Area Leaders Gather to Celebrate Doctors Express Bridgeport Opening

March 25, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
March 25, 2014 - Mayor Bill Finch, other Bridgeport dignitaries, local celebrities, and businessmen and women gathered to celebrate and support the opening of Doctors Express Bridgeport, the new state-of-the-art urgent care center that recently opened in the Bayview Plaza in Bridgeport.

"Our city has some of the finest healthcare facilities in the region. The opening of Doctors Express will help lessen the burden on Bridgeport Hospital and St.Vincent's Medical Center's emergency rooms. Thank you to Dr. Heffer and his team for opening their doors in Bridgeport, bringing jobs and convenient, affordable healthcare options to our City," Mayor Finch said.

The new Doctors Express Urgent Care, located at 161 Boston Ave. is one of the nation's top urgent care centers. As part of the Grand Opening celebration, attendees had an opportunity to tour the facility and see all of the features that Doctors Express offers. The new office has seven different exam rooms, a procedure center, and operates its own on-site laboratory, pharmacy and x-ray equipment. This enables doctors to diagnose and treat illnesses, dispense medication, set broken bones, and tend to thousands of other patient care needs, all under one roof. In addition to urgent care, Doctors Express Bridgeport's additional services include pre-employment exams, drug screening, pre-surgical, sports and school physicals. A comprehensive video of the Grand Open gala is available on YouTube.

Doctors Express Bridgeport is led by emergency room veteran physician, Dr. Steven Heffer.

"Doctors Express can greatly decrease the wait time for patients and meet their most immediate medical needs," said Heffer. "No appointments are necessary and we have greatly expanded hours to accommodate almost anyone's schedule. We strive to make sure that our patients are evaluated and treated quickly and effectively. The Doctors Express goal is to have all patients treated in 30 60 minutes."

The new Bridgeport office in the Bayview Plaza (landmarked as part of the Bridgeport Post Office plaza, and behind Burger King on Boston Ave.) is conveniently located to CT Routes 8 and 25, and a few minutes from I-95.

The facility is the first Doctors Express Urgent Care Center in Bridgeport and joins a group of more than 140 locations in 26 states across the country that treats more than 1 million patients annually.

About AFC/ Doctors Express Urgent Care:
AFC/Doctors Express provides state-of-the-art treatment for acute illness, trauma (including minor surgical procedures) and has on-site laboratory and digital x-ray service as well as medication dispensing. Pre-employment physicals, drug screening and treatment of work related injuries are also available to local employers. Doctors Express offers on-site labs, x-rays, prescriptions, and Board certified physicians on staff every day offering all the tools needed to provide top-notch service to the community.

Doctors Express Urgent Care will be open 7 days a week, no appointments necessary, Monday Friday from 8am-8pm, and 8am-5pm on weekends. Doctors Express Urgent Care accepts most health insurance plans, including state and federal health programs. There will be special rates for those who choose to pay by credit card or cash and affordable visits for the uninsured and underinsured. Doctors Express will have a Spanish speaking staff member on duty at all times and the website has translation capabilities to the top 12 languages spoken in CT including Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, German, Italian, French, Vietnamese and French.

For more information, please visit the company website and to interact with the company, join its social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. To contact Doctors Express, patients can simply walk-in to the facility at 161 Boston Avenue; call 203-333-4400; or e-mail

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