Contact: Marion Ciciarelli
The number of community members seeking care at Oswego Health urgent care centers increased compared to last year, indicating that residents want to see a board-certified physician and take advantage of the convenient lab, medical imaging and physical therapy services that are also offered onsite.
Both the Fulton and Central Square Medical Centers provide urgent care services, where a physician is always available. An urgent care facility is where a variety of minor illness and injuries can be treated including respiratory infections, coughs and congestions and sore throats, as well as cuts or wounds that may require stitches, sprains, strains or deep bruises, rashes and insect bites.
The Fulton Urgent Care Center is located at 510 S. Fourth Street in Fulton and the Central Square Urgent Care Center is at 3045 East Ave., (route 49) in the village of Central Square. The urgent care centers are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.
In addition to offering urgent care services, the two medical centers also provide laboratory, medical imaging and physical therapy services, that are technologically advanced, patient comfortable and attractive.
Lab and medical imaging services are available weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Among the imaging services offered at both locations are general X-rays, digital mammography, bone density and CT. In addition, Fulton also offers MRI, fluoroscopy and ECG. The Fulton location also offers numerous area employers occupational health services.
The imaging department has the electronic capacity to take a patient image in real time and make it immediately available for the radiologist to read. The images can also be sent to a physician’s office or the Oswego Hospital emergency room through the Picture Archiving Communications System (PACS).
During 2015, there were nearly 24,000 patient visits to the Fulton Urgent Care and more than 14,000 medical images completed. Meanwhile, there were more than 15,000 urgent care visits to the Central Square facility and more than 5,000 medical images.
Dr. Martin Weitzel, Medical Director of Oswego Health’s two urgent care centers, is pictured with a patient at the Fulton Urgent Care Center.