The rebranded facility still caters to immediate healthcare needs without appointments in which patients may otherwise be tempted to go to emergency rooms or when primary care physicians may be unavailable, albeit under a new moniker.
According to the center's website, the change was made to accommodate patients covered by United Health Care as well as other insurance carriers.
The center, located at 292 Herricks Road, includes a laboratory, x-ray machine and equipment to treat orthopedic injuries and wounds which may require stitches.
According to a release, "patients on their way to the emergency room or doctor's office with an illness of moderate severity have access to Premier Care physicians who are board-certified in emergency medicine. Access to physicians in the urgent care setting allows patients to be exposed to kinder, gentler methods of emergency care services."
Premier Care operates a total of 11 centers across Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens. The Mineola location is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.