Reston, Virginia – March 20, The HCA Virginia Health System and its affiliate CareNow® Urgent Care have announced that the first Northern Virginia-area CareNow® clinic is opening on April 4, 2017, in Sterling. CareNow® Urgent Care is part of HCA, one of the nation’s largest healthcare facility management companies.
The clinic, CareNow® Urgent Care-Sterling at Cascades, will be part of a network of clinics in Northern Virginia and in several other U.S. markets. An additional CareNow® Urgent Care clinic is scheduled to open in the DC area in the summer of 2017. Several more are in the planning stages for 2018.
“CareNow® Urgent Care offers healthcare services to treat non-emergent medical problems that develop unexpectedly and require immediate attention,” said Tim Miller, President of HCA’s Urgent Care Services. “In so doing, we help fill the gap between primary care physicians and hospital emergency rooms.”
CareNow® clinics are walk-ins, but they provide Web Check-In® at CareNow.com, an online preregistration process that triggers a call from CareNow® staff to tell the patient when the provider will be ready to see them. Knowing when they should come in, and having pre-registered, the patient can wait anywhere and arrive just before the estimated time. This virtually eliminates wait time in the clinic waiting room.
“Our goal is to continuously provide our patients with high quality care every step of the way; and, partnering with CareNow® gives our patients access to that level of care throughout Northern Virginia,” said John Deardorff, President and CEO of Reston Hospital Center and HCA’s Northern Virginia Market.
The CareNow® clinics are set to serve the community as additional access points for acute care, bridging the gap between a visit to the doctor and a visit to your local HCA Emergency Room. Partnering with HCA facilities in Northern Virginia such as Reston Hospital Center and StoneSprings Hospital Center allows patients the opportunity to access convenient care quickly within a trusted network.
CareNow® Urgent Care physicians and other care professionals will provide urgent care – quick care for non-lifethreatening illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, minor burns, lacerations, sore throats and flu-like symptoms – as well as physicals, vaccinations and general diagnostic and treatment services. The clinics will have Xray and lab services. CareNow® Urgent Care clinics also provide occupational medicine services to local employers. These include examinations and treatment of injured workers in workers compensation cases, pre-employment screenings and drug tests.
CareNow® Urgent Care clinics will be open seven days a week, with extended hours. For more information, visit CareNow.com.
About CareNow® Urgent Care
Founded in 1993 in Dallas-Fort Worth, CareNow® Urgent Care has grown to become one of the largest urgent care networks in the country. HCA acquired CareNow® in 2015 with the intent to extend the model that has made the urgent care network so successful. CareNow® Urgent Care is becoming the national brand for urgent care services across HCA. More information is at CareNow.com.