BUFFALO RISING: WNY Immediate Care Opens In North Buffalo

Mark Grisanti

December 12, 2011

Western New York Immediate Care is opening its fifth area facility and its first urgent care center within Buffalo city limits on Monday.  The free-standing, fully-staffed facility is located at 2497 Delaware Avenue in North Buffalo.  It was built on the site of Gallagher Printing which was demolished earlier this year
Of the more than 80,000 people treated at the four Western New York Immediate Care facilities in the Buffalo area during the past year, approximately 12,000 had a City of Buffalo address, which suggests that many had to travel out of their residential areas for urgent medical care. 

This changes on Monday with the opening of WNY Immediate Care.  Among the unique attributes of its Delaware Avenue staff are language capabilities in Spanish and Croatian, which will serve these area communities.

“We’re grateful to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and the Erie County Industrial Development Authority for helping us in the creation of this newest Immediate Care facility,” said Gregory Daniel, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer of Exigence.  “It is our privilege to offer urgent care excellence to the many neighborhoods and communities in the North Buffalo area.” 

The new facility is 7,400 sq. feet; it features 12 exam rooms and two procedure rooms and is equipped with digital X-ray, laboratory and other diagnostic capabilities.  Board-certified physicians assisted by nurses, physician assistants and lab technicians care for patients.  Incentives from the Erie County Industrial Development Authority helped bring the Immediate Care facility to Buffalo.

Open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm on weekdays and 9:00 am to 8:00 pm on weekends and with no appointment required, WNY Immediate Care – Buffalo offers access and speed when a personal physician is not available and a trip to the emergency department is not practical.  Most insurance plans are accepted and most patients are treated and released in about an hour.