Penn Medicine shutters urgent care as patients turn to telehealth

Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine shut down one of its urgent care centers, Penn Urgent Care South Philadelphia, on June 30 as more patients are turning to telehealth for care, 10 Philadelphia reported July 6. 

"This step came as we evaluated patient preference and utilization patterns in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, including increased use of the telemedicine options for issues which are often addressed in urgent care settings," a Penn Medicine spokesperson told the publication.

Penn Medicine said it plans to reopen the space with services that will be more "aligned with patient needs," including a cardiology practice, a spokesperson told Becker's.

Penn Medicine continues to operate several urgent care clinics in the Lancaster, Pa. 


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