Rapides After Hours is now open. The health center on the corner of  Highway 28 East and Cottingham Expressway in Pineville is a joint venture between Rapides Regional Medical Center and Premier Health Consultants.
The urgent care center opened on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Rapides After Hours provides walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries.  Conditions treated include ear and eye infections, fever, minor cuts that may need stitches, possible broken bones or simple fractures, minor skin infections, severe sore throat, sprains and strains, vomiting and diarrhea, and work related injuries.  The state of the art facility is equipped with advanced technology including digital X-ray and an electronic medical records system.

“Rapides After Hours is specifically designed to fill a healthcare void in the Central Louisiana community,” said David Williams, Rapides Regional Medical Center chief executive officer. “This is not a primary care office. This center truly specializes in after hours, urgent care medical treatment without appointments or long wait times.

“Our research shows that patients want fast, cost-efficient, quality healthcare,” Williams said. “Rapides After Hours will give our patients the convenience they want along with a name they trust.”