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Urgent Care Center in Brooklyn Open 24/7

Empty waiting room
Hey guys!

Once again I am writing about the amazing facility at the old Victory Memorial Hospital in Bay Ridge that is now SUNY Downstate.

I developed what I believed to be the flu on Friday night. I tried to rest (didn’t happen with my 4 year old and 8 month old) but kept getting worse. By Sunday morning I had had it and went off to the urgent care center, where I knew there wouldn’t be any wait. Turned out to be strep and it is Monday and I am now feeling better after my antibiotic.

I feel the need to plug this place again because the nurses told me how SUNY Downstate will probably be doing away with the overnight hours because nobody knows about the facility and it is always empty. I am trying to get the word out because having a place other than the emergency room to take a sick child in the middle of the night is an invaluable resource.

The 24/7 facility is staffed by one doctor, two nurses and a nurse technician and has 17 acute-area beds, an isolation room, a gynecological room, an orthopedic room, a designated asthma area, a designated area for patients saying they are acute, and a fast track stitch-them-up area.

Patients of all ages are accepted, as are most insurance plans, and free flu shots are available.

699 92nd Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11228

Fantastic Urgent Care Facility in Brooklyn

docs and nursesWhat do you do when you baby gets sick on a Sunday at 8PM? This was exactly the predicament I found myself in last week. My 3 year old, all of a sudden started pulling on his ear, telling us he was in pain, and the thermometer read 102.

I searched Google looking for a walk-in urgent care center, but couldn’t find anything open so late at night. I called our pediatrician, who said to just give him Motrin and bring him in the next day. I was going to do just that until my Aunt who used to be the head ER nurse¬†at Victory Memorial clued me in to one of Brooklyn’s greatest secrets.

The old Victory Memorial Hospital, which has been shut down, on 92nd Street and 7th Avenue in Bay Ridge, now has a 24/7 Urgent Care Center run by SUNY Downstate, in what used to be Victory’s ER, for non-life-threatening cases.

We pulled right up to the Center, got a legal spot right in front, talk about VIP :) and proceeded to follow the signs to the 3rd floor. We were so…. elated when we got there, and saw we were the only patients in the place, and there was a full medical staff waiting to help us with smiles and kindness.

A wonderful nurse evaluated our little boy. She asked him questions, took his temperature and weighed him. Then a lovely young doctor checked his ears and throat, and within  30 minutes we were back in the car going to fill his prescription.

BTW….This cost us nothing. They didn’t even take our co-pay.

Here is the address and phone number

SUNY Downstate
699 92nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11228
(718) 567-1400