Health Care Comes to Downtown Phoenix
May 6, 2010 by Tony Arranaga
Downtown Phoenix residents and workers will be happy to know that health care is right around the corner. Cigna Medical Group will soon open their first CMG CareToday clinic in our urban core at the northwest corner of Central and Adams. The facility is just a short walk from the Central and Washington light rail station. The office should be open to the public next week pending an inspections check.
Mayor Phil Gordon, City of Phoenix District 8 Representative Michael Johnson, Cigna executives, and other Downtown notables attended an on-site ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning [See photo, left].
Until now, people who live Downtown know the area is underserved by physician offices and no-appointment health clinics. The closest clinic to the center of the city is located inside the Walgreen’s at Central and Osborn (approximately three miles). CMG CareToday, according to a release, provides no-appointment “fast” medical care to those with or without insurance.
“We received feedback that, if you work Downtown, there aren’t a lot of options for no appointment care other than the Downtown emergency rooms,” said Henri Cournand, vice president of business development for Cigna Medical Group. The Downtown location is the ninth Cigna CareToday to open in the Valley and the company plans to open more.
“With the significant concentration of employers, coupled with large Downtown hotels, we believe that the CMG CareToday location at Central & Adams is a good alternative for quick and convenient care,” says Cournand.
CareToday is a quick and convenient option, ideal for allergies, asthma, bladder infections, minor burns, colds, ear infections, flu, immunizations, back pain, pregnancy testing, strep throat and other easily diagnosed and treated ailments.
Most visits are $59 plus lab work (approximately $10) but first visits are $29.
Common prescriptions are kept on site so patients can leave with everything they need to start feeling better.
Additional information on CareToday services can be found here.
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