Special to Iredell Free News

In an effort to better meet immediate, growing healthcare needs in the Statesville area, Iredell Health System announced Saturday it will open an extended hours urgent care in early summer, located at 1540 E. Broad Street in Statesville.

Iredell Urgent Care – Statesville is anticipated to open June 2023.  The new facility will be open seven days a week, and will be the only urgent care in Statesville located east of Interstate 77.

The facility will offer onsite imaging and lab services for urgent care patients. Hours are still being determined at this time, but the Health System will develop an urgent care schedule after completing an analysis of emergency department volumes at Iredell Memorial Hospital, which will facilitate an opportunity for seamless care throughout all hours of the day.

“When Davis Regional Medical Center announced its transition to a behavioral health facility in July, we knew we would see increased volumes at Iredell Memorial Hospital,” said John Green, president & CEO of Iredell Health System. “In our community, the emergency room is the only place for people who are ill to go after a certain time of night. That has to change. Opening this urgent care will give our community another healthcare option when they need urgent, but not emergent, care.” 

The urgent care will take over the space currently occupied by Iredell COAST, another local nonprofit. Iredell Health System is collaborating with Iredell COAST to help the organization relocate.

“We value all that Iredell COAST does for our community, and want to see them succeed,” said Green. “We look forward to working with them to help them continue their mission.”

G.L. Wilson Building Company, based in Statesville, will be the general contractor for the project.

“Our goal is to begin the project design and renovation of this property as fast as possible,” said Julia Wilson, vice president of G.L. Wilson. “We recognize how critical the need is in our community for a facility like this, and we are honored to be working side by side with Iredell Health System to make this happen.”

More details will be announced soon regarding hours of operation and projected timelines.

About Iredell Health System

Iredell Health System includes Iredell Memorial Hospital; Iredell Mooresville; Iredell Home Health; Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center; Community and Corporate Wellness; Occupational Medicine; the Iredell Physician Network and more. Iredell Memorial Hospital is the largest and only nonprofit hospital in Iredell County. The comprehensive healthcare facility has 247 beds; more than 1,800 employees; and has 260 physicians representing various specialties. Centers of excellence include Women’s and Children’s; Cardiovascular; Cancer; Surgical Services and Wellness & Prevention. The Health System’s newest campus, Iredell Mooresville, is home to the area’s only 24-hour urgent care facility, as well as an ambulatory surgery center, imaging center, rehabilitation services, and physician practices. The mission of Iredell Health System is to inspire wellbeing. For a comprehensive list of services and programs, visit www.iredellhealth.org.

1 thought on “Iredell Health System announces plans for new extended-hours Urgent Care in Statesville

  1. IT WOULD BE GREAT IF IT WAS A 24-HOUR URGENT CARE AS PEOPLE NEED AN OPTION OTHER THAN AN ER THAT’S PACKED & THERE IS AN HOURS-ON-END WAIT.

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