New Family Urgent Care Center Opens

BY JOE MARVILLI
Staff Writer

The first Urgent-MD Family Urgent Care Center in New York City is now open at  69-40 Main St., Kew Gardens Hills.

The first Urgent-MD Family Urgent Care Center in New York City is now open at
69-40 Main St., Kew Gardens Hills.

A new medical facility is coming to Kew Gardens Hills.

Urgent-MD Family Urgent Care Centers will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony alongside the Queens Chamber of Commerce on July 24 at 11 a.m. The event will celebrate the addition of the 4,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art medical facility to the community.

The center, which began seeing patients in late May, is the third Urgent-MD to open and the first to settle in the five boroughs. The building is modeled after the two locations in Nassau County, which opened in June 2013 and February 2014.

Two additional locations are under construction in Brooklyn and projected to open this fall.

“We’re very excited about our new Flushing location. Launching this third center in Kew Gardens Hills is a great opportunity for Urgent-MD to extend its services to another wonderful community,” the company’s CEO, Neil Kugelman, said.

Every Urgent-MD facility is open 365-days-a-year on a walk-in, no-appointment basis. The center will treat most common, non-threatening illnesses and injuries. Some of the equipment the center contains includes digital x-ray technology, laboratory services and a treatment room for suturing, splinting and casting.

“This [new center] is a tremendous asset for Queens,” Dr. Robert van Amerongen, medical director of Urgent-MD, said. “It is our mission to provide exceptional urgent care with both passion and compassion, while remaining true to our guiding principles, which are to strive to promote the safety of our patients and efficiency of our care, while offering each patient not just a satisfactory experience, but a truly ‘Wow’ experience.”

The Urgent-MD Family Urgent Care Center accepts most insurance plans as well as out-of-network and self-pay patients. It is located at 69-40 Main St., near Jewel Avenue in Kew Gardens Hills. Visit www.urgent-md.com for more information.

Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, jmarvilli@queenstribune.com, or @JoeMarvilli.