MedExpress to open in Gateway Plaza
Posted: January 30, 2013
The Winchester Star
WINCHESTER — A new health care facility is set to arrive in the area soon.
MedExpress, which operates urgent care centers in several states, is planning to open a facility at Gateway Plaza northeast of the city in March.
“We’re excited to become a part of the community,” said Eamon Given, Virginia area manager for business operations.
The local MedExpress Urgent Care center — which is still under construction on the northern end of the shopping center off Berryville Pike — will have hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week and always have a physician on duty, Given said.
With nurses, X-ray technicians and office staff, the care center will likely employ 14 to 17 people, he said.
An urgent care center is widely considered a better option than the emergency department for those who need immediate care for a non-life-threatening injury but cannot get an appointment with a doctor.
MedExpress, headquartered in Morgantown, W.Va., operates multiple full-service, walk-in urgent care facilities in Virginia, West Virginia, Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
MedExpress accepts 28 insurance providers, including Optima Health, Medicaid, Medicare and Humana.
For a full list of accepted insurance providers, visit medexpress.com/local-centers/virginia/winchester-gateway.
— Contact Conor Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org