SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — At the beginning of the pandemic, Syracuse Community Health Center was the first and only place offering COVID testing. It’s now offering another first – urgent care. It’s the only one in Downtown Syracuse.
“They’ll receive care within a shorter period of time,” said Mark Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer at Syracuse Community Health Center. “Quality care for those non-emergent type of services, so it’s a win-win for hospitals. It’s a win-win specifically for the benefit of patients and of course to the health center.”
SCHC is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday with no appointment necessary. SCHC hopes to add weekend hours in the near future.
“We’ll be providing the type of services for rashes and infections, sprains and pains, ear nose and throat problems and just yesterday we started providing emergency dental,” Hall explained.
The urgent care will provide Moderna boosters. Appointments are not needed for boosters. “Folks can walk up for testing, for vaccinations and for boosters,” Hall added.
Hall said these services aren’t just for current patients for for the entire community. It’s part of the mission of making health care accessible.
Syracuse Community Health Center will serve more than 30,000 patients at the 819 South Salina Street location in Syracuse.
This is the first such facility the area has had since Crouse’s “Prompt Care” was folded into its ER when they opened the new ER three years ago.
Other services include:
- Minor eye problems
- Cold or Flu Symptoms
- Lacerations, splinters, cuts and bruises