Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health opened its seventh urgent care location in Mount Joy Township near Elizabethtown following a renovation to the health system’s Norlanco outpatient facility.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the urgent care location was held Monday, Nov. 25.
The urgent care clinic is open 14 hours a day and offer services and treatments not available in a typical urgent care facility, including: the ability to administer IV fluid for dehydration, two treatment rooms that have the capability to monitor patients for several hours, increased capabilities for asthma treatment, increased diagnostics for pain (stomach, leg, shortness of breath) and concussion screening.
The urgent care is staffed by physicians and advance practice providers on the medical staff at LG Health. Open seven days a week with no appointment necessary, urgent care is ideal when medical attention is needed for sprains, cuts, burns, infections or flu symptoms and when patients cannot get in to see their family doctor, such as after hours or on holidays.
“Urgent care services and treatments at this location will provide a convenient option for patients who do not require emergency care,” said Stacey Harris, Lancaster General Health director of operations. “Extended hours will be available to provide care when your family doctor isn’t available, especially nights and weekends, when minor illnesses and injuries often occur.”
Following the renovation, the outpatient facility features new behavioral health and cardiac services. Existing physical therapy services currently provided at the outpatient center will also be expanded.
“This will be the only facility in Elizabethtown where patients can see a family physician or specialist, have access to care after hours through Urgent Care and immediate access to advanced imaging, physical therapy and lab testing in one location,” said Jan Bergen, President & CEO, Lancaster General Health. “To have a single location that offers these comprehensive, high-quality services under one roof increases convenience and improves that health of the Elizabethtown community.”
Lancaster General Health has additional urgent care locations at Ephrata, Parkesburg, Lebanon, Lititz and downtown Lancaster.
Hours for the Lancaster General Health Urgent Care at Norlanco are seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.