Lifespan Urgent Care in Warwick has now resumed normal operating hours and is ready to provide quick, convenient care to patients seeking medical attention for a wide range of medical injuries and conditions – all in a space where disinfection has been enhanced and practices modified to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Patient-friendly hours, welcome walk-in visits and the added convenience of reserving an appointment online are once again available as they were when Lifespan Urgent Care had its grand opening last September at 17 Airport Rd. Soon, Lifespan Urgent Care will offer the ease and comfort of telehealth video visits as well.
“We were here to meet the urgent health needs of Rhode Islanders during the peak of the coronavirus and now we are pleased to be able to restore full access and hours,” said Olivier Gherardi, DO, medical director of Lifespan Urgent Care in a release. “We want people in the West Bay to know that they shouldn’t hesitate to visit Lifespan Urgent Care when they need medical attention. We are being vigilant about keeping our patients safe from coronavirus while attending to individual’s needs.”
During the state’s surge in coronavirus infections, Lifespan Urgent Care established special blocks of time for patients with respiratory ailments and temporarily modified its hours. Now Lifespan Urgent Care is once again open to all throughout the week – from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
“Our dedicated staff is taking meticulous care to prevent possible exposure between our patients in order to keep a safe environment for all,” said Dr. Gherardi. “A face mask is mandatory in our facility. But don’t worry, you will be provided one if you do not have one.”
Seating has been carefully rearranged to ensure social distancing and the facility is also undergoing frequent and diligent disinfecting processes.
“While it’s wise to be cautious about coronavirus, we don’t want patients to ignore symptoms of illness or injuries that should be evaluated and might require urgent treatment,” said Dr. Gherardi.
Patients exhibiting coronavirus symptoms or who may have been exposed to the virus can be referred for testing.
Visitors do not need to be Lifespan patients, but Lifespan Urgent Care has the added benefit of seamless access to medical records on MyLifespan, as well as to Lifespan emergency services, primary care providers, and specialists if needed.
Lifespan Urgent Care also has a location in Middletown at 1360 West Main Road.