ChoiceOne and UM BWMC Partner to Offer Accessible Urgent Care Services to Severna Park and Central Anne Arundel County Residents

For Immediate Release February 15, 2017

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SEVERNA PARK, MD - ChoiceOne Urgent Care, LLC, has partnered with the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC), to open its first Anne Arundel County location on Friday, March 3 at 8 a.m. The ChoiceOne Urgent Care Severna Park center is located at 500-B Ritchie Highway, on the corner of Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road.

“We are opening a location in Severna Park to fulfill the healthcare needs of this growing community,” said Dr. Scott Burger, chief medical officer at ChoiceOne Urgent Care. “Many patients need immediate medical care in the evenings and on the weekend. Urgent care is often the most convenient, cost-effective and appropriate solution for these patients. If they need additional care and do not have a regular provider, we can refer them to the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center primary and specialty care providers.

The collaboration between Choice One Urgent Care and UM BWMC provides an option for patients who are unable to get to their primary physician quickly or after-hours, but who are not in need of the services of an Emergency Room.

“UM BWMC and ChoiceOne share a common mission to improve the health and well-being of our community. We’re both committed to helping people live well and stay healthy. Together, we can provide high-quality care to the communities we serve,” said UM BWMC President and CEO Karen Olscamp.

The recently built ChoiceOne Urgent Care Severna Park center features private exam rooms, triage area and state-of-the-art equipment, including an on-site x-ray facility, all in a welcoming, spa-like environment. ChoiceOne providers diagnose and treat all non-life-threatening illness and injury, such as colds, flu, broken bones, headaches, infections and sprains. ChoiceOne also provides preoperative exams, sports physicals and occupational health services, including pre-employment physicals, drug testing and workers’ compensation.

Providers see patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., including most holidays. Patients can walk-in without an appointment or reserve their spot in line with ChoiceOne’s OnePass. ChoiceOne accepts most insurance plans and private payment.

To celebrate the grand opening of the Severna Park location, ChoiceOne is offering free first aid kits thru March 31, while supplies last, and free sports physicals for students K-12 for the first 100 students.