Milford Urgent Care and Milford Imaging will cease operations on Sept. 28

| 25 Jul 2019 | 04:38

    Atlantic Heath System, the parent company of the Milford Health and Wellness Center, located at 111 Catharine St., announced that two of its components, Milford Urgent Care and Milford Imaging, will close on Sept. 28.
    However, primary care and pediatrics will continue on at the site.
    Atlantic Health System said a multi-year evaluation of needs demonstrated there is a lower-than-expected demand for urgent care and imaging services, and that demand has continued to decline. Conversely, they say there's a strong demand for primary care services — services that are continuous, rather than episodic.
    The company says it is proud to serve the community and continues to do so.
    “We are committed to exploring new services to this location that would better serve the community, as well as exploring how to expand access to existing primary care services there,” said Rob Seman of Atlantic Health.
    Additional offices at the site, including outpatient laboratory, behavioral health, and diabetes education, will remain open and unaffected by this change. Emergency and higher acuity needs should be treated at an emergency room. The nearest Atlantic Health System affiliated emergency room is located at Newton Medical Center, 22 miles away. But Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y., is just eight miles away.
    Milford Imaging is providing clients with lists of other imaging providers in the area, as well as a list of the services that will continue to be available at the Catharine Street location.
    Services still offered in Milford
    The primary care and pediatric services that will continue to be offered at the Catharine Street location are as follows
    Complete health assessments and physical exams
    Primary care
    Geriatric care
    Pediatric care, including newborn, infant, child and adolescent care
    Women's health exams, including Pap smears
    Referral to specialists and coordination of care
    Detection of colorectal cancer
    Screening for skin cancer
    Testing for prostate cancer
    Evaluation of risk for heart disease and osteoporosis
    Care of acute illnesses, including (but not limited to) strep throat, infectious mononucleosis, influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia and gastroenteritis
    A variety of surgical procedures, including (but not limited to) simple suturing for minor lacerations, lesion removal for biopsy, incision and drainage of wounds and cysts, cryotherapy for lesions such as warts
    Care for chronic health conditions, including (but not limited to) asthma, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, back pain
    Skylands Pediatrics
    Skylands Pediatrics, Milford Health and Wellness Center's pediatric center at the Catharine Street location, offers the following:
    Newborn care
    Sick child diagnosis and treatment
    Dietary/nutrition guidance
    Lab testing
    Vision services
    Hearing services
    School and sports physicals
    Well-child care exams
    Prenatal visits