MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Both WVU Medicine Urgent Care clinics have been awarded the Certified Urgent Care Center designation by the Urgent Care Association of America for meeting all of the association’s established criteria.

WVU Medicine operates two urgent care facilities in Morgantown. The Suncrest Towne Centre location is being redesignated after its first designation in 2011, and the Evansdale Urgent Care location is being designated for the first time since it opened last year. The only other Certified Urgent Care in the state is in Martinsburg.

“We’re very proud of the Certified Urgent Care designation,” Carmen Burrell, D.O., director of WVU Medicine Urgent Care, said. “We have maintained a high level of service, and we continue to grow our services with the new Evansdale location. We want to offer the best care to our patients when and where they need it.”

Urgent care is a convenient and viable option for medical conditions that cannot wait for a scheduled appointment with a primary care physician. WVU Medicine Urgent Care provides patients with walk-in, extended-hour medical attention with licensed providers for a large scope of medical conditions.

WVU Medicine Urgent Care is equipped with x-ray and laboratory services for urgent medical conditions, such as unexpected cuts, burns, sprains, or fractures that do not require a visit to the emergency department. A licensed provider is always available to perform minor procedures, like casting and suturing.

Urgent care fills the gap between primary care and hospital emergency rooms, offering increased convenience and cost savings.

With its certification, WVU Medicine Urgent Care and the Urgent Care Association of America demonstrate their commitment toward providing patients with access to appropriate levels of care.

WVU Medicine Urgent Care clinics are located at 301 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive and 390 Birch Street in Morgantown. The Suncrest location is open from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. every day, and the Evansdale clinic is open 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday–Friday and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday.
Call 304-599-CARE (2273) for additional information.

A free WVU Urgent Care mobile app is available on iPhone and Android platforms. The app shows wait times for the Suncrest Towne Centre and Evansdale Urgent Care locations.

To download the app, visit the iPhone App Store or the Android Google Play Store.

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