In a week, the community will have a convenient and fast option for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. Greenville Hospital System is set to open it’s Greer location of MD360, a medical facility that offers walk-in care, urgent care, and physical therapy, on Tuesday.
"We want to make it easy for people who need care. They can come in before work or after work."
The glass-enclosed nurses station provides a wide view to monitor patients.
The waiting area provides single and multiple seating options across from the stone-built visitor's and check-in desk.
Common lab tests will be among the services MD360 will offer treating illnesses and injuries and sports physicals.
Jennifer Turner, clinical manager, said that MD360 is designed to be convenient for patients, with no appointment needed, and extended hours. “We want to make it easy for people who need care. They can come in before work or after work.” The facility will be open weekdays 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sundays noon – 6 p.m.
The medical facility will employ 25 when it opens and anticipates more to be added as it attracts more patients. It is located across Riverside High School at 1305 South Suber Road.
McMillan Pazdan Smith designed the building with an open floor plan, wide halls, and beautiful architectural details. The waiting area is spacious, allowing patients to sit comfortably during their short waiting periods.
Short wait times are one of the key benefits at MD360. Turner said that MD360’s two other locations have an average in-and-out time of an hour or less. That alone sets them apart when many physicians’ offices have wait times of over an hour even with an appointment.
MD360’s Simpsonville and Greenville locations served as a model for the Greer location. Turner said that GHS took the best of what was working in the other facilities and improved the flow of the building where they saw they could improve.
MD360 offers a variety of services, including treating illnesses and injuries, providing sports physicals, X-rays, and conducting common lab tests. MD360 has partnered with Proaxsis Therapy to provide physical therapy as well.
The facility is focusing on being a convenient way to see a doctor if patients are unable to get a quick appointment to see their primary care physician or if they have an unexpected illness or injury. Turner emphasized that they refer patients to primary care physicians after treatment if they don’t already have one, and said that the facility is not equipped for emergency procedures and sends patients requiring emergency room treatment to the hospital.
A community room is available for people to reserve free and will hold health education workshops and classes.
“Since the first location opened in November of ‘09, we saw that it was what the community needed,” Turner said. “It’s exciting to see it grow and serve even more people.”
MD360 will host an open house on Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The community is invited to tour the facility, meet the physicians and nurses, and enjoy hors d'oeuvres.