June 10, 2021
CANTON, NY – St. Lawrence Health (SLH) is pleased to announce the opening of Urgent Care services in Canton on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The new Canton Urgent Care Center will be located within the EJ Noble Medical Building, 80 East Main Street, Canton, in the same space that formerly housed the After Hours Clinic.
Upon opening, regional community members will now have access to a second Urgent Care practice that will be operated by Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s (CPH) Emergency Department. It will be overseen by SLH Medical Director for Emergency Services and Urgent Care Jason Lorenc, MD.
“Expanding comprehensive Urgent Care services into Canton will ensure convenient, outstanding care is available to our Canton residents and surrounding community members when they require same-day treatment. Our Urgent Care services in Canton and Potsdam are designed to complement and support our system-wide integrative, person-centered approach to care,” noted Dr. Lorenc.
The Urgent Care staff will be devoted to eliminating non-emergent cases from the SLH emergency rooms, leaving the hospital sites free to focus on critical cases. The new Urgent Care location will offer an enhanced-level of care over an Afterhours or Walk-in clinic. It is designed for individuals of all ages who have a condition requiring immediate, but non-life-threatening care, who are not able to get a same-day appointment with their regular primary provider or at a college health center.
Urgent Care should be utilized for conditions such as animal or insect bites, mild allergic reactions, mild asthma, coughs or colds, minor vomiting or diarrhea, stomach pain or upset, pelvic pain, simple falls, fever, headache, minor infections (including urinary tract infection, ear infection, sinus infection, sore throat, or pink eye), nosebleeds, puncture wounds and cuts that may require stitches, minor burns, or sports-related injuries including a sprain or strain.
Patients should still go to the emergency room when experiencing conditions requiring advanced care, including difficulty breathing, bleeding associated with pregnancy, and chest pain.
“Urgent Care is a necessary option for the unexpected, and is not a replacement for regular care,” Dr. Lorenc said. “At the conclusion of their visit, patients will be asked to follow-up with their primary care provider. If they don’t have one, we will offer them a list of options.”
Testing for COVID-19 will continue to be offered out of the Urgent Care location in Canton.
To access the Center, take a right to the lower level parking lot upon entering the EJ Noble campus. The entrance to Urgent Care can be seen from the far end of the parking lot. The Center will be open daily from 9:00am to 7:00pm.
The Potsdam Urgent Care Center, 49 Lawrence Avenue, Potsdam, is open daily, 8:00am – 8:00pm.
Don’t put your immediate care on hold; learn more about the Canton Urgent Care Center.