15 Years Celebrated At SOMC Urgent Care Center

The staff of Southern Ohio Medical Center’s Urgent Care Center in Wheelersburg celebrate 15 years of serving the community.

Southern Ohio Medical Center’s Urgent Care Center, 8770 Ohio River Road, Wheelersburg recently celebrated 15 years of serving the community.

“The Urgent Care Center provides care for minor illness and injuries in a quick and easy manner,” said Medical Director Timothy Mynes, DO. “Colds, coughs, flu, sore throats, ear aches, vomiting, allergies, rashes and other similar illnesses can be treated here.”

Mynes says the Urgent Care staff also can treat minor injuries involving cuts, sprains and broken bones, including the ability to perform X-rays. Illnesses such as chest pain, severe abdominal pain, strokes or major trauma require a trip to SOMC’s Emergency Department.

“Typically if it’s something that can simply be treated with medication, stitches or a brace and then the patient can be sent home, we can handle it,” he explains. “If the patient will need blood work, IV medications or possibly a stay in the hospital, then they should visit the Emergency Department.”

Mynes says the advantage to coming to the Urgent Care is time. “Usually you will be in and out within an hour,” he says. “In addition, the cost for an Urgent Care visit is less than the Emergency Department and most insurance plans have smaller co-pays for the Urgent Care.”

The Urgent care staff includes 20 employees: two physicians, two certified nurse practitioners, a nurse manager, seven nurses, four X-ray technologists, a lab technologist and seven registrars.

The facility is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information, call 740-574-9090.