Patient Care

UR Medicine Urgent Care to Open 2 New Locations, in Greece and Perinton/Victor

Jan. 18, 2018
Pittsford location relocating to larger space within Pittsford Colony Plaza
UR Medicine Urgent Care to Open 2 New Locations, in Greece and Perinton/Victor

UR Medicine Urgent Care is expanding its footprint in Monroe County, with the addition of two new urgent care centers and a move for an existing site to a larger space nearby.

A seventh UR Medicine Urgent Care location will open in Greece on Jan. 23, bringing patients in that community convenient and affordable health care choices with high-quality care.

Providers at the new Greece location – 2047 W. Ridge Road, near the 390 interchange – will begin seeing patients Jan. 23. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. A community open house will be held the weekend prior to the opening, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20and 21.

An eighth UR Medicine Urgent Care site in Perinton/Victor at 1669 Pittsford Victor Road – the intersection of Route 96 and Moseley Road – is currently being constructed. A June opening is planned. UR Medicine Urgent Care also can be found at locations in Pittsford, Penfield, Henrietta and Spencerport in Monroe County; Farmington in Ontario County; and Newark in Wayne County.

Increased volumes at all UR Medicine Urgent Care sites is prompting the growth of the network, said Michael F. Kamali, M.D., chair of the URMC Department of Emergency Medicine, which oversees UR Medicine’s urgent care services in Monroe County.

“Health care here and across the nation is evolving and transforming, and urgent care is one piece of that delivery system,” Kamali said. “There clearly is a need, illustrated by the number of patients using our urgent care services, which complement our care across the continuum.”

Higher-than-expected volumes and space constraints at the current Pittsford location in Pittsford Colony Plaza on Monroe Avenue, acquired in 2016, are prompting a move to a larger, renovated space in the same plaza, the former Key Bank storefront. The urgent care will continue to operate in its current location, further back in the plaza, until the new space is ready for occupancy in June.

The electronic medical record system that links the urgent care sites to the greater UR Medicine EMR system ensures continuity of care.

“It is especially beneficial for our own UR Medicine patients,” Kamali said. Providers are able to access patients’ medical records and prior lab test results. Notes from the urgent care visit are entered into the system and are immediately available to a patient’s primary care physician or pediatrician. Most importantly, every patient is referred back to their primary care physician or pediatrician for follow-up. If a patient doesn’t have a primary care doctor, UR Medicine works with them to find one who meets their needs.

“We are excited to continue expanding our urgent care services and caring for patients in additional communities,” Kamali said. “We are committed to providing health care options to consumers where they need us, when they need us.”