or chronic care, and is not a replacement for the emergency room in life- or limb-threatening situations, but is provides an affordable, convenient choice for many common medical issues.”

For complete details on Middletown Medical’s Urgent Care Centers, including “Reserve Your Spot” and “Worry Free Pricing” services, visit www.middletownmedical.com/services/urgent-care, or call (845) 469-2692.

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