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New Choice for Quick, Convenient Care in Albany

Starting Monday, Sept. 10, it will be even easier to make a same-day health care appointment in Albany, with the new SamCare Express opening in the Heritage Plaza across from the Heritage Mall. 

Located conveniently near Safeway, pharmacies and public transportation, SamCare Express – Albany will offer quick, same-day appointments for health care needs such as colds and flu, sore throats, sinus infections, earache and other minor illnesses and injuries. SamCare Express – Albany will be open seven days a week – weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Unlike urgent care, which offers services such as X-ray and suturing for cuts, SamCare Express is intended to provide quick care for less severe health problems. 

“We are excited to bring SamCare Express to Albany,” said Amie Bodi, director of operations for urgent care and occupational medicine for Samaritan Health Services. “We opened the first SamCare Express in Corvallis last year, and the response from the community was very positive. People seem to really appreciate the ability to schedule online and fit their appointment into their busy day.”

Appointments can be made by calling the clinic or scheduling online up to 24 hours in advance. Walk-ins will be scheduled for the next available opening.

The clinic is located at 1970 14th Ave. SE, Suite 130.  Learn more about SamCare Express and all of Samaritan’s options for quick, convenient care at

Compare the different types of care available at: SamCare Express, Urgent Care, an online E-Visit or going to the Emergency Department.