COVINGTON, Ga. - Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet, your community urgent care provider, has opened a newly renovated, state of the art facility in Covington on Sept. 17 at 5239 Highway 278 NE.
Piedmont Urgent Care provides non-life-threatening illness and injury care seven days a week close to home, with extended night and weekend hours, and is an alternative to busy emergency rooms and after-hours care for primary care offices.
Urgent care visits can be utilized for common cold symptoms such as cough, sore throat, nasal drainage, and ear pain. Other conditions treated include rashes, nausea and vomiting, minor cuts and burns, urinary tract symptoms, minor sprains and strains, insect bites, migraines, and dehydration. If your injury or illness is more serious, or you’re experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, stroke, or traumatic injury, go to the ER.
In addition to walk-in care for minor injuries, illnesses, vaccinations, and physicals, Piedmont Urgent Care offers on-site diagnostic imaging services, in-house medication dispensary, and accepts most major insurance plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, and competitive self-pay rates. The facility will be operated by WellStreet, a national urgent and family healthcare provider that began serving Atlanta communities in 2012.
“We are thrilled to begin serving the Covington community’s urgent care needs and we are committed to bringing the highest quality care, convenient access and exceptional patient experience,” Ty Houston, senior director of operations at Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet, said. “Our urgent care centers are intentionally designed for patient comfort and service excellence. We have redefined the traditional urgent care experience by using technology to optimize care. Our warm and welcoming center is equipped with kiosk registration, a unique children’s play area, and an innovative waiting room that features charging stations and complimentary coffee.”
The new location will be open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the weekends. When illness and injury strike, consider Piedmont Urgent Care as your trusted source for care.
The emergency room is still the place to go for patients experiencing any signs of a heart attack or stroke. Severe stomach pain that is accompanied by other symptoms such as coughing up or vomiting blood, dizziness or fainting and vision changes should all be treated immediately in the emergency room as well.
For more information or a complete listing of Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet locations, please visit wellstreet.org/now.