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The new urgent care center on State Road is set to open Nov. 1.

North Adams Urgent Care Center Ready to Open in November

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The center will offer a variety of services for urgent, non-life-threatening illnesses, including labs, vaccinations, X-rays and pharmacy. 
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Southwestern Vermont Health Care and ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care are teaming up to bring convenient care options to the Northern Berkshire community. The organizations have formed a joint venture to build and operate an urgent care center under the identity of SVHC Urgent Care powered by ClearChoiceMD. 
 
The new center located in the Stevens Plaza next to Stop & Shop was approved by the Planning Board in December 2020. 
 
This is the first urgent care center to serve North Adams and the surrounding communities. Up until now, people with urgent medical needs had to seek care in the emergency room or drive 20 miles to the nearest urgent care clinic. The partnership between ClearChoiceMD and SVHC will meet a need in this community.
 
"Partnering with ClearChoiceMD was an easy decision for us," stated Stephen Majetich, chief financial officer of Southwestern Vermont Health Care. "Not only are our missions aligned — to provide our communities accessible, affordable, compassionate, exceptional patient care; they are also the Northeast's leader in developing physician-led urgent care centers focused on patient-centered care."
 
SVHC Urgent Care powered by ClearChoiceMD is equipped to treat urgent non-life-threatening medical needs. Additionally, it offers physicals, vaccinations, and occupational health services. The facility has onsite laboratory and X-ray services, as well as prescription medications.
 
"We are honored to be partnering with SVHC," said ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marcus Hampers. "The people of Northern Berkshire County deserve immediate and convenient access to quality, non-emergency medical care. We are united in our missions of providing compassionate, quality medical care to our communities. Working together allows us to offer alternative cost-effective options, at the highest quality of care consistent with what people are accustomed to receiving from SVHC."
 
ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care is based in New London, N.H., and currently operates 14 walk-in centers across the region. The new co-branded urgent care center, located at 856 State Road is slated to open Nov. 1. This will be the first ClearChoiceMD facility in Massachusetts. 
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