March 30, 2010, Ithaca, NY - Cayuga Medical Center's Convenient Care at Ithaca and Cortland have received the Certified Urgent Care designation, which distinguishes them as remarkable urgent care providers. The clinic provides patients with walk-in, extended-hour medical attention with licensed providers for a large scope of medical conditions and has met all of the Urgent Care Association of America's (UCAOA) established criteria.
Convenient Care at Ithaca and Cortland have been selected as the only urgent care centers in Central New York that have met all of UCAOA's nationally-standardized criteria. "This award will continue to distinguish us as a leader in our field and demonstrate our commitment to providing the highest level of service to our patients," said Kristina Gambitta, director of Convenient Care at Cortland.
Urgent care is a convenient and viable option for medical conditions that cannot wait for a scheduled appointment with a primary care physician. When a medical condition cannot be handled by a patient's regular doctor - such as unexpected cuts, burns, sprains or fractures that do not require a visit to the emergency department, Convenient Care at Ithaca and Cortland are equipped with x-ray, laboratory services, and a licensed provider is always available to perform minor procedures like casting and suturing.
Urgent care fills the gap between primary care and hospital emergency rooms, offering increased convenience and cost savings for patients. Convenient Care at Cortland and Ithaca provide urgent care for unscheduled, walk-in patients from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.
Cayuga Medical Center is a not-for-profit health care organization that has been providing treatment services to the residents of Tompkins, Cortland, Seneca, and Tioga counties for more than a century. With over 1,200 health-care professionals, Cayuga Medical Center now serves more than 150,000 area residents each year. For more information on services available and its satellite campuses, please visit www.cayugamed.org or call (607) 274-4498.