Last night I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of MedStar's 10th MedStar PromptCare site in Alexandria, VA which also includes a MMG Primary Care Office. I was excited because this is located close to my home and represents a greater presence in northern Virginia. It was a great event, with the mayor of Alexandria saying a few words and many MedStar investigators, physicians and staff (who live in the area) came out to welcome this new addition to the neighborhood.
MedStar PromptCare, an urgent care center, is designed as a walk in service (no appointments) for most injuries, illnesses, school sports physicals and pre-employment physicals and flu shots. Unlike some other urgent care facilities, there is a physician on site at all MedStar PromptCares and they are typically open late (one in Alexandria is open 8 am to 8 pm). They are located throughout Baltimore and Washington (see this link for locations), furthering our MedStar 2020 strategy to be a distributed care network.The nice thing about the care you get at these sites is that it is coordinated (through the use of the same electronic medical record) with the rest of your care at MedStar. I think all our patients will appreciate the convenience of MedStar PromptCare and it will play an important part in the 'portfolio' of medical services we offer.