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Published on March 16, 2015

Adventist HealthCare Opens Urgent Care Center in Rockville

Local Health System Partners with Florida-Based Centra Care to Bring Quality Urgent Care to Suburban Maryland

Rockville, MD - Adventist HealthCare, Montgomery County’s first and largest health system, has opened its first urgent care center in Rockville, MD. Centra Care Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care is a partnership between Adventist HealthCare, which operates Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville as well as Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, and Centra Care, which has 26 urgent care centers in Florida.

“Our new urgent care centers allow Adventist HealthCare to further our mission of improving the health of our communities,” said Terry Forde, president and CEO of Adventist HealthCare.  “We are pleased to bring Centra Care’s extensive experience in providing quality and convenient urgent care to Maryland.”

The first Centra Care Maryland site opened on March 12 at 750 Rockville Pike, just south of the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and Rockville Pike.  Additional sites will open later this year in Germantown and Laurel.

“Centra Care has delivered quality, convenient care and a high level of patient satisfaction in Florida for over 30 years and we look forward to serving the needs of the community in Maryland,” said Scott Brady, MD, president and senior medical director of Centra Care.

All Centra Care Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care sites will be open daily at 8 a.m. with extended evening hours.  The centers will offer treatment for a variety of non-life threatening illnesses and injuries in both adults and children including colds, flu, sore throats, ear aches, stomach aches, cuts, broken bones and sprains. Centra Care Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care facilities will always have a board-certified physician on site and will also be able to fill most prescriptions for patients.

The new Rockville center features a special children’s waiting area and a dedicated pediatric exam room.  Patients can walk-in to a Centra Care site or make an online reservation for a time that is convenient.

“Urgent care centers offer fast and convenient medical care at a lower cost. As the nation looks to reduce health care costs, urgent care centers offer a more cost-effective and patient friendly alternative to emergency departments for non-emergent conditions and illnesses,” said Dr. Tim Hendrix, medical director for Centra Care.

Centra Care Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care sites will also offer comprehensive business health services and workers’ compensation to local businesses. The occupational health services provided by Centra Care sites include drug testing services, health risk appraisals, occupational health examinations, on-site lab screenings, Department of Transportation examinations and other employment physicals.  Additional wellness services will be offered in conjunction with Adventist HealthCare’s LifeWork Strategies.

Adventist HealthCare, an integrated, health-care delivery organization based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is one of the largest employers in the state of Maryland. The mission of Adventist HealthCare is to demonstrate God’s care by improving the health of people and communities through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. Adventist HealthCare includes Shady Grove Medical Center, Washington Adventist Hospital, Adventist Behavioral Health, Adventist HealthCare Physical Health & Rehabilitation, Adventist HealthCare Home Care Services and The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness and Young Children.

Centra Care, Florida Hospital Urgent Care, for more than 30 years, patients have come to trust Centra Care in their communities. It is Central Florida’s only hospital-affiliated urgent care provider that promises to always have a physician on-site. The urgent care leader recently expanded into the Tampa Bay Area, now offering 26 locations in Florida.  Centra Care recently announced expansion outside the Sunshine State, and will open locations in Maryland in 2015, in partnership with Adventist HealthCare.  The new facilities will be called, Centra Care, Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care. From coughs, colds, infections, allergies and flu, to broken bones and other orthopedic conditions, Centra Care’s team of board-certified, adult and pediatric-trained doctors, is available for families seven days a week. Centra Care offers on-site labs, and other immediate healthcare services such as X-rays, EKG, stitches, physicals, blood pressure testing, immunizations, and more. Employers and employees can also take advantage of the wide variety of occupational health offerings by Centra Care, which includes pre-employment and worker’s compensation services, such as work injuries, employee physicals, and drug and alcohol testing for public and private employers of all sizes.

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