In Between the Doctor’s Office & the ER

I’ve had great experiences at Urgent Care Centers. The pace is less hectic than the ER, the wait is much shorter, and the care has been very good to excellent. Often, and unfortunately, it may be hard to get an appointment with your primary care provider, or (GASP!) you don’t have a PCP. If this is the case, please establish a relationship with a doctor. It will serve you well.

But, if you need more immediate help, and your symptoms aren’t serious enough for the Emergency Department, urgent care is a great way to go.

The Valley Health System recently opened a new urgent care (and multi-specialty medical practice in Wayne. For more information, check out their site. The center is located at 1578 Rt. 23, Wayne.

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Author: Karen Latimer

Dr. Latimer is a Family Physician and Wellness & Parenting Coach. She works with parents who want to feel more confident when helping their children and coaches young adults to help them better navigate college life and transitions. Contact her at to learn more. She is the author of two Audible Originals, Take Back the House -- Raising Happy Parents and Worry Less, Parent Better. She is also the co-founder of the app that makes your life easier and puts social in a healthier place -- List'm.