St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Care Now–Center Valley is moving to a new location. It will open at 5445 Lanark Road at Rt. 309 and Lanark Road on Oct. 22.
The current Center Valley Care Now location at 4801 Saucon Creek Road near Rt. 378 closes as of Oct. 16.
“Patients will continue to receive the same quality care they have come to expect from us at our new location,” said Joseph M. Cunningham, Senior Network Director, Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine Services for St. Luke’s University Health Network. “We are very excited by this change and feel it will enhance the excellent care we can provide.”
In addition, Cunningham said, patients will have easy access to the many excellent services located at St. Luke’s Center Valley Health Center, including:
- Lab services
- Radiology (walk-in X-ray)
- Endocrinology and diabetes education
- Senior care
- OB/GYN (coming in mid-November 2018)
- Pediatrics (coming in early December 2018)
St. Luke’s Care Now is not intended to replace an individual’s primary care physician or manage chronic health concerns. Instead, St. Luke’s Care Now walk-in centers provide treatment when a patient’s family doctor is unavailable, or when a patient’s injury or illness requires immediate attention but is not an acute emergency. Patients will find urgent care services convenient for such concerns as fever and flu-like symptoms, sinus infections, bronchitis, sprains, strains, broken bones, dislocations, cuts, minor burns, animal bites and other minor medical concerns.
“Because the cost of care is usually lower than an emergency room visit, St. Luke’s Care Now is a time-efficient and cost-effective option,” Cunningham said.
No appointment is ever needed. You also can “skip the wait” by reserving a time online. In addition to walk-in medical care, St. Luke’s Care Now locations offer comprehensive occupational medicine services to employers. Patients also are able to take home many common prescription medications.
Video Visits 24/7 (Online Urgent Care)
When St. Luke’s Care Now walk-in centers are closed, patients can connect with a St. Luke’s provider online to have a live, on-demand video visit for non-life-threatening conditions.
St. Luke’s Care Now-Center Valley is one of 15 walk-in care centers operated by St. Luke’s. Other centers are located in Allentown, Bethlehem, Brodheadsville, Emmaus, Hamburg, Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, New Ringgold, Pennsburg, Quakertown, Wind Gap and Whitehall in Pennsylvania, and in Belvidere and Clinton, New Jersey.
St. Luke’s Care Now-Center Valley and walk-in X-ray hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lab hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The facility is closed Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. It closes at 4 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas. New Year’s Eve it is open until 8 p.m.
St. Luke’s Care Now-Center Valley’s new phone number will be 484-526-5750. For complete information on all St. Luke’s Care Now locations, services and hours, visit StLukesCareNow.org.
Note: This local health news is brought to you in partnership with St. Luke’s University Health Network.