New Urgent Care Center in the Northeast
POSTED: Friday, February 18, 2011 - 5:55pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 14, 2011 - 7:40am
EL PASO - Folks in the Northeast now have an alternative to the emergency room.
It's an urgent care center, at 11380 Gateway North. Urgent care centers typically handle minor emergencies and illnesses, and are considered more cost-effective than the emergency room.
The center is operated by the Sierra Providence Health Network, and has eight exam rooms, two procedure rooms and an x-ray room.
Edmundo Castaneda, the CEO of the Sierra Medical Center, said it's a convenient option for people suddenly facing minor, unexpected medical problems.
“It's competitive, given the other urgent care centers in the market...patients can come in on a walk-in basis. No scheduled appointments are necessary,” said Castaneda.
The center is open seven days a week, and most holidays. All insurance plans are accepted.