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Thompson Health has received a $10,000 grant from the Rochester Area Community Foundation Bullis Fund for the newly renovated and expanded Thompson Health Urgent Care Center on Route 332 in Farmington. The funds are being used to help with the reconstruction costs. Now the residents of Victor, Canandaigua, Farmington, Macedon and Palmyra have convenient access to unscheduled medical care.

The Thompson Health Urgent Care Center has extended hours beyond those of family doctors, and can provide care when late day, evening and weekend medical problems arise. They are equipped to serve the entire family, including children, and can handle a variety of conditions ranging from earaches and pneumonia to lacerations and minor burns. A state-of-the-art digital x-ray machine is available on site for diagnosis and treatment.

Co-payments are less for urgent care visits as compared to emergency room visits. Insurance companies such as BlueCross BlueShield have come out in support of urgent care centers because of the savings realized in the reduction of costly emergency room care.

Urgent care does not replace primary care physicians, but the Urgent Care Center is a convenient option when someone is unable to see his or her regular physician. Additionally, when illness or injury strikes outside of regular office hours, urgent care offers an alternative to potentially long waits in a hospital Emergency Room.

For more information on the Thompson Health Urgent Care Center, call (585) 924-1510.

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