David W. Lundquist

Urgent Care to open in Rome on Wednesday at Griffiss site

Published Oct 17, 2017 at 12:00pm

Walk-in urgent care services will begin at Physicians Urgent Care at Griffiss on Wednesday.

The services, and tomorrow’s opening, were announced this morning by Rome Memorial Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer David Lundquist and Slocum Dickson Medical Group President Dr. Maria Gesualdo.

Services will be available in Rome for patients ages 2 and older, the announcement said.

The urgent care service will be located in the Mohawk Glen medical building in Suite 120 located in the rear of the building at 91 Perimeter Road.

Open to the public, Physicians Urgent Care will participate with most major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, the officials said.

“Restoring urgent care services to meet the community’s needs has been one of our top priorities,” Lundquist said.

“We are excited to be working with Slocum Dickson Medical Group, who will be staffing the new urgent care with a physician onsite working in collaboration with nurse practitioners and physician assistants to provide expert, personal medical care for minor illnesses and injuries,” the Rome Memorial Hospital CEO added.

“We are very excited to be part of this new Urgent Care,” Dr. Gesualdo said.

“This is a wonderful example of how two organizations can join forces to help meet the needs of our community utilizing high quality standards,” the Slocum Dickson Medical Group president added.

“Slocum Dickson has extensive experience providing quality urgent care services for the treatment of minor problems such as sprains, broken bones, cuts, common illnesses and job-related injuries,” Lundquist said.  

When a patient can’t wait for an appointment with their own provider, Physicians Urgent Care will provide the community with an alternative for those minor problems that don’t need to be seen in an Emergency Department, the joing announcement said.

“Initially, the urgent care will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday through Friday, but we will expand our hours to meet the community’s evening
and weekend needs,” Lundquist said.

“Because of the critical need, we felt it was important to open the office as soon as possible and expand hours into the evening and weekends as we become fully operational,” the Rome Hospital CEO added.

Rome has been without an urgent care center since the Mohawk Glen Center for Community Health closed last
summer.