By Mark Hallum
Come September, Bayside will be getting a new urgent care facility in its business district. The space formerly occupied by Lucille Roberts at 41-19 Bell Blvd. will be partly taken over by a Northwell Health-GoHealth center to serve Bayide.
GoHealth operates in partnership with the state’s largest health care system, formerly known as North Shore-LIJ, in order to deliver convenient options for non-emergency medical services for residents in the communities of Queens and elsewhere.
The exterior of the Bayside facility is still under construction. However, pedestrians on the boulevard can plainly see the formation of a medical center which will have a clean, modern design with sleek lines and a storefront which stands out from others on Bell.
“We are excited to open this new location in Bayside. We’ve been looking to open a center in this community for over a year,” Sarah Arora, president of operations for Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, said.
“We strive to locate Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers in areas where people live their lives. We like to be next to the local pharmacy, grocery store, the train station, your favorite restaurant. This ensures that our patients don’t have to go out of their way to get the care they need and deserve. The GoHealth partnership with Northwell allows us to treat patients in the highest quality way within the four walls of our center and also get them downstream care with specialists and primary care physicians.”
By pairing up with Northwell, GoHealth patients take advantage of trusted medical professionals the system is known for as well as a shared record archive to keep practitioners informed of medical conditions diagnosed at other facilities within the network.
According to Arora, these facilities have a “best-in-class” level of patient satisfaction calculated through their net promoter score.
Arora said Northwell Health-GoHealth facilities are much like any other urgent care centers. They treat common illnesses and injuries, including allergic reactions; rashes; cuts, burns and bites; falls, sprains, strains and broken bones; colds and flus; sore throat; pink eye; infections. It also offers vaccinations, flu shots and physicals.
Arora will oversee operations of the facility, while the medical practice will be clinically overseen by Dr. Robert Korn, the medical director of Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care.
The official opening date of the facility is Sept. 16.
Reach reporter Mark Hallum by e-mail at mhall