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Published on July 08, 2022

New Center in Orleans Highlights Urgent Need New Center in Orleans Ready to Serve Lower and Outer Cape

Cape Cod Healthcare staff welcomed its first patients over July Fourth holiday weekend

On Saturday, July 2, Cape Cod Healthcare staff opened the doors for its first patients at the sparkling new seasonal urgent care center at 42 Route 6A in Orleans.

The urgent care center, located in the new 6,200-square-foot Orleans Medical Building, expands Cape-wide access for treatment of minor illnesses, including sore throats, insect bites, sprains and broken bones. Walk-in COVID-19 rapid testing, on-site X-ray and IV fluid administration is also available.

Joseph Camelio, executive director of urgent care services for Cape Cod Healthcare, said staff treated 49 patients on opening day and the center has since averaged 55 patients per day. Patients have sought treatment for a variety of reasons, most commonly for coughs, sore throats, insect bites, COVID exposure and urinary symptoms. 

Alt text photo 1Scenes from opening day at the new Urgent Care Center in Orleans.
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“This really highlights the need for additional services on the Lower Cape, and how important the emphasis was to increase access,” says Camelio. “The quick ramp up in volume is also a great testament to the reputation and trust the community has in CCHC and our commitment to quality of service.”

The Urgent Care Center, which has six examination rooms, staffs two receptionists, one or two nurses, one doctor or advanced practice clinician (physician assistant or nurse practitioner), one technician and one radiology technician. The doctors will rotate in. Year-round primary care services will join seasonal urgent care at the Orleans Medical Building later this year.

The Orleans location will be open daily and is scheduled to stay open through late fall, at least until Columbus Day and possibly until Thanksgiving, depending on demand.

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Weekends, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

With the addition of the new Orleans location, Cape Cod Healthcare Urgent Care services are now available at six centers across the Cape in Falmouth, Sandwich, Osterville, Hyannis and Harwich.

“One of the advantages of urgent care really comes down to convenience,” says Camelio. “We are able to see you on the same day, on a walk-in basis, and no referral or appointment is needed, whether it be a weekend or after-hours. It’s a really convenient option for patients when they are unable to see their primary care doctor.”

Kudos to CCHC staff on a successful opening weekend!

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