For Immediate Release: September 27, 2016

AtlantiCare Urgent Care locations extend hours

AtlantiCare Urgent Care locations in Hammonton and Marmora are expanding hours, giving patients better, more convenient access to healthcare for non-life-threatening illness and injuries.

“AtlantiCare strives to be a leader in the state in offering urgent care services,” said John Ruskey, DO, medical director, AtlantiCare Urgent Care. “We’ve decided to continue our expansion with extended hours in Hammonton and Marmora to meet the increasing need for urgent care for minor illnesses and injuries, so patients can get timely, convenient care in the appropriate setting.”

AtlantiCare Urgent Care, Hammonton expanded its hours as of September 12. The center, located at Broadway Square, 120 South White Horse Pike, Hammonton, is now open from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Holiday hours will vary. As of October 2, AtlantiCare Urgent Care Marmora, located at Hope Medical Commons, 210 South Shore Road Suite 201, Marmora, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. seven days a week. Holiday hours will vary. Current hours are 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

To enhance access to care for the communities it serves, AtlantiCare opened its flagship Urgent Care Center in Egg Harbor Township in 2002. Since then, AtlantiCare Urgent Care Centers have been established in Galloway and Somers Point in Atlantic County; Berlin, Clementon, and Sicklerville in Camden County; Marmora in Cape May County; Mount Laurel in Burlington County; and Little Egg Harbor in Ocean County.

“Whether you have an ear ache, sore throat, or fever and your primary care provider’s office is closed or you can’t get in that day; or you don’t know whether your daughter sprained her ankle sliding into second base but you do know you have your son’s band concert in two hours, we can diagnose and treat you in a timely manner,” said Ruskey.

AtlantiCare Urgent Care serves patients for diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. The most common injuries and illnesses the team has diagnosed and/or treated include sprains, strains and contusions. Staff includes board-certified providers, registered nurses, medical assistants, X-ray technologists and customer service associates. No appointment is necessary, but appointments can be booked online by visiting www.atlanticaredoctors.org or www.atlanticaredoctors.com; or using the free ZocDoc app for iPhone and Android, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To reach AtlantiCare Urgent Care, call 609-407-CARE (2273).

About AtlantiCare Urgent Care
AtlantiCare opened its flagship Urgent Care Center in Egg Harbor Township in 2002. Other locations are Berlin, Clementon and Sicklerville in Camden County; Galloway and Somers Point in Atlantic County; Marmora in Cape May County; Mount Laurel in Burlington County; and Little Egg Harbor in Ocean County.

AtlantiCare’s Urgent Care Team has treated patients ranging in age from 12 days to 101 years, one of whom hailed from as far away as Hille, Germany. In 2003, its first full year of operations, AtlantiCare Urgent Care had approximately 8,100 patient visits. There were 112,000 patient visits across AtlantiCare Urgent Care sites in 2015. This year, it anticipates having more than 130,000 patient visits across its sites.

For more information about AtlantiCare’s Urgent Care Centers or about other AtlantiCare programs and services, visit www.atlanticare.org, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare.

Contacts:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361, betsy.woerner@atlanticare.org

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AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,400 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.