Published Feb. 5, 2013
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System announced it will open an Immediate Care Center on Spartanburg’s eastside that will operate seven days a week, no appointment necessary.
The walk-in medical center will offer early and late hours. It is under construction at 1200 E. Main St. in Spartanburg and will open in early spring.
Urgent care centers are becoming more common in the Upstate. Doctors Express just opened a clinic at Cherrydale Point in Greenville, for example, and an MD360 urgent care center anchors the new Powdersville Medical Center that opened in January.
Unlike most urgent care centers, however, Spartanburg’s Immediate Care Center may function as a patient’s primary medical home, rather than just an emergency health clinic.
Board-certified physicians and support staff will be on hand to care for frequently treated illnesses and injuries such as sprains and fractures, cuts and lacerations, eye injuries, rashes and burns, cold and flu symptoms, animal and insect bites, ear infections and sore throats.
A community education room will also be available for interactive sessions on nutrition, diabetes, heart care and other topics.