According to Heywood Healthcare, Heywood Urgent Care, Main Street, in Gardner is operating differently as of December 1, 2023 with urgent care services suspended to the general public, but available to Heywood primary care provider patients. Heywood Medical Group will enhance access to same day urgent sick visits for HMG patients (those with primary care providers within the Heywood Medical Group). An advanced practice provider specifically for same day urgent patients will be located at Heywood Primary Care on Main Street in Gardner. Patients are asked to call their primary care provider’s office, who will schedule them in their office, if there is availability, or at the Main St. location. HMG patients will be able to access urgent care Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Bottom Line: Patients of Heywood Medical Group have additional options as outlined above. Other members of the General Public advised to utilize Community Health Connections which has more than sufficient capacity.
Community Health Connections (next to Walmart on Route 68) is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 7:30pm and Saturday & Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and July 4th. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Public access to regional urgent care services is available at Tully Walk In Center located at 81 Reservoir Drive in Athol, Monday through Friday 8am to 7:30pm and Saturday & Sunday from 9am to 4:30pm.