A new urgent care facility is coming to Springfield.
According to an article on the Delaware County News Network Site, the CareSTAT facility is being built in the former Blockbuster building on BaltimorePike near the intersection of Bishop Ave.
This will be the second Delaware County location for the company. The first CareStat opened in Haverford in December 2011.
"More Caring, Less waiting" is the motto of Havertown’s newest urgent care center CareSTAT, which opened last month.
Promising good medical and quickly, the center opened in late December in the once vacant Movie Gallery next to the Superfresh store in the Manoa Shopping center. The 3,700-square foot facility has a warm and friendly atmosphere with two flat screen televisions and a children’s area in the waiting room.
The family-owned urgent care facility boasts the only “on-site board certified radiologist ... me,” says President and Co-owner Dr. Jonathan Gusdorff.
Gusdorff and his wife Jaime, who serves as CEO, say “Our purpose is to offer non-critical medical care to patients as an alternative to long waits in an emergency room and more quickly than their primary physician may provide.”
The Gusdorff’s opened the center after determining what they view as an underserved niche in this community.
“We can spend more time with a patient than a primary doctor may have in a typical day. We also have almost no wait time as compared to an emergency room or physician’s office,” Jonathan Gusdorff said.
“Our (walk-in) medical facility can treat most non life-threatening injuries and illnesses more quickly than an emergency room where non life-threatening cases must wait,” he continued.
The center is open about 80 hours a week and “one of us is usually here. We’re on-site owner and operators,” says he of himself and he wife Jaime. “It’s different when the owner is on-site. If someone has a problem, we are right here to address it. I enjoy interacting with patients. That’s the primary reason we got into this."
A specific target date for Springfield CareStat was not given. Checkback with Springfield Patch for details as they become available.