The new urgent care clinic located in the heart of Ferndale offers extended hours
to maximize convenience for Ferndale residents and businesses.
Ferndale and Livonia, Michigan – January 27, 2015 – Michigan Urgent Care and Occupational Health – Ferndale is now open. Located in the heart of Ferndale at 641 West 9 Mile Road, at the corner of 9 Mile and Livernois, the Ferndale clinic marks the tenth location, fourth in Wayne County, for Livonia-based Michigan Urgent Care and Occupational Health, a network of urgent care and occupational health facilities throughout Southeast Michigan.
Led by President and Medical Director Mohammed Arsiwala, MD, the Ferndale clinic is staffed by board certified providers and is open 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day, including holidays and weekends, to treat adults and children with non-life threatening injuries and illnesses.
The clinic provides a more convenient and accessible choice for health care for Ferndale residents and area businesses. “Our Ferndale location adds to our family of clinics located through Southeast Michigan and fills an urgent care need within Ferndale city limits,” says Arsiwala. “And as Michigan’s economy improves, manufacturers and other business are hiring. As such, they demand accessible care for quality pre-hire and injury services.”
The clinic is staffed by board certified medical doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, X-ray technicians and administrators. It is equipped with the most advanced digital monitoring and diagnostic technology, and an electronic medical record system for efficient communication back to patients’ primary providers or other health care facilities.
The occupational health portion of the clinic is Department of Transportation (DOT) certified and offers industry-required physical exams and testing including DOT medical cards, HazMat, fire, police, pre-hire and return-to-work physical examinations, drug and alcohol testing, vision and hearing testing, and workplace injury treatment.
The Ferndale clinic’s 3,000 square feet includes five exam rooms, two trauma rooms, one procedure room a dedicated occupational medicine procedure room, digital X-ray and on-site laboratory. Compared to emergency rooms, the urgent care offers more convenience, shorter average wait times and lower copays making the clinic a quality alternative for illnesses and injuries that require immediate attention.
“Michigan Urgent Care clinics provide quality care, and are an essential bridge between patients and needed health care when primary providers are not available and an emergency room visit is not appropriate,” says Arsiwala. According to the Urgent Care Association of America, as the number of insured individuals and families increase as a result of the Affordable Care Act, traditional medical offices are expected to be flooded with new patients and access issues for episodic care may result. “Urgent care centers provide an important access point into the health care system,” says Arsiwala.
Ferndale Urgent Care and Occupational Health offers treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, including:
- Bronchitis, flu and sinus infections
- Ear infections
- Minor asthma-related symptoms
- Cuts and burns
- Broken bones or sprains
- Skin rashes and sunburns
- Illness with nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Eye infections, pink eye or sties
- Bladder infections
- Foreign bodies in the nose, ear or eye
School districts, municipalities and private businesses can also contract with Michigan Urgent Care facilities for sports physicals, vaccines, drug tests, pre-employment physicals and work-related injuries.
For more information about the new Ferndale clinic and Michigan Urgent Care and Occupational Health’s other locations, visit www.MichiganUrgentCare.com or call 248-206-1600 to reach the Ferndale clinic.