In addition to the renovation and expansion taking place at Castleview Hospital, the entity plans to open an urgent care center in the future. At a recent Price City Council meeting, hospital CEO Mark Holyoak approached council members requesting the purchase of a small piece of land located within the city.
The land in question is one of seven parcels of property the hospital is working to obtain to house the urgent care facility.
“The address is the northeast corner of 1st North and 3rd East,” Holyoak said.
Holyoak explained that the aim for the urgent care facility is to be within Price City limits, focusing on being in the hub of the city and close to USU Eastern in order to provide for college students.
Urgent care centers primarily treat injuries or illnesses requiring immediate care but are not serious enough to require an ER visit. These facilities tend to save patients money compared to a visit to the emergency room. According to Holyoak, the care center will be offsite from the campus but central to the community. Not only will the facility provide a variety of services to the community, but it will also provide more jobs and bring physicians to the area.
Council members expressed that the facility would be a great benefit to the local community and unanimously passed a motion that approved the sale of the property.
It is anticipated that construction of the urgent care facility will begin next spring following the construction currently taking place at Castleview Hospital.