‭Baptist Health Urgent Care Now Open in Benton

BENTON, Ark. – Baptist Health continues to expand access to healthcare by opening its fourth urgent ‭care center in Benton at 824 Military Rd. next to Arby’s.
‭The urgent care center opened today, Oct. 30, and treats pain and conditions that are non-life threatening.

‭With no appointment needed, patients are seen on a walk-in basis for a variety of medical needs, including:

‭• Asthma and allergies
• Flu, colds and viral illnesses
• Bites, stings, allergic reactions
• Sprains, strains, broken bones
• Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting
• Urinary tract infections
• Ear and Eye injuries
• Skin conditions
‭• Burns
• School, sports and wellness physicals
‭• Immunizations and vaccinations
• Occupational Health services

‭Baptist Health Urgent Care-Benton is open seven days a week: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 1 to 6 p.m. Most insurance plans, including TRICARE, Medicare and Medicaid, as well as cash and credit card are accepted.

Experienced practitioner Tamara Tate, APRN (advanced practice registered nurse), will lead the team, along ‭with a licensed practical nurse and X-ray technologist. Anna Wilkerson, APRN, will join the team in mid-December.

‭Baptist Health, in a joint venture with Urgent Team, one of the Southeast’s largest independent operators of ‭urgent and family care centers, currently has urgent care centers in North Little Rock, Bryant and Jacksonville.

‭“We’re very excited to expand urgent care services to the residents in Benton,” said Troy Wells, president and ‭CEO of Baptist Health. “Providing convenient access and affordable care for urgent, but non-emergency needs, is a ‭strategic focus we’re intent on providing throughout Arkansas.”

“We’re privileged to partner with such a highly-respected healthcare organization,” said Mike Dupuis, Urgent Team Division Vice President. “Our goal is to meet the growing patient needs for quality care delivered in a convenient ‭location at an affordable price.”

‭Baptist Health’s expansion into urgent care provides unscheduled access to care for patients, as well as supports Baptist Health physicians who want to provide an after-hours option to their patients. While an individual’s ‭primary care provider should be the main choice since the physicians knows the patient’s entire medical history, ‭sometimes immediate care is needed.

‭About Baptist Health Urgent Care
‭Baptist Health Urgent Care is an affiliate of Urgent Team, one of the largest independent operators of urgent and ‭family care centers in the Southeast. The Urgent Team Family of Centers provides quality and affordable family ‭healthcare at 31 locations: Baptist Health Urgent Care (four centers in Arkansas); Sherwood Urgent Care (seven ‭centers throughout Arkansas); Urgent Team (12 centers throughout Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee); and ‭Physicians Care (eight locations in Tennessee). The company’s convenient walk-in centers provide a comprehensive ‭range of health services, including treatments for injuries and illnesses, occupational health and wellness care. Urgent ‭Team company headquarters are in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit