Did you get a bad sprain during Saturday’s run? Do you have stitches that need removal? Is your sore throat strep throat? No need to go to the ED or wait until Monday to see your doctor. Cooper Urgent Care Centers are open seven days a week to treat these types of injuries, illnesses, and more.
“Unlike other models, Cooper Urgent Care Centers are staffed with board-certified emergency medicine physicians and are the same physicians who see patients in Cooper’s emergency department,” says James J. Flowers, DO, Medical Director. “This high level of care is what sets us apart, as these doctors are trained to treat a wide variety of injuries and illnesses.”
Dr. Flowers also stresses that it is important that patients have a relationship with a primary care physician who can manage general health issues. However, for those surprise injuries and illnesses, even community primary care physicians do refer their patients to Cooper Urgent Care because of the extended patient hours and diagnostic capabilities, such as on-site X-ray.
While no appointment is necessary during office hours, each location offers an advance reservation system through Cooper’s website at CooperHealth.org/UrgentCare. Patients can reserve a spot online and arrive at the appropriate time.
Cooper Urgent Care Centers offer easy access from major roads and comfortable waiting rooms with a pediatric play area.
This article is featured in the Fall 2017 issue of Health Connection. Download the issue by clicking here.