WILLIAMSBURG, Va., January 2, 2020 – Velocity Urgent Care (https://velocityuc.com) will open its second Williamsburg area location, according to Velocity Urgent Care CEO Alan Ayers. It will be located in the Lightfoot Marketplace at Centerville Road and US Route 60 in Lightfoot. The new location primarily will serve patients in the areas north of Williamsburg including Norge, Toano and New Kent. Located near Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, it will provide a faster, lower-cost alternative to the emergency room and reduce unnecessary emergency room visits. Patients will also benefit from Velocity’s referral relationships, according to Ayers. “The Lightfoot location will be the ‘front door’ to the best of Sentara, referring patients for follow-up and specialist care,” he said. “It will be the perfect companion to our flagship urgent care location in New Town.”

The Lightfoot location is expected to open during the second quarter of 2020.

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About Velocity Urgent Care:

Based in Williamsburg, Velocity Urgent Care operates 14 locations in Eastern, Southern and Northern Virginia. Velocity offers no-appointment necessary visits with licensed providers for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. As a member of the Sentara Quality Care Network (SQCN), Velocity provides information sharing and referral relationships for its patients who require medical services beyond urgent care.

Eligible Veterans Administration beneficiaries can receive no-appointment-necessary visits with licensed providers for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, avoiding potentially lengthy drives to their regional VA clinic and a lengthy wait to receive medical treatment. To be eligible for urgent and walk-in care, veterans must be enrolled in the VA Health Care System and have received care through VA from either a VA or community provider within the last 24 months.  No referral or pre-authorization is required.  Velocity Urgent Care services include digital X-rays and lab capabilities on-site.

Most insurance is accepted, and there is a self-pay option for those without insurance. Facilities are open seven days a week. Patients can walk in or register online at https://velocityuc.com