The Mount Sinai Medical Center Opens New Urgent Care Facility On Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Emergency Medicine physicians will see walk-in patients seven days a week, with no appointments necessary.

New York
 – May 30, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

A new state-of-the-art urgent care facility staffed by The Mount Sinai Medical Center physicians and staff has opened at 638 Columbus Avenue at West 91st Street, ground floor.  Mount Sinai Urgent Care Upper West Side is a walk-in medical facility that will be open seven days a week, with no appointments necessary.

"We know that life happens," said Kevin Baumlin, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  "We all know someone who has had an unexpected injury or illness that requires treatment.  Yet, we can't always wait for an appointment with a physician, and the condition might not be serious enough to require a visit to an emergency room.  Urgent care facilities offer a more convenient option."

According to Dr. Baumlin, an urgent care center is a great alternative for high-quality, immediate, and reliable treatment – especially since it is an integrated part of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, an internationally acclaimed academic medical center.  There are plenty of advantages including no long waits at an emergency room for a non-emergency, and lower costs than a hospital visit.  If a patient is found to need more extensive care, the center will facilitate immediate transfer to a hospital emergency department and will contact the patient's primary physician.

Both children and adults will be seen.  All physicians are board-certified in emergency medicine.  The center contains an on-site x-ray and lab, and will be fully integrated with Mount Sinai's Electronic Medical Records (Epic) and patients will be able to access their own personal electronic records (MyChart).

Among the conditions that will be treated are allergies and asthma, broken fingers and toes, bronchitis, earaches and eye infections, fevers and flu, headaches, minor cuts that require stitches, moderate back problems, sinus infections, skin rashes and infections, sore throats and coughs, sprains and strains, stomach ailments; urinary tract infections, vomiting, and diarrhea or dehydration.

Mount Sinai Urgent Care will be open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  No appointments are necessary and most insurance plans are accepted.  For information about the new center call (212) 828-3250 or www.mountsinai.org/urgentcare.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States. The Medical School is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by US News and World Report.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2011, US News and World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 16th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation's top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Of the top 20 hospitals in the United States, Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and US News and World Report and whose hospital is on the US News and World Report Honor Roll.  Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place. 

For more information, visit http://www.mountsinai.org/.  

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