The walk-in medical center that's been in the works in the space last occupied by Jennifer Convertibles, on Fifth between Seventh and Eighth Streets, opened on Monday. Manager Arafat Mansour showed me around the facility, which will be open seven days per week and will have at least one doctor in-house at all times.
There's a spacious waiting room, and patients are taken from there to one of nine exam rooms. There's a full digital x-ray room as well as a lab, so tests for strep throat, the flu, and mono can be handled in-house, as well as broken bones.
"This is a place for people who need immediate attention, but don't want to have to deal with the ER or wait to see their primary care physician," said Mansour. "We can treat everything from a cold to broken bones, cuts, and just about every other common illness or injury."
The X-Ray Room
They accept just about every type of insurance, and will also treat the uninsured. Mansour estimates that the average wait time to see a doctor will be about 15 minutes. There are currently six other Premier Care locations, primarily in Long Island.
Premier Care, 418 - 420 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215. Phone: 718-965-2273.