CLEARWATER, Fla., (Dec. 3, 2015) – BayCare, which has opened eight BayCare Urgent Care Centers since 2014 throughout the Tampa Bay area, will open the ninth location onDec. 7. The center, which will be at 711 S Belcher Road, Clearwater, helps BayCare continue its commitment to provide access to exceptional treatment for minor illnesses or injuries.
The center will be the third BayCare Urgent Care located in Pinellas County. A fourth Pinellas County location is scheduled to open just before Christmas near Mease Countryside Hospital. BayCare began opening its urgent care centers in Fall 2014.
“It is our vision at BayCare to provide efficient, friendly and individualized care to the community when they need it the most,” said Nathan Keith Waldrep, MD, director of physician services, BayCare Urgent Care. “Our BayCare Urgent Care teams are trained to provide treatment in a timely manner so that minor aches, sprains and illnesses do not become more serious.”
Patients also can go online to make a reservation at any BayCare Urgent Care location through Save Your Spot. Using a mobile device or computer, patients can make reservations and receive alerts to update wait times or to change reservations if necessary.
“We recognize that time is important when you or a loved one is not feeling well,” Dr. Waldrep said. “Patients can wait wherever they choose before going to their nearby BayCare Urgent Care and reduce the amount of time spent in the waiting room.”
All of BayCare’s Urgent Care Centers are fully equipped to provide a total care experience including X-rays, lab work, EKGs and dispensing of certain medications. Among the medical conditions that may be treated without an appointment are minor illnesses and injuries, flu and colds, sprains and strains, minor cuts, stings and burns.
BayCare Urgent Care Centers offer flu shots, school and sports physicals, as well as occupational health services including post-hire physicals, drug screenings, treatment of workplace injuries, vaccinations and corporate wellness.
For patients needing a higher level of care, the center can offer efficient coordination of care through BayCare’s integrated health system.
In addition to the new center in Clearwater, BayCare Urgent Care locations include:
- BayCare Urgent Care (Carrollwood) – 11921 North Dale Mabry Hwy., Suite 7, Tampa
- BayCare Urgent Care (Waters) – 6909 W Waters Ave., Tampa
- BayCare Urgent Care (Valrico) – 2016 E Brandon Blvd., Valrico
- BayCare Urgent Care (South Tampa) – 1155 S Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa
- BayCare Urgent Care (St. Petersburg) – 2331 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg
- BayCare Urgent Care (New Port Richey) – 4821 U.S. Highway 19, New Port Richey
- BayCare Urgent Care (Walsingham) – 13670 Walsingham Road, Largo
- BayCare Urgent Care (Tampa) – 3440 W Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Tampa
BayCare Urgent Care is scheduled to open another location in Pinellas County at 3351 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, on Dec. 21. The center will be adjacent to Mease Countryside Hospital.
BayCare Urgent Care Centers will accept most insurance plans and have extended hours. All locations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Holiday hours are:
- Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Christmas, Dec. 25, Closed
- New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, Closed
For more information on BayCare Urgent Care and Save Your Spot, visit www.BayCareUrgentCare.org.
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 13 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. For more information, visit www.BayCare.org.