University Prompt Care - Georgia Avenue Opens in North Augusta
University Prompt Care - Georgia Avenue Opens in North Augusta July 31, 2015
North Augusta, SC – University Health Care System and the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon, July 30 at 336 Georgia Ave. to officially open the new University Prompt Care – Georgia Avenue.
This facility, which is designed to provide fast, convenient health care in times when a person can't get an appointment with his or her regular physician or if illness strikes when physician offices are closed. Prompt Care facilities, which do not require appointment, are also a better option for those seeking non-life-threatening emergency care for conditions such as:
- Accidents and falls
- Sprains and strains
- Moderate back problems
- Breathing difficulties (i.e. mild to moderate asthma)
- Bleeding/cuts -- not bleeding a lot but requiring stitches
- Diagnostic services, including X-rays and laboratory tests
- Eye irritation and redness
- Fever or flu
- Vomiting, diarrhea or dehydration
- Severe sore throat or cough
- Minor broken bones and fractures (i.e. fingers, toes)
- Skin rashes and infections
- Urinary tract infections
"With health care needs increasing and changing, University is working to make care more accessible to families with busy lifestyles," said James R. Davis, University Health Care System's president and CEO. "Providing options for working parents who are not able to get into their pediatricians office, for example, is invaluable."
Three University physicians will work at the Georgia Avenue office – Drs. Bo Sherwood and Faheem Bin Nusrat.
"We are here to care for you when you need it, without an appointment," Dr. Sherwood said. "Our goal is to provide exceptional care in a timely manner. We look forward to many successful years as part of this community."
University Prompt Care – Georgia Avenue is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office can be reached at 803-202-3351.