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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1:02 pm

A new Velocity Care health facility, operated by Carilion Clinic, will open next month at Westlake.

The new facility “features extended hours, no appointments required and short wait times,” according to Kim E. Roe of Carilion.  

Located in the former Carilion Internal Medicine office at the Willard Office Complex, Velocity Care will “bridge the gap” between primary care and the emergency room.

Roe said patients using the facility will be connected through their personal electronic medical record to Carilion’s network of physicians “who work together to coordinate their care if they are in need of follow-up or specialty care.”

In addition to treating most common medical issues, VelocityCare has a laboratory and imaging services available on–site, Roe added.

Beginning June 17, Velocity Care will be open seven days a week.  Monday through Saturday hours are 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Sunday hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  The facility will be staffed by physicians, nurses, a medical office technologist and medical office assistants.

The current urgent care service offered at Carilion’s Westlake Center (behind Kroger) will be moved to Velocity Care. “This allows for growth in our urgent care business as well as opening up additional treatment spaces in the Westlake Center for our rotating specialists,” Roe explained.

An open house for the Velocity Care facility will be held Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. – noon.  

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