St. Joe’s to open first Urgent Care in Northwest Berks to serve Strausstown area
The Strausstown area will be getting an Urgent Care and a Family Medicine practice along with other outpatient services when St. Joseph Regional Health Network opens its new 8,000 square foot facility December 10 on the site of the refurbished Strausstown Elementary School.
A public open house of the new facility is set for Sunday, December 8 from 8 am to 1 pm and will coincide with the Strausstown Fire department’s monthly breakfast. The facility is located at 44 East Avenue, Strausstown.
St. Joseph will offer primary care, urgent care, laboratory, radiology, and WorkCare, an employee health service for businesses at the facility.
Family physicians Dr. Tara Sandhu and Dr. David Robel will staff the primary care office and the facility will employ about 17 full and part-time staff. Drs. Sandhu and Robel will have by-appointment office hours from Monday to Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. They are accepting new patients. Primary Care appointments can be made by call 610-488-7080. No appointments are necessary for all other services of the facility.
The facility’s Urgent Care hours differ from the primary care hours and are: Monday to Friday: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm; Saturday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; Sunday & Holidays: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Urgent Care phone number is 610-488-9790.
The community determined the need for a facility following a survey, conducted by Kutztown University and the Berks County Area Agency on Aging, of 5,000 residents in area including Strausstown, from Shartlesville to Bethel, and south to Bernville.
The Strausstown Community Campus is located on Route 183, near I-78 and about 14 miles from St. Joseph’s Bern Township Campus. The non-profit Strausstown Volunteer Fire Company and Community Campus owns the property