CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The MedExpress urgent care center in Chicopee has closed its doors permanently.
In a statement sent to 22News a spokesperson for MedExpress said they decided to close the Chicopee location after reviewing their “urgent care footprint.” The center provided a critical service for those in need of medical attention, and its closure means that the nearest urgent care is now located several miles away.
This most recent closure has left many residents concerned about where they can get medical attention. Especially after Shields Health and Baystate Health closed their urgent care service at centers in Feeding Hills, Longmeadow, and Westfield back in March.
“They’re waiting forever already to just get in and with one less spot, it’s really going to hurt everybody,” said Joshua Cruz of Chicopee. “I have to travel farther and then we are all traveling and it just takes a lot longer to get some help.”
There are three other MedExpress locations in western Massachusetts, Springfield, Westfield, and Hadley.
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