A new St. Luke’s Care Now walk-in center opened in Quakertown, Pa., Monday, July 31. The facility is holding a community open house August 5.

Care Now is not intended to replace an individual’s primary care physician or manage chronic health concerns. Instead, St. Luke’s Care Now–Quakertown provides treatment when a patient's family doctor is unavailable, or when a patient's injury or illness requires immediate attention, but is not an acute emergency. This may include fever and flu-like symptoms, sinus infections, bronchitis, sprains, strains, broken bones, dislocations, cuts, minor burns, animal bites and other minor medical concerns. In addition to walk-in medical care, St. Luke’s Care Now locations offer onsite diagnostic testing and occupational medicine services to employers.

St. Luke’s Care Now–Quakertown is the ninth walk-in care center operated by St. Luke’s. Other centers are located in Allentown, Bethlehem, Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, New Ringgold, Upper Perkiomen and Wind Gap (all Pennsylvania) and in Clinton, N.J.