ReadyMED PLUS Marks Fifth Walk-in Urgent Care Site; To Become Home of Reliant’s Urgent Care Services, Offers Advanced Treatments
WORCESTER, MASS., March 22, 2016 – Reliant Medical Group, the locally-based multi-specialty healthcare system, today announces that its fifth ReadyMED site – called ReadyMED PLUS – will officially open to the public on Wednesday, March 23. The state-of-the-art facility, located at 366 Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, will also become the new home of Reliant’s Adult and Pediatric Urgent Care services, currently located on Plantation Street in Worcester.
“As the first walk-in urgent care facility in our area, ReadyMED has really set the standard for high-quality, convenient care,” said Raj Hazarika, M.D., Reliant’s Chair of Same-Day Services. “We are thrilled to be opening our fifth ReadyMED site in the heart of Worcester, and equipping it with advanced features that make it an enhanced resource for residents, area physicians, and the greater Worcester community.”
The new facility, which occupies 14,000 square feet in a newly constructed building designed by award-winning Margulies Perruzzi Architects, offers some features that are unique and not available at the other four ReadyMED sites. With the relocation of Reliant’s Adult and Pediatric Urgent Care services, patients of all ages can receive treatment at this new facility. The other ReadyMED sites are currently prepared to treat patients 12 months and older. Additionally, ReadyMED PLUS will also offer on-site CT scans and intravenous treatment options, including the ability to treat patients with chronic conditions who require regular infusion services.
The cost to install the infusion bays was funded by a number of generous private donations collected through Reliant Medical Group Foundations “Drive for a Difference Charity Auction” in 2015. Capital grants received from several Worcester-based family foundations were also applied to costs associated with the ReadyMED PLUS project as a whole.
“When we started conceptualizing this space, we wanted to create a modern medical facility where convenience and quality converge to meet the needs of busy families and area providers who may be unable to see their patients in the evenings or on the weekends,” adds Hazarika.
Accessible to both Reliant patients and non-patients, ReadyMED sites are staffed by advanced practitioners and physicians along with other medical staff, and are open seven days per week, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. The only two days per year ReadyMED is not open are Thanksgiving and Christmas.
“We are delighted that ReadyMED will now be a resource in the Worcester community,” said Kim Gardula, Director of ReadyMED operations. “ReadyMED fills an important service gap for people who have non-emergency medical conditions at times when they are unable to see their personal physicians.”
For more information about ReadyMED, including a list of accepted insurance plans, please visit www.ReadyMED.org.