NEWPORT — North Country Hospital recently announced that they have entered into a partnership with Northern Counties Health Care to bring Northern Express Care to downtown Newport.
Northern Express Care-Newport is expected to open sometime this summer and will be located in the former UPS store on Main Street.
Once opened, the location will provide convenient, walk-in urgent non-emergency room healthcare access to the community.
Northern Express Care currently operates in downtown St. Johnsbury, and at Corner Medical in Lyndonville.
“Northern Express Care – Newport is an exciting opportunity for our community,” said Brian Nall, Chief Executive Officer of North Country Hospital. “People will have expanded access to immediate care, with no appointment needed, regardless of their ability to pay. This will certainly help meet a need we are seeing in our service area.”
Chris Towne, Chief Strategy Officer at Northern Counties Health Care says they will form an excellent team of care providers to operate in Newport, and will be open into the evening hours and on Saturdays.
They will provide walk-in care for things like minor illnesses or injuries including, sprains, bumps and bruises, allergies, respiratory illnesses, and vaccinations.
They can help connect people with a regular primary care provider.
This is not the first endeavor between North Country Hospital partnered with Northern Counties Health Care.
In 2016, the two partnered to open the Orleans Dental Center.