Riverview Health has filed plans with the City of Carmel to open a freestanding emergency room and urgent care center on the west side of town.
The 10,811-square-foot, 1 1/2-story Riverview Health Emergency Room & Urgent Care is proposed on nearly 2 acres of undeveloped land on the west side of Michigan Road north of Nottingham Way. Riverview would be the sole tenant.
The center is expected to provide ER services 24 hours a day and offer urgent care treatment between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. The same doctors will treat all patients, and patients will be billed according to the level of care received.
“Our patients in Westfield have really appreciated the ER and urgent care model that we’ve introduced there,” Riverview President and CEO Seth Warren said. “People are often unsure as to whether their illness or injury warrants an emergency room visit or could be treated at an urgent care. With our model, every patient sees an ER doctor but they are only charged for the level of care needed. We’re excited as we continue the process for bringing this service to the other communities in the area.”
A similar medical center is under construction in Fishers and is expected to open this fall. Riverview also expects to open one in north Carmel and Nora in the next two years.
North Texas-based Intuitive Health is partnering with Riverview on the project.