After hours clinic provides walk-in care 7 days a week
Baton Rouge, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General announced the opening of its new after
hours Express Care clinic on Picardy Avenue in Baton Rouge on the Bluebonnet campus.
Open 7 days a week, the clinic will accept walk-in patients of all ages
and will treat common illnesses and injuries including allergies, colds,
eye swelling, fever, heartburn, nausea, sprains and strains. Baton Rouge
General Express Care also features a lab, X-ray machine and an EKG for
more moderate injuries. The clinic is open on weekdays from noon to 10
p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“Patients expect convenience, affordability and excellent service,”
said Edgardo Tenreiro, President and CEO of Baton Rouge General. “Now
if you wake up with strep throat or pink eye on Sunday morning, you don’t
have to visit the ER to get the high quality of care BRG is known for.”
Last year, after hours clinics across the country saw approximately 160
million patients. Efficiency is a main factor that drives consumers to
after hours clinics, along with accessibility and relatively low cost.
This is BRG’s first after hours clinic. However, Baton Rouge General
Physicians, General Health System’s physician group, has 20 traditional
clinics throughout the Baton Rouge area.
For more information about BRG Express Care, call 225-763-4445, visit
BRGExpressCare.com or come to 8490 Picardy Avenue, Suite 600-A in Baton Rouge. Walk-ins are welcome.
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community
hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General
opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community
with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital
since 1991, Baton Rouge General offers other medical education programs,
including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family
Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports
Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit
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