SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Cottage Health announced that it has opened a new Cottage Urgent Care Center in Santa Maria.
The new center is located at 1846 North Broadway and is the third of 10 Cottage Urgent Care facilities scheduled to open to patients from San Luis Obispo to Camarillo.
The goal of the care centers is to provide complete care to patients within 45 minutes in order to help prevent minor health concerns from becoming serious problems.
Other newly opened urgent cares include one on Hollister Avenue in Goleta and on West Esplanade Drive in Oxnard. Two additional Cottage Health urgent cares scheduled to open in the coming months include a second location in Goleta on Calle Real and one on Las Posas Road in Camarillo.
The Santa Maria Urgent Care Center is staffed with a licensed nurse practitioner, a radiology technician and clinical concierges.
Conditions treated at the center include cold and flu symptoms, scrapes and minor cuts, minor burns, sprains, allergies, earache, urinary infection, skin conditions, rash, poison oak and other minor ailments and injuries. Patients who require attention for more serious medical conditions may be referred to a local Emergency Department or physician.
Available services onsite include X-rays and lab services. The center will also offer physical exams for sports participation.
The urgent care center welcomes walk-ins, but online appointments are also available at their website here.
Patients of Cottage Health may also utilize the Cottage CareNow virtual care service which allows for online visits and quick advice or referrals.
For more information about Cottage Health or the Urgent Care Centers, visit www.cottagehealth.org/urgent-care.