In a continuing effort to provide more access and expand healthcare services to the city and county residents, Erlanger officials announced plans to open three new Erlanger Express Care locations in Soddy Daisy, East Brainerd and downtown Chattanooga. According to Erlanger President & CEO Kevin Spiegel, the sites are slated to open this month and represent a continued commitment to the health and well-being of the communities in each of these service areas.
Erlanger’s Express Care addresses are 9448 Dayton Pike in Soddy Daisy, 1635 Gunbarrel Road, and 325 Market Street in downtown Chattanooga.
Last fall the Chattanooga-base health system announced plans for a new Express Care in Hayesville, North Carolina, in combination with a primary care practice. Both are expected to open this summer. In August of 2018, Erlanger opened a new primary care physician office in Soddy-Daisy, which will now have an Express Care added to that facility.
“We are responding to the needs of the communities we serve by improving access to Erlanger’s world-class healthcare services,” Mr.
Spiegel said. "This link to a continuum of care differentiates these Erlanger Express Cares from other urgent care centers.”
Erlanger Express Care facilities will be open seven days a week, offering extended evening and weekend hours for both adults and children. A team of healthcare professionals at each location will provide friendly and expedited care for all non-threatening illnesses, injuries, and other health needs – from cuts and colds to fractures, breaks and sprains. Erlanger Express Care will offer x-rays and prescription services. No appointments are needed at any of the three locations and most major insurance plans are accepted.
Erlanger’s latest expansion efforts are part of several partnerships with other medical and development companies. The new Express Care facilities are another example of Erlanger’s ongoing commitment to providing area residents with care when, where, and how they want it. Grand opening events introducing the community to these new healthcare services are planned for each of the Erlanger Express Cares.