Patient First, a chain of medical care offices, is scheduled to open a new clinic at 2468 Butler Street in Easton on February 5, and a clinic at 2310 Schoenersville Road in Bethlehem on February 26. These new medical offices are sure to be a welcome addition to the Lehigh Valley, as they offer "urgent care" for routine injuries, including diagnostic x-rays and laboratory tests on site, as well as prescriptions for routine illnesses. Patient First is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, including weekends and holidays.
Conveniently located near the intersection of 25th Street and route 22 (the Easton office) and the intersection of Schoenersville Road and route 22 (the Bethlehem office), Patient First appears to be a good alternative to hospital emergency rooms for non-serious emergencies. The chain's website indicates that it accepts most insurance carriers and that the offices are staffed by physicians and physician assistants. Patients can walk in and see a physician or physician assistant, or make an appointment in advance with a particular professional here.
Patient First was founded in 1981 and has 51 offices (including the two new ones in the Lehigh Valley) in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. The chain is accepting applications for physician and physician assistant positions.