KENNEWICK, WA-- Kadlec will open a new urgent care center Wednesday along Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick.
NBC Right Now on Tuesday got a sneak peek inside the 6,800 square foot building. Kadlec is expanding from their temporary site on Deschutes Avenue. The new facility includes nine exam rooms and an on-site x-ray and lab.
Administrators say they saw a growing need for services in this area.
"We're trying to keep people out of the emergency room unless they absolutely need it in an emergency. This hopefully gets people to more utilize the care at the appropriate time and in the appropriate manner," said Jim Hall, Kadlec spokesperson.
Hall says they hope people will use this urgent care center when they can't get in to see their doctor and don't need to go to the ER.
The center will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.