Friday, December 9, 2022

Business Spotlight: Gray Urgent Care

The healthcare professionals behind the new Gray Urgent Care clinic think that the time for bringing quality patient-centered non-emergency care to where it is needed is long overdue.

Starting Monday, Dec. 12, Gray Urgent Care at 6 Turnpike Acres Road in Gray opens its doors to assist the community with convenient hours and a nearby facility. Located next to the Gray Post Office just off Gray Road, Gray Urgent Care owners Patricia and Anna Kittredge say that they are excited to provide reliable and affordable walk-in service without having to wait weeks for an appointment in the area.

“The care that I want to provide is not a big box urgent care model. I never want my patients to feel like a number,” Patricia Kittredge said. “I want to give them personal, patient-centered, compassionate care.”

The facility is a dream come true for the Kittredges, who are longtime residents of Gray. Patricia Kittredge is a family nurse practitioner who will serve as Gray Urgent Care’s medical director and treating provider, while Anna Kittredge, a veteran and a physician assistant with extensive military medical experience, is the practice’s chief operating officer.

Gray Urgent Care will offer walk-in service to patients from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday with no appointments necessary.

Services offered at Gray Urgent Care include on-site x-rays and point-of-care testing, as well as treatment for a variety of acute, non-emergency conditions ranging from fractures and sprains to viral infections to COVID-19, among many others. The clinic also offers physicals for youth sports.

“We’re here to help people,” Anna Kittredge said. “Patients can relax and trust that we can treat them to the best of our ability. We live here and it’s important for us to let the community know that we’re here for them.”

It’s not a standalone emergency medical facility for life-threatening treatment but rather Gray Urgent Care is a convenient location to receive medical care for acute illnesses and acute injuries.

It handles fractures, sprains, strains and dislocations; joint injections and aspirations; laceration repairs; rashes; incision and drainage of abscesses; allergic reactions; foreign bodies; viral infections; vomiting/diarrhea; COVID-19; pneumonia, bronchitis, influenza, strep throat, and mono infections; Lyme’s disease and other tick-borne illnesses; ear, sinus and eye infections; sports physicals; initial workers compensation injuries; urinary tract infections; and STD screening and treatment.

“We live here, have children here and now we have this opportunity to work here. Together, we bring over 33 years of emergency and urgent care experience, and Patricia spent the past seven years leading the urgent care facility at St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston,” said Anna Kittredge. “In addition, we are proud to say that Gray Urgent Care is veteran-owned and operated. We’re excited to put the days of long commuting behind us and stay close to home to serve the urgent care needs of you, your family and friends.”

Being able to share her medical knowledge with her patients so they have a great experience when

The new Gray Urgent Care is opening on
Monday, Dec. 12 under the medical direction
of local co-owner Patricia Kittredge.
visiting the clinic is something that appealed to Patricia Kittredge in opening the new Gray Urgent Care.

“We want to show our integrity, we’re not a big box urgent care,” Patricia Kittredge said. “We provide patient-centered and whole-person care which involves looking at the whole person, not just separate organs or body systems, and considering multiple factors that promote either health or disease.”

Patient visits are expected to run less than an hour on average from check-in to check-out and it will save having to drive to Portland or Lewiston for medical care.

“I was born and raised in Maine and we both live in Gray,” Patricia Kittredge said. “We care about our neighbors and friends here. We’re ready to bring quality healthcare to where it is needed right here in this community.”

For more information about Gray Urgent Care, call 207-657-1165 or visit Find them on Facebook under Gray Urgent Care. <

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