Urgent Care Clinics Coming On 110, Main St.
A pair of new ProHealth Urgent Care medical facilities – one near Melville and another in Huntington village – are on schedule to open this summer, company officials said Monday.
ProHealth’s Bob Russo said the facilities will be urgent care centers, open 18 hours a day; both will be open “sometime in the next six months,” he said.
One will be located across from the Walt Whitman Shops on Walt Whitman Road between Chichester Road and Livingston Street; the second, in Huntington village at the former home of Huntington Business Products Centre, located at 339 Main St.
Amira and Albert Garbus, who own the building, moved their business in December from the 8,000 square-foot space to a 4,000 square-foot warehouse in Plainview after 43 years in business throughout Huntington.
Urgent health care facilities are increasing in number across Long Island. They are defined as a setup to assist patients with an illness or injury that does not appear to be life–threatening, but also can’t wait until the next day. Since 2008, the number of facilities has increased from 8,000 to 9,300, according to the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine. The organization estimates that approximately 700-800 new clinics open each year.
Officials at the Academy say the rise in urgent-care medicine began in the mid-1990s thanks in part to the public’s demand for immediate access to health care and after-hours care without going to an emergency room.