Prior to the opening of Christiana Hospital in 1985, Newark and the surrounding area had no close access to a hospital and particularly, emergency care. Recognizing this important void in health care for the community, a group of community leaders and concerned citizens banded together in 1973 to establish the Newark Emergency Center (NEC), the first 24/7 free-standing emergency medical facility not only in DE but first in the United States. Those involved with creating this unique facility felt strongly that NEC should be independent of any hospital affiliation both physically and financially. In addition since the facility was built for the benefit of the general public, NEC should maintain a not-for-profit status. A distinction that remains in effect today.
In April 2015 the NEC Board of Trustees, recognizing the rapid evolution in emergency medical care decided a change in the title of our facility to Newark 24/7 Urgent Care Center was appropriate to reflect the scope of services primarily provided, Urgent Care Medicine.
Newark 24/7 Urgent Care Center is proud to be the first facility in Delaware allowed to use the designation “Urgent Care”. Today, NUC continues its tradition of community service by being available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long. In addition to maintaining our unique not-for-profit status NEC continues to be staffed by highly skilled medical professionals.
Our physicians continue to be certified in advanced life support and are board certified in various specialties, family medicine, general surgery and emergency medicine. Our registered nurses are certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).
Like the more than 650,000 patients who have used our facility, today’s patients will find friendly, compassionate care in a casual setting and receive care in a short period of time. Whether you have a sore throat or something more serious NUC is available for your medical needs when you need us on your schedule.
Please remember that if you are experiencing severe, possibly life-threatening symptoms, you should call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.