New Year’s Eve was opening day for Temple Health’s newest facility, an urgent care center called Temple ReadyCare in Northeast Philadelphia. The seven-days-a-week facility (open most holidays, too) is staffed by Temple physicians, who will see patients from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 10 to 4 on weekends.
As with other urgent care centers, ReadyCare is equipped to handle patients seeking non-emergency care for things like sinus infections, colds or even ankle sprains. Doctors there will also offer x-rays, lab testing, immunizations and physicals, and insurance is accepted. Unlike traditional doctor’s visits, appointments aren’t necessary.
The Northeast location, on Boulevard next to Chickie’s and Pete’s, is Temple’s second ReadyCare facility, following the Port Richmond facility that opened in 2009. According to the website, other locations are planned for Fort Washington and Jenkintown this spring.
Temple ReadyCare, 11000 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, 215-677-1475.