The doctor is in: WellStar opens new urgent care center on Church Street
by Rachel Miller
June 28, 2013 11:54 PM | 3191 views | 2 2 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Emergency Medicine specialist Doctor Steven J. Swartz, confers with Registered Nurse Cheryl Comer Friday at the new WellStar Urgent Care Center at 818 Church St. in Marietta. <br>Staff/Kelly J. Huff
Emergency Medicine specialist Doctor Steven J. Swartz, confers with Registered Nurse Cheryl Comer Friday at the new WellStar Urgent Care Center at 818 Church St. in Marietta.
Staff/Kelly J. Huff
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WellStar Urgent Care Center Radiology Technician Katheryn Cooper prepares to X-ray a patient’s hand Friday at the new facility. The center is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with extended hours planned for the fall. <br>Staff/Kelly J. Huff
WellStar Urgent Care Center Radiology Technician Katheryn Cooper prepares to X-ray a patient’s hand Friday at the new facility. The center is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with extended hours planned for the fall.
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MARIETTA — WellStar Health System’s newest Urgent Care Center opened Monday, June 17, near the Kennestone Regional Medical Center at 818 Church St.

The center, with 25 full-time employees, offers a full range of treatment, from routine sore throats to sports physicals, as well as newborn and infant care.

“Many urgent cares are not setup to treat infants,” said Sharon Woods of WellStar.

Woods said the site is equipped with labs and digital X-ray machines.

“All the imaging can be done right there,” Woods said.

Initially, the center will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but the hours will be extended starting in the fall.

“The Kennestone location is strategically placed to better serve the community with efficient, quality care, when our emergency department is at high capacity,” said Robert Jansen, vice president of WellStar.

The opening this week marks WellStar’s third urgent-care center in Marietta and its sixth in Cobb County.

Other WellStar Urgent Care Centers are located in Marietta on Powers Ferry Road, Marietta on Shallowford Road, Acworth at Health Park, Smyrna at Cooper Lake, and Kennesaw at Wade Green/Cherokee Street.

The centers provide treatment for routine conditions such as sore throats, stomach pains, minor injuries and illnesses, stitches for minor lacerations, lab and X-rays, specialty care referrals, occupational health services, worker’s compensation services, school and sports physicals, flu shots and free blood-pressure checks.

WellStar Health System is the one of the largest nonprofit health systems in Georgia and serves a population of almost 1.3 million residents in five counties.

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Paul C
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November 17, 2013
Went there yesterday for sinus infection. Beautiful facility, very friendly staff and DR Panini was great. Shot in the butt and two Rx I was 100% better Saturday night. Complementary coffee bar, juice, water and snacks. A first class faculty.

I hope this keeps people OUT of the Emergency Room where most of them don't belong.

Just Wait
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June 29, 2013
An urgent care center next to the emergency room? Why not just charge reasonable prices in the ER and expand it?
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