A sunny break in the rain last Wednesday, February 26th, made for perfect ribbon cutting weather as Central Coast UrgentCare Medical Group celebrated 30 years of “taking care of the Santa Maria Valley,” and the opening of their new Physical Therapy Facility in the Mission Creek Plaza.

The founders, Dr. Mark Pomerantz and Dr. Thomas Caruso and Physical Therapist, Ed Donahue, aided by Chamber staff and a host of Chamber Ambassadors, cut the ribbon and then invited everyone in for snacks and desserts provided by VTC (Vocational Training Center). Other key staff members in attendance included Colleen Pyle, Chief Administrator and Rosie Garcia, who has been at the front desk at UrgentCare since shortly after the doors opened 30 years ago.

One of the surprise hits of the afternoon were the photos of local scenes and agricultural workers, by photographer Lee-Volker Cox, that grace the walls of the new Physical Therapy facility.

The facility is managed by Physical Therapist, Ed Donahue. In addition, Ed does complimentary, onsite ergonomic analysis for area employers.

The Central Coast UrgentCare Medical Group has two types of services they provide to Santa Maria: Central Coast UrgentCare specializes in non life-threatening, urgent and routine medical needs, as well as women’s and family healthcare. They accept all major insurances and are providers for Covered California, California’s insurance exchange.

The Central Coast IndustrialCare department treats workers compensation injuries and provides a full range of occupational medicine services including employment physicals, drug, alcohol, and TB screening, and respirator fit testing, to name just a few. Both practices offer extended and Saturday hours.

Susan Berban, Client Services Representative, is available at 614-9000, ext. 24 for employer questions.

Main number: (805) 922-0651

Central Coast UrgentCare and Central Coast IndustrialCare are located at 340 East Betteravia Road, in the Ross Center.

The new Physical Therapy facility is in the Mission Creek Plaza, across from K-Mart at 2880 Santa Maria Way, Suite C2.

Contact information and directions can be found at: www.ccurgent.com