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Urgent care will remain in Port Orchard

By Hilary Maynard

Staff Writer

Contrary to recent reports, Harrison Hospital President and CEO Scott Bosch said Port Orchard’s Urgent Care Center will remain open with extended services.

A community forum to explain the changes in the Port Orchard clinic will be held tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Westbay Center.

Within the next few months, the clinic will be transformed into a primary-care practice. Appointments can be scheduled in advanced or same-day seven days a week, including early morning and evening hours. The new clinic is scheduled to open in late spring.

“We’re excited to offer this new service to our South Kitsap neighbors,” Bosch said of Port Orchard’s new primary care clinic. “We’ve served this community for the past 10 years and will continue to be their medical home now and long into the future.”

The Urgent Care Center, a part of the South Kitsap Healthcare Campus on South Kitsap Boulevard, has offered southern-county residents urgent care for non-life-threatening emergencies since 1995.

Open daily and after hours until 9 p.m., the center provides X-rays, a lab work, EKG testing, rehabilitation care and Harrison Home Health services, as well as the stitching of wounds, the treatment of broken bones and other minor emergencies services.

Bosch said he expects to expand the center to eventually include another medical office building and more services.

“Our plan is to keep pace with the growing community,” Bosch said.

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