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Urgent Care Center to Open Facility in West Hartford, CT

Industry: Medical

Doctors Express Expands in Connecticut

West Hartford, CT (PRUnderground) October 15th, 2013

The second Doctors Express urgent care medical facility in Connecticut will open in the Boulevard Shops at 1030 Boulevard in West Hartford.  The building which formerly housed a Blockbuster Video Store is slated for renovations, and doors to the urgent care walk in clinic are expected open to patients this winter. With a staff of board certified Physicians, Physician Assistants and APRN’s, x-ray technicians, and medical assistants, the urgent care center will employ between 15-20 full and part-time employees.

“West Hartford made sense to us as our next urgent care center for many reasons, not the least of which is because both myself and my family and our medical director and his family are from West Hartford,” said Tom Kelly of West Simsbury, managing partner.  

Kelly stressed that, “the eastern section of West Hartford and West End of Hartford are lacking an urgent care center that caters exclusively to walk in traffic. At Doctors Express we are purely Urgent Care.  We do not take appointments, and every patient walking through our doors is given high priority.  Our objective is to offer, fast, efficient and affordable care and to have patients treated and out the door in less than one hour.”

“The intent of the facility is not to compete with area hospitals or primary care physicians, but to complement their services and make convenient care easily accessible to the town of West Hartford and all the surrounding communities.”   

Kelly added: “Not only will Doctors Express help reduce the burden of overworked emergency departments, but it will cut down the wait time for patients with non-life threatening emergencies. Also, with a CVS next door, patients will conveniently be able to fill their prescriptions without having to drive to the pharmacy.”

Just like its sister facility in Danbury, the state of the art facility will have its own on-site laboratory and digital x-ray equipment enabling doctors to diagnose and treat illnesses, and set broken bones, all under one roof.  Additional services will include all typical urgent care services, plus pre-employment exams, drug testing, breath alcohol tests, sports and school physicals, DOT physicals, pre-surgical physicals and vaccinations, including travel vaccinations.

Also, the urgent care center will have a Spanish speaking staff member on duty all the time.

Doctors Express West Hartford will accept most insurance’s including Medicaid and Medicare, as well as affordable cash and credit card rates for self-pay patients.


About Doctors Express of Danbury

Founded by an emergency room physician seeking a more efficient, affordable and personable system for urgent care patients, AFC/ Doctors Express walk-in medical centers are sweeping the country as the nation’s largest urgent care franchise. AFC/Doctors Express provides state-of-the-art treatment for acute illness, trauma (including minor surgical procedures) and has on-site laboratory and digital x-ray service as well as medication dispensing. Pre-employment physicals, drug screening and treatment of work related injuries are also available to local employers. In 2013, American Family Care acquired Doctors Express, further expanding its reach and available services. By the end of 2013, AFC/DRX will operate more than 140 facilities in 26 states, providing care to more than a million patients. For more information visit

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