There are few scenarios worse than feeling sick and miserable while waiting in a cold, impersonal and crowded emergency room for what may seem like hours on end. As is all too often the case, patients suffering from everything from a mild ailment to a more pressing health concern will spend untold hours in hospital emergency rooms when they would be better served in a walk-in clinic, just like the newly opened Bald Hill Walk-In in Warwick. The Bald Hill Walk-In is a brand new, full-service medical center conveniently located in the Cowesett Shopping Plaza, steps away from Super Stop and Shop. From the moment you walk into this spotless and welcoming center, you can breathe a sigh of relief because the promise here of efficient, professional medical attention is honored and upheld.
With both convenient hours and an easily accessible site, the Bald Hill Walk-In clinic houses a staff of highly qualified health care providers. This close-knit team of professionals works together to provide you with the most timely intervention possible, very often within half an hour. The staff here diagnoses and treats a whole gamut of complaints, from monitoring one's blood pressure to mending lacerations to treating the common cold, allergic reactions, and upper respiratory infections, among many others. In addition, patients can also get physical exams which authorize them to participate in sports, camps, etc.
Common at this time of year are incidences of strep, sinusitis, bronchitis, and the often dangerous and highly infectious influenza. Tests to affirm these diagnoses are done right in the on-site lab, and a treatment plan can be implemented as needed. Pregnancy tests, blood sugar levels, cholesterol profiles, EKG's, and a multitude of other diagnostic tests are performed here, often with immediate results. For those with possible fractures or pneumonia, there is a modern X-ray room on-site which produces digital X-rays that can be read and shared in real time. There is also a well-stocked supply room equipped with essential orthopedic equipment needed to stabilize an injury. The team here will assess the severity of the patients concern and will refer them to the hospital or a specialist if further treatment is needed.
The Bald Hill Walk-In center has taken advantage of all the advances in technology now emerging in the medical field. This includes a state-of-the-art, electronic medical system used for registering patients, record keeping and data sharing. This center is a technologically progressive facility ready to serve you and put you back on the pathway to health.
Hour at Bald Hill Walk-In are Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 6:30pm and every weekend from 10:00am to 2:30pm, with the last patient taken ½ hour prior to closing. The center is located on 300 Quaker Lane. Most health insurances plans are accepted. For those patients without insurance, a simple sick visit starts at $85.00. Complete physicals with basic labs are $225.00. Call them at 825-7400 or visit them at www.med-walkin.com for more information.