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Urgent Care Centers Now Offering Same-day Appointments

(June 2, 2011) Beginning on July 10, both of Calvert Memorial Hospital’s urgent care centers now offer same-day appointments to streamline visits and reduce wait times.

The centers, located in Dunkirk and Solomons, are open weeknights from 5-10 p.m. and on weekends from noon-10 p.m. with some extended holiday hours. Board-certified physicians provide after-hours care for adults and children for minor illness or injury such as sore throat, earache, fever, sprains, minor cuts and skin rashes as well as sports physicals .

According to hospital spokesperson Kasia Sweeney, the change at the urgent care centers was made in response to feedback from the community.

“The new policy allows our patients, especially parents with young children, to wait in the comfort of their own home instead of our waiting room,” she said, “and still get the care they need the same day.”

Sweeney said there are two ways to request a same-day appointment – by calling the appointment line that opens at 10 a.m. (410-286-7911 at Dunkirk Urgent Care and 410-394-2800 at Solomons Urgent Care) or click here to request an appointment.

During this time of transition, if a patient arrives without calling ahead, he or she will be given the next available appointment. Sweeney said the appointment line and the online registration process became effective July 10.

The urgent care centers accept most major insurance plans as well as Medicare and Medicaid, cash, check, Visa and MasterCard. Self-pay individuals receive a discount.

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