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Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care Continues to See Strong Demand in the New York Metropolitan Area

Recently, CBS News York (channel 2) aired a television segment featuring Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care.

A Visit to Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care

In the segment, CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez followed local resident David Weiner into a Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care center. In an article posted to the CBS New York website, Weiner said, “I had a sore throat for the past few days and wanted to get checked out, and a rash on my hands and face.”

J.D. Zipkin, MD appears on CBS New York

Weiner was greeted by Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care staff and treated by Dr. J.D. Zipkin. Within 30 minutes, Weiner checked out of the center. Dr. Zipkin provided a treatment plan for Weiner’s sore throat and determined that the rash was poison ivy.

What did Weiner think of the urgent care experience?

In the article, Weiner said, "You are seen quickly and get good service, and much easier than going to my primary care doctor."

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room

In the CBS2 segment, Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care’s Zipkin noted that urgent care visits shouldn’t completely replace doctor’s visits or visits to the emergency room. 

According to Zipkin, "The time that is not appropriate to go to urgent care is things that really need the emergency room like heart attack, strokes, major motor vehicle accidents or any other large trauma that really needs an emergency room."

For further details, our article highlights key differences between urgent care centers and emergency rooms. In addition, we created an infographic that can help you decide when an urgent care center is right for you.

Urgent Care: On the Rise

We’re seeing high patient demand across our urgent care centers in the New York metropolitan area. 

According to the CBS New York article, "New research in JAMA Internal Medicine finds the number of people treated at urgent care centers has more than doubled over the past eight years, while visits to primary care doctors and the emergency room for non-life threatening conditions are declining."

We’re Here If You Need Us

We have over 50 GoHealth Urgent Care centers in the New York metropolitan region.

At GoHealth Urgent Care, our goal is to help our patients stay as healthy and happy as possible! We’re open seven days a week to care for you. If you have a minor injury or illness, don’t put off getting the care you need. We offer an easy check-in process and short wait times. Just walk-in or save your spot online.

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