Mount Sinai Opens New State-of-the Art Express Care Center

Article ID: 705201

Released: 10-Dec-2018 4:00 PM EST

Source Newsroom: Mount Sinai Health System

Newswise — (New York – December 10, 2018) Mount Sinai Health System today opened a new, full-service center called Mount Sinai Express Care that offers immediate care for minor injuries and illnesses. It is located at 1440 Madison Avenue, near the emergency room of The Mount Sinai Hospital.

Mount Sinai Express Care offers personalized treatment on a walk-in basis, with no appointment required. The practice is staffed by highly skilled emergency physicians who treat pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. Electronic medical records are fully integrated with the Mount Sinai Health System, providing staff with secure access to each patient’s complete medical history.

Medical conditions treated include allergies and asthma, bronchitis, earaches and eye infections, fevers and flu, skin rashes, stomach ailments, and most other minor injuries and illnesses.

“This new center provides treatment to patients who need immediate care but don’t require the full services of an emergency department,” said Judah Fierstein, MD, Director of Urgent Care Services for the Department of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “The center’s location on the campus of The Mount Sinai Hospital provides ideal access to top-notch specialists if additional care is needed.”

“Our goal is to provide Mount Sinai quality health care at express care speeds,” said Andy Jagoda, MD, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “If a condition requires more extensive treatment, our medical team will transfer a patient to our emergency department.”

Mount Sinai Express Care will be open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 11 pm. Most insurance plans are accepted. No appointment is needed. The center’s phone number is 212-241-8460.

For information on all Mount Sinai urgent care locations, visit: https://www.mountsinai.org/locations/urgent-care

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system encompassing (with the addition of South Nassau Communities Hospital) eight hospital campuses, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 18 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and in the top 50 in six other specialties in the 2018-2019 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 11th nationally for Ophthalmology and 44th for Ear, Nose, and Throat. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and South Nassau Communities Hospital are ranked regionally.

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