New urgent care center to open in Sylva

MedWest Health System will open a new Urgent Care Center on Aug. 15 in Sylva.

It will be located at 176 Walmart Plaza, and will provide walk-in examinations six days a week to patients with non-emergency illnesses or injuries. The new center has space for eight patient exam rooms, x-ray and full lab services in 3,770 square feet.

An open house of the new facility will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 11. The new center’s staff will include two physicians, two physician assistants or nurse practitioners, two medical assistants, two registered nurses, and four radiology and lab technicians. The hours of operation for the center will be 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The new center is the only Urgent Care in Jackson County and is one of three in the MedWest Health System. The other two Urgent Care locations are in the Hazelwood area of Waynesville, beside the hospital in Clyde, which is scheduled to move to a new facility at exit 31 off Interstate 40 in Canton in December. 828.631.9462.

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