The Union Recorder

Local News

March 20, 2013

New urgent care center set to open

MILLEDGEVILLE — Residents in the Milledgeville-Baldwin County area will soon have the opportunity to receive prompt care for their minor emergencies at a new urgent care center.

Dr. John Souza is opening his third Hillcrest Urgent Care location in the former Blockbuster shopping center off of North Columbia Street next to the up and coming Firehouse Subs. A ribbon cutting and open house is slated Wednesday, April 3 at 11:30 a.m. before it officially opens for business Monday, April 8.

“Urgent care centers are designed to provide extended after hours during the week and weekends to address minor emergencies that would otherwise end up in the emergency room,” he said Monday while stopping by the business to meet with Randy Daniel of Daniel Custom Construction of Eatonton. “Why go to the emergency room for a minor emergency when you can come to a place like this?”

The urgent care center manages common conditions patients suffer from including high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, headaches, stomach aches, coughs and colds, flu, lacerations, simple fractures, minor burns, drug screens and pregnancy tests.

“We operate like the emergency room. When someone comes in with a serious injury, we immediately whisk them straight back and stabilize them. For less emergent problems, patients would sign-in and be brought back to see a provider and do a lab or x-ray as necessary,” Souza said. “Our goal is to try to get people out of here under an hour.”

The Milledgeville Hillcrest location will have a full service x-ray and lab, eight exam rooms, an observation room to administer IV fluids and medication, and be equipped with the ability to conduct an EKG and Holter monitor.

“Our cost is way cheaper when comparing to the emergency room. A minor laceration that may cost $150 to treat here will cost more than $1,000 at the ER; the cost can be five to 10 times higher. A lot of things we do in our business really reflects the true cost. We’re not out to gauge the public; we’re making a living by providing great care,” Souza said. “We accept most insurances and have a really affordable cash program called ValueMed.”

Text Only
Local News
  • web break-1.jpg California-based manufacturer bringing 80 jobs to Eatonton

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that Aalto Scientific, a leading manufacturer in the medical diagnostics industry, will create 80 jobs and invest $9 million into a new manufacturing facility in Eatonton.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • What we're covering.jpg What we're covering, Thursday, April 24

    Here’s a closer look at what we’re covering today:

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-24 EAgle Ridge File 2.JPG Eagle Ridge Elementary celebrates 10 years

    Eagle Ridge Elementary School is approaching a special historical milestone. April 26, the school will celebrate its 10th anniversary.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-25 Chaplinwood fishing 3.jpg Chaplinwood fishes in the sunshine

    Chaplinwood Health & Rehabilitation residents enjoyed the beautiful weather while fishing and having a picnic lunch at Walter B. William's pond Thursday.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • web break-1.jpg Need a Nerd expanding on North Wayne

    Need a Nerd, the Milledgeville based computer and cellphone repair company, is all set to expand its business to a One Stop Tech Shop that will include cell phone and computer repairs, web design, web development, computer training and additional retail offerings.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • web break-1.jpg Animal recovering from neglect

    Malcolm Hughes, 55, charged with two counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals Tuesday is currently being held at the Baldwin County jail, according to Lt. Lee Williamson of the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • web break-1.jpg Georgia College releases State of the State Poll

    The Georgia College Department of Government and Sociology has released the first edition of Georgia’s State of the State Poll.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • web break-1.jpg City, county joint meeting today on 911

    Milledgeville City Council and Baldwin County Commission will hold a joint meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at Allen’s Market, 101 W. McIntosh St.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • web break-1.jpg Gov. approves GMC four-year degree program

    Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Tuesday authorizing Georgia Military College, a junior college, to offer a four-year degree program at select campuses across the state.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • Morning update NEW.jpg Morning Update, Thursday, April 24

    Good morning. Here’s a look at what’s happening today.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

Poll
AP Video
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks
NDN Video