SVMC Launches ExpressCare Service at Northshire Campus

July 19, 2017
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BENNINGTON, VT—July 19, 2017—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s (SVMC) Northshire Campus now features a convenient walk-in clinic called Northshire ExpressCare. The service will be available 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Both SVMC Northshire and Northshire ExpressCare are located at 5957 Main Street, Route 7A, in Manchester Center.

“SVMC Northshire’s ExpressCare is here to provide same-day health services for people of all ages,” said Bob Schwartz, MD, medical director of SVMC Northshire Campus and associate medical director of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, the group that provides medical services for SVMC. “Our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and support staff is dedicated to providing the care you need at the time you need it.”

The clinic will provide convenient, walk-in care to local patients and travelers with illnesses and injuries, including coughs, colds, and flu; eye and ear infections; pulled and strained muscles; cuts and scrapes; bites, stings, and rashes; stomach aches; and other conditions. Onsite X-ray is available.

“If you have a health-related problem and are unable to see your primary care provider and you do not require an Emergency Department visit, ExpressCare is here to help you,” Schwartz said.

The ExpressCare providers note that some conditions do warrant an Emergency Department visit. Those experiencing chest pains, serious injury, or illness should call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away.

The clinic’s association with the hospital allows its providers to make direct referrals to SVMC and to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians. Northshire ExpressCare providers will communicate with patients’ primary care physicians.

A second ExpressCare location, open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, is located on the SVMC Campus in Bennington. For more information, visit svhealthcare.org/expresscare.

About SVHC:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC’s providers are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVHC includes the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, a 150-bed long- and short-term care skilled nursing facility; the SVHC Foundation; and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), which includes 19 primary and specialty care practices. Primary care offices are located in Bennington, Manchester, Pownal, and Wilmington. To learn more, visit svhealthcare.org. For news and updates, follow facebook.com/svmedicalcenter.

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