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Published on January 22, 2015

Overlake Opens Urgent Care Center in Downtown Bellevue

Community Invited to Meet Physician Team at Feb. 5 Open House

Bellevue, Wash. – January 22, 2015 – Overlake Medical Center invites members of Bellevue’s downtown workforce and area residents to an open house at its new downtown Bellevue Urgent Care Center, Feb. 5, from noon until 6 p.m. The center, which opened Jan. 19 to walk-in patients, is located at 400 108th Ave. NE.

With urgent care available in Bellevue’s downtown core, residents and members of Bellevue’s diverse workforce are steps away from accessible, high-quality patient care for illnesses and injuries that are not life threatening but still require immediate attention. The co-pay for a visit is typically far lower than the cost of a visit to the emergency room, and the wait time is typically shorter.

“Providing accessible urgent care in the heart of downtown is an important way our doctors are helping support a healthy workforce and a growing downtown residential community,” said Eric R. Shipley, MD, medical director of Overlake’s urgent care centers. “Urgent care offers patients a convenient alternative when they need to be seen right away by a physician and can’t wait until they get home or the next business day.”

The 6,000 square foot center includes 12 patient rooms and one procedure room, as well as an in-house laboratory that ensures patients will be able to receive test results before the end of their visit.

The urgent care center expands upon services already offered by the Overlake’s Bellevue clinic including health maintenance, screenings and labs, immunizations, annual physical exams, routine women's care and chronic disease management. The physicians also have experience with managing acute and chronic conditions such as broken bones, diabetes, anemia and cardiovascular disease.

The urgent care center is open from noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  No appointments are needed and walk-ins are welcomed. To reach the urgent care center, call 425.635.6550.

The primary care clinic offers same-day appointments and is accepting new patients. To make an appointment at the primary care clinic, call 425.635.6350.

Reporters are invited to tour the new center and meet the team of physicians, nurses and support staff on Feb. 5 at noon at the clinic. Reporters wanting to interview Dr. Shipley about the new center should contact Lee Keller at The Keller Group at 425-898-2700.

Media Contacts

For additional information or to arrange an interview, contact Kipepeo Brown, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, 425-688-5603, kipepeo.brown@overlakehospital.org, or Lee Keller, 206-799-3805, lee@thekellergroup.com.