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2012 Press Releases
Newest Morton Plant Mease Immediate Care Center Now Open In New Port Richey

Facility Offers Evaluation, Treatment of Minor Illnesses and Injuries 

CLEARWATER, Fla., (June 5, 2012) – To help increase access to walk-in urgent care in Pasco County, Morton Plant Mease has opened a new immediate care center offering pediatric and adult urgent medical care services for walk-in patients daily. 

Located at 4821 U.S. Highway 19, the 3,000-square-foot facility provides patient examinations, procedures and treatments 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

The New Port Richey location will primarily serve West Pasco and north Pinellas counties. It joins two previously existing Morton Plant Mease walk-in urgent care facilities found in Largo, which serves mid-Pinellas County, and Trinity.

Among the medical conditions that may be treated without an appointment at the Morton Plant Mease Immediate Care Center are minor illnesses and injuries, flu and colds, sprains and strains, minor cuts, stings, burns and fractures. The center also offers school and sports physicals, on-site X-rays, some blood testing and EKGs and a board-certified physician is always on duty.

“This new immediate care center will enable people who live and work in New Port Richey, and its surrounding communities, to receive professional medical treatment more quickly. This convenient location makes it much easier for walk-in patients to be examined and treated by eliminating the need to travel far and take valuable time away from work, school or family,” said Dr. Stephen Jacobs, president of Morton Plant Mease Primary Care, which oversees the health system’s immediate care centers.

The new immediate care center accepts most types of insurance and features four examination rooms, one procedure room, a digital X-ray suite plus a television in every patient room.

For more information, call (727) 953-6877or visit:

About Morton Plant Mease

Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at