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Adventist HealthCare is excited to announce the opening of three urgent care centers, in Rockville, Germantown and Laurel. The first Centra Care, Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care center will open in Rockville in 2015, offering comprehensive urgent care to adults and children.

Adventist HealthCare is partnering with Florida-based Centra Care to add this service to its system of healthcare. With more than 30 years of experience and 26 locations in Florida, Centra Care is an expert in providing quality urgent care. The Centra Care, Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care centers will treat walkins for minor illnesses and injuries, like common viruses and infections, stomach and digestive conditions, sprains, strains, asthma, allergies, common skin rashes and cuts, bumps, bruises and broken bones. The centers will also provide on-site X-rays; electrocardiograms (EKGs); immunizations; and physicals for sports, school and work.

Additionally, Centra Care, Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care centers will offer comprehensive occupational health and workers’ compensation services, including drug and alcohol testing, employment examinations, vaccinations, travel medicine and treatment for injuries suffered on the job.

The centers will be open for extended hours, including evenings and weekends, and will have ample parking. And people have the option to walk in or reserve a time online and come in for their appointment, limiting how long they might wait at the center.

“We recognize that patients have busy lifestyles and often look for ways to get the care they need when they want it,” says Tim Hendrix, MD, medical director for the Centra Care Urgent Care centers. “Our goal is to provide the best care for patients but also in a manner that is beyond their expectations.”