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NSMC/NSPG Transitioning Lynn Urgent Care; Opening Respiratory Clinic in Response to COVID-19


NSMC Urgent Care, Lynn

Effective Monday, the NSMC Urgent Care Center in Lynn, which has been operating on the Union Hospital Campus since October 2019, will suspend operations so that resources and staff can be redeployed to meet more critical patient needs. In recent weeks, volume in the NSMC Urgent Care Lynn site has been very low, with many patient visits being managed by telephone and video.

Urgent care services will remain available for patients at:

  • NSMC Urgent Care, Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care, 104 Endicott St., Danvers
  • Lynn Community Health Center, 269 Union Street, Lynn
  • Family Doctors Urgent Care, 250 Paradise Road, Swampscott

Other services on the Union Campus including the North Shore Physicians Group medical practice and selected outpatient programs are continuing to operate. Hours and processes have changed, however, so patients should call before coming to the campus for care.

Respiratory Clinic

Opening midweek in the NSMC Urgent Care Lynn space will be a Respiratory Clinic for Partners HealthCare patients with both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 respiratory conditions in need of evaluation. The clinic will provide evaluation and treatment and reserve our Emergency Department in Salem for acute cases.

Patients will be pre-screened and pre-registered by phone and directed to this clinic by appointment only. Staff and physicians will observe strict safety and infection control guidelines for all patients.

North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG) physicians and staff will manage and staff the Respiratory Clinic. NSPG is also continuing to operate a COVID-19 drive-up testing service on the Union Campus. This service has been moved to the South Entrance of the campus and remains available by appointment only.

“These changes will enhance our response to COVID-19 and better meet the needs of our patients, physicians and staff, “ says Steven Kapfhammer, President of North Shore Physicians Group.

NSMC (North Shore Medical Center) is a multi-site health system headquartered in Salem, Mass., which includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center, NSMC Women’s Center and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. #northshoremed