Bayhealth has announced plans for the construction of a new outpatient center offering a range of care services located at the intersection of Lewes-Georgetown Highway and Hudson Road near Milton.
The new facility will bring more primary care physicians, specialists, walk-in and emergency care, and diagnostic services to the southern Delaware region. The Delaware Health Resources Board recently granted Bayhealth preliminary approval to move forward with plans for a combination emergency department and walk-in care center on the 18-acre site.
“We are thrilled to bring lifesaving emergency services and walk-in care to this fast-growing community. We believe emergency care will be a great complement to our new outpatient center which will provide a comprehensive array of healthcare services and bring more convenient access to care for residents of Sussex County,” said Terry Murphy, Bayhealth president and CEO.
All patients arriving for walk-in or emergency services at Bayhealth’s new location will receive a medical screening exam to determine their necessary level of care. Only patients who medically qualify as emergency patients will be charged an emergency department rate. Non-emergency cases will be charged for a walk-in clinic visit.
“Our center near Milton will provide additional options for a growing community to access several important types of care. Primary care, which is in great demand in Delaware, will be available, as well as specialists, extensive testing, and a spectrum of immediate and emergency care. Our focus is providing cost-effective services that address the community’s needs,” said Gary Siegelman, MD, Bayhealth senior vice president and chief medical officer. “This model ensures patients have access to the various levels of care they may need in one location.”
For more information about its services in southern Delaware, go to www.Bayhealth.org.