WEST READING — Tower Health Urgent Care’s 19 locations have received accreditation from the Urgent Care Association.

The recognition — which represents the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers — was earned through a comprehensive survey, which included onsite visits at each location by surveyors from the Urgent Care Association.

It ensures Tower Health Urgent Care has met all of the Urgent Care Association's patient care, safety and scope of services standards, according to a press release.

"This accreditation validates our steadfast commitment and collaborative approach to continuously improving quality throughout Tower Health and demonstrates our relentless pursuit of excellence in all that we do," Clint Matthews, president and CEO, Tower Health, said in the release.

Tower Health Urgent Care is a new business line for the hospital system — formed in October 2018 — with the acquisition of 19 Premier Urgent Care locations across the region including Chester, Montgomery, Berks and Delaware counties.

In addition, Tower Health operates urgent care locations in Bucks, Philadelphia and Northampton counties and New Castle county in Delaware. The acquisition of Premier was completed Dec. 1, and brings to 22 the number of urgent care locations operated by Tower Health.

Walk-in care is available at any of the  locations for a variety of conditions including: colds, flu, allergies, asthma, sore throat, sports injuries, minor lacerations, sprains, earaches and ear infections, and preventive services such as physicals, vaccines and occupational health. Each is open 365 days a year, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Urgent Care is an essential link in Tower Health's continuum of care providing convenient access if a patient lacks a regular primary care doctor, or if the patient's regular provider is not available, according to Tower Health.

To learn more about Tower Health Urgent Care visit towerhealthurgentcare.org

Berks County-based Tower Health owns six of the region’s hospitals including: Brandywine Hospital, Chestnut Hill Hospital, Jennersville Hospital, Pottstown Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital and Reading Hospital. It also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading; and home healthcare services provided by TowerHealth at Home.

For more information, visit www.towerhealth.org.

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