UCC Opens Doors

November 30, 2017


When the medical need arises, determining the most appropriate type of care or accessing the right level of care isn’t always an easy choice to make. On December 11, residents of Pembroke Pines and neighboring communities have another access point to healthcare with the opening of a new Urgent Care Center.

The 3,088-square-foot Urgent Care Center, located at Sheridan Street and 166th Avenue in West Pembroke Pines, joins Memorial Healthcare System's network of care that provides consumers with choices for treatment.

“The opening of this Urgent Care Center helps us fulfill our commitment to our community to expand purposefully and to meet the medical and healthcare needs of our residents by giving them more options to the right access to care when they need it the most,” said Marc Shapiro, MD, Medical Director of the Urgent Care Center.

Staffed by physicians, the Urgent Care Center offers adults and children the ability to receive treatment for minor illnesses and injuries such as fever and flu symptoms, abdominal complaints, bladder infections, sprains, dislocations and fractures. The center will offer online appointments and accept walk-ins. Services will include digital X-rays, EKGs, laboratory tests, vaccinations, physical exams and Workers’ Compensation injury exams. The center will be open seven days a week with extended hours from 9 am to 9 pm, Monday-Friday, and 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday.

“The Urgent Care Center is just one more piece in our quest to provide greater access in response to increased consumer and health plan expectations of affordability and quality healthcare,” said Melida Akiti, Vice President, Ambulatory and Community Services, Memorial Healthcare System.

Recognizing that patients require different levels of medical intervention based on the medical need or emergency, Memorial Healthcare System has been expanding a network of care that aims to meet the patients’ needs online or in person. The Urgent Care Center in Pembroke Pines is the latest addition to a network of care that provides consumers with choices for treatment. A second urgent care center is slated to open in 2018 in east Hollywood at the intersection of Sheridan Street and US1.

“We want to provide our patients with the right level of care at the right time, and to accomplish this vision, we needed to diversify the access points of care so that patients get the attention they need,” said Aurelio M. Fernandez, III, FACHE, president and CEO, Memorial Healthcare System.