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January 19, 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Ridgefield's Urgent Care of Connecticut Gets Nationally Certified

RIDGEFIELD, CONN. — The Ridgefield location of Urgent Care of Connecticut has earned the Certified Urgent Care designation from Urgent Care Association of America, which distinguishes it as a true urgent care center. The center has met all of the Urgent Care Association of America's established criteria including walk-in, extended hour medical treatment with licensed providers on staff during all hours of operation.

The health care environment is changing and it is increasingly important for patients to know and understand their treatment options. Urgent care fills the gap between primary care and hospital emergency rooms, offering convenience and cost savings. When a medical condition cannot wait to be handled by a patient's regular doctor; such as an unexpected cut, burn, sprain or fracture that does not require a visit to an emergency room, urgent care is a viable option for these conditions and an array of medical treatment needs.

Certified urgent care centers are required to be equipped with IV fluid/medication, oxygen, EKG monitors, automated external defibrillators, X-Ray services, phlebotomy laboratories, and medication dispensaries. Licensed providers and staff are always available during operating hours and trained to use the above equipment and perform minor procedures like casting and suturing.

With this certification, Urgent Care of Connecticut and the Urgent Care Association of America demonstrate their commitment to providing patients with access to appropriate levels of care. The Ridgefield location of Urgent Care of Connecticut, which opened September 6, 2011, joins the Southbury, Brookfield, and Norwalk locations as certified urgent care centers.

About PhysicianOne Urgent Care

PhysicianOne Urgent Care provides quality, easily-accessible, walk-in medical care for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. All locations are open 365 days per year; 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekends and holidays, and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Experienced providers are on-site at all times. X-ray and lab services are available on-site. Insurance is accepted; self-pay options are also available.

Founded in 2008, PhysicianOne Urgent Care, the original Urgent Care of Connecticut, was the first in the market to be accredited and certified by the Urgent Care Association of America.

PhysicianOne Urgent Care is a cost-effective alternative to the Emergency Room as well as a convenient alternative to primary care physicians during off or peak hours.

For more information, including a list of services, locations, insurances accepted, career opportunities, and more, or to view current wait times and check-in, please visit www.PhysicianOneUrgentCare.com.

Contact

Andrea Tager
Director of Marketing
PhysicianOne Urgent Care
31 Old Route 7, Brookfield, CT 06804
atager@physicianoneurgentcare.com

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