Students at Stockton’s Atlantic City campus, as well as local residents, will have access to an on-campus AtlantiCare Urgent Care Center set to open in September, university and AtlantiCare officials announced Wednesday.
AtlantiCare said it also will relocate its Physician Group Primary and Occupational Health offices, currently at 2015 Pacific Ave., to the site.
“We are pleased to participate in the Atlantic City Gateway Project as we continue to increase access to care for those who live, work in and visit Atlantic City and the surrounding region,” said Margaret Belfield, executive vice president and chief operating officer at AtlantiCare.
Urgent care serves patients for diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, most commonly sprains, strains and contusions, AtlantiCare said. Free parking will be available to AtlantiCare patients in the on-site parking garage.
“AtlantiCare’s presence reinforces and enhances our commitment to develop the Atlantic City campus as a destination that serves both our students and the entire community,” Stockton President Harvey Kesselman said.
Jatin Motiwal, vice president of the AtlantiCare Physician Group and Regional Network, said locating the services at Stockton makes them accessible to more people.
Stockton students receive free clinic services through the Wellness Center at Stockton’s Galloway Township campus, which is operated in partnership with AtlantiCare, but also will be able to access the new Urgent Care Center using private insurance.
The Occupational Health Office, which provides occupational health and workplace injury services, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Primary Care Office, staffed by specialists in family medicine and internal medicine and certified advanced-practice nurse practitioners, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Each will have five patient exam rooms.
AtlantiCare Urgent Care will operate seven days a week, including after hours Monday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. It will be AtlantiCare’s first urgent care center in Atlantic City and its third to open in 2018, bringing the total number to 16.