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Ribbon cutting, open house for Providence Express Care March 16

March 02, 2017

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A ribbon cutting and open house at the Providence Express Care in College Place will be March 16 at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.

Providence Express Care opened on Feb. 20 at 1705 SE Meadowbrook St., Ste. 2, across the street from Wal-Mart. It offers same-day and walk-in appointments for common illnesses and injuries.

Centralia_BoneAt the ribbon cutting and open house, Father Matthew Nicks will bless the clinic, and then brief talks will be given by Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce President David Woolson, and Dr. Timothy Davidson, Chief Executive of Physician Services at Providence Medical Group. Refreshments prepared by Executive Chef Norman Shaw will be served. Staff will be on hand as well to give tours of the clinic.

Providence Express Care treats common conditions such as colds, flu, asthma, urinary tract infections, sprains, cuts, scrapes and eye irritations. It also offers spots physicals and screening tests. It has a flat-fee pricing model, with the prices posted on the clinic wall, and also accepts insurance.

It currently is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. In April, the clinic will extend its hours to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. Appointments can be scheduled online at www.providenceexpresscare.org.

Express Care is one in a suite of on-demand and same-day services Providence provides in the Walla Walla Valley:

  • Instant online visits via Providence Express Care Virtual, available 8 a.m. – midnight, seven days a week, for minor illness and injuries.
  • Urgent Care for minor illnesses and injuries, as well as some that may be a little more serious, including those that would require x-rays for diagnosis.
  • Providence St. Mary Emergency Department, open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, for the most serious illnesses and injuries, including heart attack, stroke and trauma.
Find more information, visit www.providenceexpresscare.org.

Providence St. Mary Medical Center, a 142-bed regional hospital located in Walla Walla, Wash., is the fourth largest employer in Walla Walla County. The Providence Medical Group is the largest group of primary care providers and specialists in the Walla Walla area.