GARWOOD – Strep throats, sprained ankles and cut fingers don’t always occur during regular office hours, yet they don’t require a trip to the Emergency Room.
The newly opened RWJ Rahway CareCenter in Garwood was created to treat non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries seven days a week without an appointment.
With a lab and digital X-ray on site, the new RWJ Rahway CareCenter, located on South Avenue in the Kings shopping center, provides accessible care for the community at a cost well below that of an Emergency Department visit.
“Emergency Departments are good for life-threatening conditions. But not all illnesses or injuries require an ED visit,” said Kirk Tice, president Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. “The RWJ Rahway CareCenter provides walk-in medical care in a convenient, accessible location.”
Some of the conditions treated at the walk-in center include cuts, fractures, lacerations, animal bites, burns, colds, cough and sinus, ear and eye infections, allergic reactions, non-allergic rashes and skin irritations, urinary tract infections and gynecological issues. The center treats adults and children and accepts most insurance.
The new CareCenter has an occupational health component, providing prompt care and injury prevention for business and industry. In addition to pre-employment physicals, and drug and alcohol screenings, the center performs Department of Transportation physicals, lift testing and other services. Physicals for insurance, school and camp can be performed at the center, which is staffed by experienced physicians specializing in family practice and pediatrics.
For more information, call 1-908-232-2273 or visit the web site at www.rwjrahwaycarecenter.com.
RWJ Rahway CareCenter in Garwood, a walk-in medical center, opens to the community. Pictured cutting the ceremonial ribbon at the Dec. 10 open house are Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway CEO Kirk Tice, Garwood Mayor Dennis McCarthy, Hospital Board Chairman Brian Leddy, Vice Chairman G. Allen Geyer, and Hospital Foundation Chairman Joseph Gibilisco. No appointment is needed at the walk-in medical center, located at 300 South Avenue in Garwood.
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