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New Walk-In Care Service at Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Urgent Care Capacity Expanded Within Physician Offices

Accessing prompt and quality medical care on Nantucket has never been easier.

Nantucket Cottage Hospital will launch a new Walk-In Care service during July and August and has expanded urgent care capacity within its existing physician offices.

The new Walk-In Care service will help island residents and visitors access prompt medical attention - with no appointments necessary - for the treatment of non-life-threatening ailments.

Walk-In Care is intended for people on Nantucket who do not have an established relationship with a primary care physician. For those who already have a doctor on the island, Nantucket Cottage Hospital has recently added new clinicians within the existing physician offices, increasing capacity for urgent care visits and the ability to schedule same-day appointments. Patients with existing primary care physicians should call their doctor’s office to receive prompt medical attention for a non-life-threatening condition.

Walk-In Care, a pilot program of NCH, will allow those in need of medical attention to avoid the emergency room for a range of ailments, including, but not limited to:

·         Coughs, colds & viruses                    •    Infections

·         Minor scrapes & cuts                         •    Tick bites

·         Sunburns                                            •    Minor bone injuries

·         Asthma flares                                     •    Slips & falls

·         Back pain                                           •    Muscle pain & sprains

·         Illness                                                 •    Respiratory infections     

·         Rashes                                                •    Urinary tract infections

·         Earaches                                             •    Sore throat                                         

The Walk-In Care service will be located in the Anderson Building on the Nantucket Cottage Hospital campus, and staffed by board certified family physicians Dr. Jeffrey Safer and Dr. Ron Scott, along with a team of talented clinicians.

Walk-In Care dates & hours of operation: 

• July 1 - July 14

       Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed July 4)

• July 15 - August 15

       Daily, Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• August 16- August 29

       Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.