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West Hartford Urgent Care Center Expedites Immigration Process

Industry: Healthcare

Doctors Express Offers Simplicity to the Often Complex and Overwhelming healthcare Component of Becoming a U.S. Citizen

West Hartford, CT (PRUnderground) July 31st, 2014

For those entering the country, Doctors Express Urgent Care is now able to offer simplicity to the often complex and overwhelming process of the health care component of the immigration and citizenship process.

Because Dr. Thomas Brown, Medical Director of both Doctors Express Urgent Care in Danbury and Doctors Express West Hartford is a Certified Civil Surgeon, the road has been paved the way for the walk- in urgent care centers to meet the needs of the large numbers of incoming immigration population who enter both the Greater Danbury and Greater Hartford area.

People applying for citizenship are now able to utilize Doctors Express for the entire healthcare process, rather than the former process of having to go through multiple steps in various locations.

Tom Kelly, managing partner of Doctors Express made sure this happened.

“In choosing our locations we studied the demographics of each area and researched the needs of the population of Danbury, Hartford and surrounding communities.  Through that process we identified that the health care elements of immigration can be cumbersome and often overwhelming. In our effort to better serve the entire community, it was important for us to achieve this designation and help streamline this process.  Many of our staff members, myself included, are 1st or 2nd generation immigrants.  We are particularly sensitive to the magnitude of this process and the effect it has on the lives of immigrants and the generations who follow them.  We are honored to be able to help folks through this early stage of the process.”

Both Doctors Express Centers employs many bi and tri-lingual staff members and providers, many of them having gone through the immigration process themselves, and can vouch for the often frustrating and confusing paperwork and procedures.

States Dr. Brown:  “Our centers purposefully hire staff members who are not only well equipped to work with the immigrant population, but who also understand the emotional component of naturalization. It brings all of us great satisfaction to help educate them and navigate this piece of their journey. “

“Every patient who comes to us for their immigration physical is given a warm welcome and an American Flag pin.  We like to make a big deal of it,” says Kelly.

Summer is a big travel time, both domestically and abroad.

As well as immigration services, Doctors Express Urgent Care also provides travel medicine services for all patients. Their board certified providers sit down with travelers preparing to travel abroad, and review their travel itinerary. They recommend necessary travel vaccines as well as offer tips for staying healthy abroad. Providers can also prescribe Anti-Malarial, Anti-Diarrheal, and motion sickness medicines for use while traveling.



About Doctors Express West Hartford

AFC/Doctors Express provides 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, DOT exams, drug screening and treatment of work related injuries are also available to local employers. Doctors Express Urgent Care is located at 2 Main Street in Danbury and 1030 Boulevard in West Hartford. The center is open Monday-Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8am-5pm. Visit, their Facebook page, or call (860) 986-6440 for more information.

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