CityMD opens Astoria clinic as its first facility in Queens

CityMD opens Astoria clinic as its first facility in Queens
Photo by Bill Parry
By Bill Parry

Astorians seeking medical attention have a new option after CityMD opened a new location last Friday.

Founded in 2010, the chain has expanded to nine facilities throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, and now its first in Queens.

CityMD Astoria, at 31-11 Steinway St., is a 4,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art urgent care facility that will offer immediate care to sick, ill or injured Queens residents and the group advertises itself as having short wait times and a superior staff.

“We are very excited about our recent expansions in Brooklyn and Queens,” CityMD CEO Dr. Richard Park said. “We look forward to becoming a strong contributor to these communities as we provide high quality healthcare to all New Yorkers.”

The CityMD website states: “When you’re sick, injured or in pain, waiting for a doctor can be unbearable. Between getting the actual appointment and sitting in the waiting room, it can take a very long time before you can start to feel relief. The emergency room is an option, but unless it’s a true emergency, it’s not a very good option. Overcrowding, long wait times and the extra expense of dealing with a hospital make the ER seem very unappealing.”

The group said it can step into the gap by providing fast and comprehensive treatment for problems, such as seasonal allergies, sprained ankles or cuts.”

The ribbon-cutting at the new facility was welcomed by state Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria), who said, “The new urgent care facility at CityMD is a welcome asset as we work to expand local healthcare options to accommodate our rapidly growing neighborhoods in western Queens. Astoria will be even better served as a result of the addition of these important services.”

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 718-260-4538.

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