Renton, WA – It’s a Sunday morning and the ankle you twisted during your Saturday soccer game is swollen and painful. Save the wait and expense of the Emergency Room – urgent care is now available in Auburn. Valley Medical Center’s (VMC’s) 4,350 square-foot Auburn Urgent Care Clinic provides walk-in, extended hour access for non-emergency, acute illness and injury care that is either beyond the scope or availability of a primary care practice.
Additionally, VMC’s Occupational Health Services has joined Auburn Urgent Care to help businesses manage and reduce healthcare costs associated with accidents and injuries on the job by assisting with claim initiation, physical and occupational therapy on site, medications, follow up care and return to work coordination.
“We are very pleased to open our fifth Urgent Care clinic, and re-open our Occupational Health Clinic in the city of Auburn,” said Paul Larson, Senior Vice President, Valley Medical Center Clinic Network. “We hope to play a vital role in the health of the Auburn community by offering an alternative to more expensive and time-intensive ER visits for non-life-threatening emergencies. We also look forward to re-establishing our relationships with Auburn-area businesses, and providing convenient care to those new to our services.”
Valley Medical Center invites the community to visit the new Urgent Care clinic, take a tour, and receive a free first-aid kit, and free blood pressure screening from now through July 31, 2011.
Auburn Urgent Care clinicians are available to see patients, from infants to the elderly, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 8:00pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Occupational Health hours are currently 9:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesdays, with additional days and hours to be added soon. On the job injuries are treated on a walk-in basis with no appointment necessary.
Auburn Urgent Care and Occupational Health Services are located at 1000 Auburn Way S in Auburn.
A ribbon-cutting event is scheduled for Thursday, June 30th at 10:00am at Auburn Urgent Care/Occupational Health Services. The public is welcome to attend.