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Baton Rouge General Opens Express Care

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 BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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