News about Urgent Care in Reading
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our urgent care services in the Reading location were suspended to bring a higher level of resources to our emergency department. Unlike many other urgent care centers, our Urgent Care locations are staffed by emergency medicine trained and experienced providers. Bringing the teams together became a necessary step to care for the region during the most critical times. As a result of the many changes that have occurred across health care over the past year, including the introduction and widely available, convenient telemedicine, the Reading Urgent Care site will not reopen.
Urgent care is available at our Medford location at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. With the same great staff and ample free parking, our Medford Urgent Care location has the most extended ours of any urgent care in the region. It is open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
In our former Reading urgent care location, we are happy to share that the space is the future location for a new Tufts Medical Center orthopedic practice. Opening in late summer 2021, it will bring world-class orthopedic specialists in hand, elbow, upper extremities, spine and sports medicine to one convenient community-based location and providing services at MelroseWakefield Hospital.
We are grateful to our local communities for their support and understanding.