Beebe’s announcement a win for all of us

Walk-in care just got a lot more user-friendly.

Beebe Healthcare announced earlier this week that their Walk-In Care facility in Millville will remain open year-round.For any of us in this community who have had a medical situation pop up in the past, and have had to drive to one of the regional hospitals, this is welcomed news.

“The population continues to grow in Sussex County, especially in the South Coastal region,” said Douglas B. Allen, DO, medical director for Beebe Walk-In Care locations. “This has created a year-round demand for medical care. Walk-In Care is an excellent option for people who may not have a primary-care physician because they are new residents, for those who are visiting our area and for those who need to be seen right away, but whose physician’s office has closed for the day.”

We can argue the point that the people who live here have always needed that care, regardless of the population numbers, but the increase in full-time residents obviously makes it worthwhile for Beebe to maintain and operate the facility year-round, so this is simply a good thing for all of us. The Georgetown and Millsboro clinics will have the same hours, providing all of us with a little more exposure to medical care.

The hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, with extended hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day.