Published on March 5th, 2014
St. Luke’s CareNow “Walk-in” Health Care Center Opens in the St. Luke’s Wind Gap Medical Center
Residents of Wind Gap and surrounding communities now have access to St. Luke’s quality walk-in health care through the region’s newest facility, St. Luke’s CareNow, located in the St. Luke’s Wind Gap Medical Center. The facility opened March 3 at 487 East Moorestown Road, minutes from the Wind Gap/Route 512 exit off Route 33 in Northampton County. It is open 7:30 am to 10:30 pm Monday through Friday and 8 am to 4:30 pm Saturday and Sunday.
St. Luke’s CareNow offers extended weekday and weekend hours, and patients are seen by a St. Luke’s primary care provider. St. Luke’s CareNow provides prompt treatment for illnesses and injuries that require immediate medical care that are not serious enough to warrant a visit to the Emergency Room, including fever and flu-like symptoms, sinus infections, bronchitis, sprains, strains, broken bones, dislocations, cuts, minor burns and animal bites.
“Not every medical need is serious enough to require an Emergency Room visit,” says Joe Cunningham, Network Director, Urgent Care Services, St. Luke’s University Health Network. “St. Luke’s CareNow bridges the gap, providing immediate, high quality St. Luke’s walk-in care for acute illnesses and injuries, or as the name implies, care now.”
No appointment is ever needed at St. Luke’s CareNow, according to the center’s medical director Robert Dolansky, DO. “Patients can walk right in and be seen by a St. Luke’s primary care provider, making it the quick, practical choice for anyone who cannot get an immediate appointment for acute health concerns with their primary care physician. Care is also provided faster and at a lower cost than an emergency room visit. And, for the convenience of our patients, we can electronically submit most prescriptions right to the pharmacy if needed.”
While St. Luke’s CareNow manages unpredictable acute medical needs that cannot wait, it does not replace an individual’s primary care physician or manage chronic health concerns.
St. Luke’s CareNow also offers onsite diagnostic testing, including lab and X-ray services, and occupational medicine services to local employers.