WVU Medicine Camden Clark acquires Marietta urgent care practice

WVU Medicine Camden Clark Physician Corporation has acquired the QuickCare urgent care practice in Marietta, Ohio effective May 1.

Brian Whalin, M.D., will be the staff physician at the urgent care, which is located at 26 Acme Street in the Kroger shopping center in Marietta. The new urgent care will expand its weekday and weekend hours and will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. It will be closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

“We are excited about the opportunity to serve Marietta and Washington County area residents in our new urgent care location. Our mission is to meet the healthcare needs of our community for a lifetime and this offers new access to the WVU Medicine brand of healthcare to this community, said Steve Altmiller, president and CEO of WVU Medicine Camden Clark.

Urgent care is a convenient and viable option for medical conditions that cannot wait for a scheduled appointment with a primary care physician. It accepts unscheduled, walk-in patients during all hours of operation.

When a medical condition occurs such as unexpected cuts, burns, sprains, or fractures that do not require a visit to the emergency department and a patient is unable to be seen by or can’t wait for a scheduled appointment with their family physician - urgent care centers are equipped with X-ray, laboratory services, and licensed providers are always available to perform minor procedures like casting and suturing.

Urgent care fills the gap between primary care and hospital emergency rooms, offering increased convenience and cost savings.