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To help combat a bad tick “season”, PhysicianOne Urgent Care is giving away complimentary tick removers in Massachusetts and Westchester County, New York, May 10 through May 13. 
WESTWOOD, MA., MAY 9, 2018 — It only takes 48-hours of above-freezing temperatures for ticks to become active. And, this tick “season”, PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping residents in Massachusetts and Westchester County, NY combat the potentially dangerous pests.
This Thursday through Sunday – May 10 through May 13 – PhysicianOne Urgent Care locations in Massachusetts (Chestnut Hill, Medford, Waltham, and Westwood) and Westchester County, New York (Mohegan Lake and Baldwin Place) are handing out free Original Tick Keyâ tick removers, while supplies last.
Ticks can carry a range of diseases, including Lyme disease, that are harmful to humans. So, it’s important to check yourself and your family (including any pets) for ticks after any time spent outdoors and to remove any ticks, as soon as possible.
“With the slight rise in temperature after a long winter, we all want to be outdoors. Whether you’re hiking, doing yard work, or spending any time at all in grassy or wooded areas, be sure to check yourself for ticks,” says Dr. Jeannie Kenkare, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of PhysicianOne Urgent Care.
You can reduce your risk of being bitten by a tick and being exposed to a tick-borne illness by using insect repellent and wearing long sleeves and long pants tucked into socks when walking through wooded areas. If you are bitten by a tick, removing the tick within 24-hours will greatly reduce your risk of getting Lyme disease. Therefore, performing daily tick checks is important so a tick can be removed before it transmits Lyme disease.
If you suspect you’ve been bitten by a tick, visit your nearest PhysicianOne Urgent Care for evaluation and treatment, as soon as possible. PhysicianOne Urgent Care also removes ticks.
PhysicianOne Urgent Care has hours that extend beyond the normal primary care provider hours, and has locations across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. Walk in or check-in online to any PhysicianOne Urgent Care location, seven days per week.
 
About PhysicianOne Urgent Care
PhysicianOne Urgent Care provides quality, easily-accessible, walk-in medical care for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. All 17 locations throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York are open 365 days per year; 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., weekdays, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekends and holidays. Experienced providers are on-site at all times. X-ray and lab services are available on-site. Insurance is accepted; self-pay options are also available. Parking is available at all locations.
Founded in 2008, PhysicianOne Urgent Care was the first in the market to be accredited and certified by the Urgent Care Association of America. In Connecticut and New York, PhysicianOne Urgent Care is proud to be an Affiliate of Yale New Haven Health.
For more information, including a list of services, locations, insurances accepted, career opportunities, to view wait times, and more, please visit www.PhysicianOneUrgentCare.com.

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