Berlin, Vt. – The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center’s new ExpressCare in Waterbury Center is scheduled to open Jan. 4. Located at 76 McNeil Road, off Route 100 near Pete’s Greens Waterbury Farm Market, it offers quick and easy walk-in medical care with no appointment required.
The 6,000-square-foot Waterbury Center clinic is the hospital’s second ExpressCare facility and is similar to the Berlin clinic on the Barre-Montpelier Road, which opened in 2014. Designed as a safety net for adults and children with minor illnesses and injuries who cannot access their primary care provider, ExpressCare will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year. All insurances will be accepted. All Vermonters and visitors to Vermont are welcome.
“People in our community need a convenient way to get the treatment they need when they can’t get in to see a primary care provider,” said Judy Tartaglia, CVMC President and CEO. “Accidents and illnesses can happen any time. It is important for us to be able to help our neighbors, our friends, our family, and the visitors to our state when they need us most.”
The clinic provides a lower cost alternative to the emergency room and includes on-site X-ray and lab services. ExpressCare providers will use the same electronic medical record as CVMC physician offices, providing seamless, quality care between the clinic and primary care doctors. Dr. Richard Burgoyne will serve as the ExpressCare Medical Director for both facilities and oversee a staff of physicians, ER trained physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
“In the last year we have seen twice as many patients at the Berlin ExpressCare facility as we initially expected,” said Tartaglia. “There is a real need for this type of service and we expect to see the same kind of demand in Waterbury Center.”
CVMC is the primary health provider for 66,000 people in Central Vermont and employs more than 120 physicians and 60 associate care providers.
The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center is part of a four-hospital system established to deliver high-quality academic medicine to every community we serve. Our partners are: The University of Vermont Medical Center, The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital and The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital. For more information and to connect with us through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and our blog, visit UVMHealth.org/CVMC.