Baton Rouge General announced the opening of its new after-hours Express Care clinic on Picardy Avenue in Baton Rouge on the Bluebonnet campus.
Open seven days a week, the clinic will accept walk-in patients of all ages, and will treat common illnesses and injuries, including allergies, colds, eye swelling, fever, heartburn, nausea, sprains, and strains. Baton Rouge General Express Care also features a lab, an X-ray machine, and an EKG for more moderate injuries. The clinic is open on weekdays from 12 noon to 10 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“Patients expect convenience, affordability, and excellent service,” said Edgardo Tenreiro, President and CEO of Baton Rouge General. “Now if you wake up with strep throat or pink eye on Sunday morning, you don’t have to visit the ER to get the high quality of care BRG is known for.”
Last year, after-hours clinics across the country saw approximately 160 million patients. Efficiency is a main factor that drives consumers to after-hours clinics, as well as accessibility and relatively low cost.
This is BRG’s first after-hours clinic. However, Baton Rouge General Physicians, General Health System’s physician group, has 20 traditional clinics throughout the Baton Rouge area.
For more information about BRG Express Care, call (225) 765-4445, visit BRGExpressCare.com or come to 8490 Picardy Avenue, Suite 600-A in Baton Rouge. Walk-ins are welcome.