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Urgent Care of Mountain View Ribbon Cutting

NEWTON, N.C. (Oct. 30, 2017)—Newton welcomed Urgent Care of Mountain View to the city during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 27.
Urgent Care of Mountain View ribbon cutting
Urgent Care of Mountain View is now open and is located at 1366 South N.C. 16 Business, in the Food Lion shopping plaza at the intersection of N.C. 16 and N.C. 10.

The facility offers urgent care services seven days a week to residents of Newton, southeastern Catawba County, and surrounding counties. The staff prides itself on being compassionate, courteous, and friendly while offering care that is fast, convenient, and inexpensive.

Owner Brian Bechtol, PA-C, said the facility functions like an emergency room for non-critical injuries and illnesses. They also augment the family doctors in the area and bridge the gap for patients who do not have a family doctor. The facility offers treatment for lacerations, fractures, sprains, abscesses, and a wide variety of injuries and illnesses. Full lab services are available, and patients have the benefit of full digital X-ray services. The facility also specializes in occupational medical services including drug screenings, DOT physicals, and sports physicals.

“We bridge the gap to family practice,” Bechtol said. “We are here to support our patients and area physicians; we’re not here to steal any patients. I think we’re equipped to serve our community well.”

Bechtol, who also operates Urgent Care of Mountain View facilities in Hickory, Taylorsville, and Morganton, said he was pleased to be opening Newton’s first urgent care.

“When we started looking at the location, it was amazing to see how much was over here and how central this area is to so many communities,” Bechtol said.

Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman said she was delighted to welcome Urgent Care of Mountain View to the city.

“Bringing an urgent care facility to Newton has been a goal of Newton City Council and city staff for some time,” Stedman said. “We’re here today to thank you for your investment in our city and offer you any assistance we can provide.”

The building that houses Urgent Care of Mountain View was constructed in 1987 and had been vacant for two years. Urgent Care of Mountain View’s investment was supplemented by a grant from the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority’s Building Reuse Program, which provides grants to local governments in order to renovate vacant buildings; to renovate and/or expand buildings occupied by existing North Carolina companies; and to renovate, expand, or construct health care facilities that lead to the creation of new jobs in certain areas of the state. Urgent Care of Mountain View is creating at least seven new jobs.

Bechtol thanked his staff, the city of Newton, and the Western Piedmont Council of Governments for their assistance with getting the new facility in operation.

Photos from the ribbon cutting are available on the city of Newton’s Facebook page.

Urgent Care of Mounatin View is open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, contact Urgent Care of Mountain View at 828-330-2103 or visit www.urgentcareofmountainview.com.