Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to clarify that at this time, the freestanding emergency care center is slated to open in 2020. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the facility had already opened. We apologize for the error.
Northern Nevada Medical Center recently held a groundbreaking event for its planned freestanding emergency department in northwest Reno, which is slated to officially open in 2020.
The 24-hour facility will be the first-ever freestanding emergency medical care center in Reno-Sparks. Similar to a hospital ER, it will treat a variety of emergency medical needs including chest pain, broken bones, minor lacerations, flu and other ailments.
The space will have eight treatment rooms, including exam rooms designed to triage low-severity patients, as well as imaging services and a pharmacy.
Their goal is to provide shorter wait-times for patients who do not require robust treatment.
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