MOUNT VERNON – After just two years on Wooster Road, Family Urgent Care is planning to move its Mount Vernon location.
The central Ohio-based company is in the process of moving from 503 Wooster Rd. (near the fairgrounds) to the Mount Vernon Shopping Plaza at 855 Coshocton Ave., according to CEO Dr. Syed Naqvi.
Family Urgent Care will occupy the vacant storefront next to Gault’s Plaza Cleaners & Laundromat, on the west side of the shopping center. Demolition crews are currently preparing the space for the move, and Family Urgent Care has already moved its sign to the new location.
Naqvi plans to complete the transition in one weekend. Family Urgent Care will close its Wooster Road location officially on Friday, June 19, then move all of its equipment into the new space. The Coshocton Avenue location will open Monday, June 22.
“It will be easy,” Naqvi predicted.
Naqvi said the clinic has limited exposure at its current location, and that by moving to one of Mount Vernon’s busiest shopping centers (anchored by stores like Kroger and Chipotle), the company hopes to gain new clients.
“I think the community will make use of it,” Naqvi said, “because the other location isn’t very busy.”
The move will also put Family Urgent Care in better position to compete with Knox Community Hospital’s Urgent Care facility, which is also on Coshocton Avenue.
Family Urgent Care offers a wide array of services – everything from minor procedures and pre-employment health screenings to medical tests. The clinic’s staff is prepared to treat patients with common illnesses and injuries, and can also conduct various physical tests and lab screenings. The Mount Vernon clinic is equipped with an EKG machine, which can check for signs of heart disease.
“We can see almost everything,” Naqvi said during the company’s Mount Vernon ribbon cutting ceremony in May 2018.
Family Urgent Care began in Chillicothe and has since expanded to six locations, including Heath, Circleville, Bellefontaine, Columbus and Mount Vernon. Naqvi practices at all six clinics, according to the company’s website. His Mount Vernon office employs five people, he said.
With the addition of Family Urgent Care, the Mount Vernon Shopping Plaza will have just two vacant storefronts – the former Goodwill location (next door to Family Urgent Care) and the former Mindy's Ohio Mattress location (neighboring Kroger to the east).
The shopping center currently contains 15 businesses and a gas station.