— Genesys Regional Medical Center recently announced it will close two emergency deparments Nov. 1, and open two new urgent care centers. The two emergency centers to be closed are the he Genesys West Flint Campus, 3921 Beecher Rd. in Flint, and the Genesys East Flint Campus, 1460 Center Rd. in Burton.
According to a news release from Genesys, the decision to close the two emergency centers was attributed to a steady decline in patient volumes at the two campuses. The same assessment showed a decline in the majority of patients who utilized the two centers for more urgent care situations than emergency situations.
In response to the assessment, Genesys opted for the urgent care centers, one of which will remain at the Genesys East Flint Campus. The other will be in an undetermined location in downtown Flint as part of the city’s revitalization initiatives.
The East Flint Campus urgent care center is slated to open Nov. 1 and will be open noon-8 p.m. seven days a week. The downtown Flint center does not yet have an opening date and official hours of operation.