April 6, 2018 By Tara Law
An urgent care medical center will open next to the Ditmars train station this spring.
CityMD, which has a network of 85 centers in New York/New Jersey and Seattle, is scheduled to open its eighth Queens location at 22-48 31st Street in late April or early May. This will be the company’s second Astoria location, with it opening a facility at 31-11 Steinway St. in 2013.
The centers provide services such as X-rays and orthopedic casting, and provide on-site testing for flu, strep throat, mono, UTIs and other diseases.
CityMD provides a wide variety of medical services and accepts most insurance plans, according to Sabrina Valvo, a spokesperson for the company.
The average wait time at the centers is eight minutes, Valvo said. Patients can check themselves in at kiosks in the waiting rooms.
The center will be staffed by five to eight employees, including X-ray technicians, medical assistants and a full-time board certified physician.
“CityMD is thrilled to be a part of the Ditmars community. We look forward to providing our new neighbors with high quality medical care and an exceptional experience, during the day, in the evenings, or on the weekends,” said Dr. Frank Illuzzi, CityMD’s chief medical officer.
The center will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.