SHORT GAP – UPMC Western Maryland has announced it will reopen Hunt Club Urgent Care on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020.


"I am thrilled that UPMC Western Maryland will be able to resume urgent care services in Mineral County," said Barry Ronan, UPMC Western Maryland president.


"Many of our patients from Short Gap, Ridgeley and Fort Ashby had transitioned their care to UPMC Western Maryland’s Advanced Medical Care in South Cumberland, however, we have heard constantly from many of our patients asking about the reopening of Hunt Club.


"I am pleased that we will be able to again meet their urgent care needs a little closer to home."


Western Maryland Health System (now UPMC Western Maryland) had successfully operated the Hunt Club Urgent Care for 28 years, but was forced to close the facility in late January 2020 while it pursued a Certificate Of Need required by the state of West Virginia.


The Certificate of Need was granted in late April, but because of COVID-19 there had been a decline in urgent care visits. Since early July, urgent care volumes have picked up to the point that Hunt Club will reopen as UPMC Urgent Care.