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CVMC opens new urgent care center

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The ribbon gets cut on a new urgent care center in central Vermont.

Central Vermont Medical Center opens the doors of CVMC Express Care. It's a medical facility where Vermonters can go when they have urgent but non-life threatening illnesses.

The urgent care center is intended to help patients save money being an alternative to going to the emergency room and getting an expensive hospital bill. Some state officials oppose urgent care centers saying they discriminate among health insurance providers.

"There will be a health care continuity between physician visits, hospital stays and Express Care use. And probably and most importantly, all insurances will be honored and co-pays will be lower than at the ER," said Greg Voorheis.

CVMC Express Care started providing urgent care to patients Thursday. It saw 18 patients its first day.

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