Clinic adds to local health care

Published 11:13 am Thursday, November 23, 2017

As of late, Kentucky has been in high demand of an affordable, high-quality alternative to the emergency room (ER), and that need is ultimately being met to some extent by none other than First Care Clinics, a walk-in clinic which opened its doors in Middlesboro on Tuesday afternoon, complete with an open house and a ribbon cutting.

“We’re thrilled to continue fulfilling our mission of making quality health care accessible and affordable with the opening of our newest urgent care clinic in Middlesboro,” said Rob Pantoja, founder of First Care Clinics. “The opening of this clinic provides us the opportunity to serve the community with health care that is focused on outstanding customer service and that also saves them time and money.”

Community members attending the celebration had the opportunity to take a tour of the facility, seeing first-hand the state of the art quality of the clinic, as well as what each section is dedicated to. They also received a free T-shirt, light refreshments and the chance to win door prizes.

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Several other First Care Clinics have already opened in various locations across the state, and plans to open even more in the near future are already underway. Due to their customer service, affordability and quality of care, the facility has developed many loyal customers among other communities, and the founders hope to do the same in Middlesboro.

Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the facility provides residents with convenient, affordable access to health care at almost any time. Equipped with multiple exam rooms, lab testing and digital X-ray capabilities, the clinic is sure to be a much needed resource among the community, as it will offer timely treatment for several non-emergent illnesses, injuries and conditions.

“For non-emergent needs, First Care provides the right care at the right place and right time, with weekend and evening hours that are particularly convenient for families, with most parents in and out in less than an hour,” said Jill Obremskey, Medical Doctor and Chief Medical Officer for First Care. “We look forward to supporting the health of the entire community by collaborating with local physicians, hospitals and other health care providers.”