“There are still plenty of Americans without primary care and those without insurance. It also fills that kind of niche in the health system,” he said.
According to the Urgent Care Association of America, whether or not patients have a formal relationship with a primary care or “regular” physician, there is a current national challenge in accessing care, especially on an “urgent” basis: with no appointment, evenings, weekends and holidays. In contrast to traditional physician offices, urgent care centers are by design already open evenings, weekends and holidays and do not require appointments to see patients.
Bassett’s two sites are closed on major holidays, but are open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To contact the Herkimer convenient care facility call, (315) 867-2884. To contact the Oneonta site, call 433-6400.