Albion health care site opens today for Urgent Care

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 June 2014 at 12:00 am

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ALBION – A healthcare site that opened in November 2012 is now an Urgent Care center. Orleans Community Health’s Albion location at the corner of Butts Road and Route 31 has its first day today as an Urgent Care location.

With the shift to Urgent Care, the healthcare site will be open seven days a week with later weekday hours. Staff will provide non life-threatening care such as X-rays, stitches, lab services for blood and urine, bandages and some other treatments, including care for strep throat and lacerations.

The site is now open on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The urgent care services will ease the demands at hospital emergency departments and provide quicker care for the Albion and eastern Orleans community, said Bill Gajewski, the site administrator.