Open 8am to 8pm seven days a week, the centers are equipped with imaging and lab testing to provide quick, comprehensive diagnoses and treatments.
SARASOTA, Fla. (July 18, 2011) – Sarasota Memorial Health Care System expanded its Urgent Care Center (formerly known as its Gulf Gate Walk-In Center) and relocated it from a medical office complex on the west side of US 41 to a free-standing facility just north of the Stickney Pt. Rd/US41 intersection. The new address is 6331 S. Tamiami Trail; the phone number stays the same, 917-5678.
It’s one of three urgent care centers the health system operates in the Sarasota-Manatee region. Staffed by Sarasota Memorial’s board-certified emergency, internal medicine and family physicians, the urgent care centers provide comprehensive walk-in medical care to meet the community’s urgent and routine health needs. From sore throats, flu, rashes and earaches to minor emergencies, such as sprains, fractures, lacerations and burns, Sarasota Memorial’s board-certified specialty physicians can help in almost any situation.
Anyone with life-threatening conditions should call 911 for emergency care.
The center accepts most insurance plans and no appointments are necessary. The other two centers are located at: University Parkway/near Tuttle, 2401 University Parkway (917-1234); Heritage Harbour in east Manatee County, 1040 River Heritage Blvd. (917-6440). Or people may visit our website at smh.com/urgentcare for more information.
About the Center
The new 4,500 sq. foot facility—700 more sq. ft. than the current one—has nine patient examination rooms, a lab, an X-ray area—where physicians are able to take, view and share images with other physicians throughout Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, and ample parking. More than 8,000 patient visits are expected in the first year with up to 12,000 in the future.
Special thanks to Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation & Donor David F. Bolger
Sarasota Memorial’s new Stickney Point Urgent Care Center is housed in our state-of-the-art Bolger Building, equipped with the very latest in medical technology and comfortable patient rooms, thanks to a generous $2.6 million donation from David F. Bolger, President and Founder of The Bolger Foundation, made through Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Inc.
About David F. Bolger and The Bolger Foundation
David F. Bolger is the Founder and Chairman of Bolger & Co., Inc.—a real estate and investment firm in Ridgewood, N.J. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and received an Honorary Doctorate of Law Degree from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. He is the President of The Bolger Foundation which has made more than $70 million dollars of philanthropic donations since 2000, and has supported those working on behalf of disadvantaged youth, churches, seniors, mental health programs, conservation activities, educational opportunities and healthcare. In addition to Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc., other organizations in the Sarasota area which have received Bolger Foundation gifts include The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, InStride Equine Assisted Therapy and Historic Spanish Point.
About Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc.
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to improve the delivery of healthcare for the Sarasota area through the acquisition and utilization of philanthropic funds. Since 1976, the Foundation has awarded $42 million to support patient care, research, education, state-of-the-art medical technology, and facilities at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and throughout the community.
About Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional referral center offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of inpatient, outpatient and extended care services, with more than 700,000 patient visits a year. Sarasota Memorial’s 806-bed acute care hospital has been recognized repeatedly as one of the nation’s largest, safest and best, with superior patient outcomes and a complete continuum of outpatient services– from urgent care walk-in clinics and physician groups, laboratory and diagnostic imaging centers, to home health and skilled nursing & rehabilitation. For information, visit: www.smh.com.