Staff photo by Angela De Welles
CHARLES WELLY (left) and Stephen Peters are the two primary physicians working at the newly opened Mountain View Ugent Care in Cottonwood.
Now, those in need have one more place to go when a crisis comes their way. Mountain View Urgent Care opened Nov. 21 and is a walk-in clinic that handles a number of afflictions.
"We felt there was a need here in the Verde Valley for urgent care," said Suzan Knight, an administrator for the business.
She said it serves as an alternative to the emergency room and is convenient for those without a regular physician.
Mountain View Urgent Care is a walk-in clinic; there are no appointments necessary. Medicare and most insurance plans are accepted.
Doctors Charles Welly and Stephen Peters are the two primary doctors at the facility.
"Doctor Welly had the concept. I came on board later," Peters said.
He said they both own the business but lease the building space. The rest of the building is occupied by other doctors.
The Physicians and Surgeons Medical Building is owned by a consortium of physicians and a surgical company, according to Peters.
Part of the 20,000-square-foot building is still being renovated and will be open for operating rooms. Peters said, once completed, the building will have space for an OB/GYN, general surgery, radiology, family practice, urgent care and pain management.
"It's designed to house the physicians that own the surgery center," said Doug Dragoo, president of Paragon, a Scottsdale real estate investment and development company, before the building's completion.
He said since the doctors will have offices in the same building they see patients in, everyone will benefit.
"That's a convenience factor for the doctors and patients," Dragoo said.
Mountain View Urgent care is located in the Physicians and Surgeons Medical Building at 651 W. Mingus Ave.
The walk-in facility is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 634-0400.