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Providence Community Health Centers Express Clinic

Now with two convenient locations in Providence: 355 Prairie Avenue and 31 Atwood Street in Providence

Sick now? Doctor's office closed? We will see you!

Express TeamPCHC Express Clinic is a convenient alternative when you or a family member are sick and can't get a timely appointment with your regular physician.

Why wait hours in the ER when you could receive an appointment today?  Please call ahead for an appointment so we may provide the best care in a reasonable time. 

We can transfer information about your visit to your primary care doctor. We primarily treat illnesses requiring immediate care, but not serious enough to require an ER visit. Some of the illnesses we treat include coughs, colds, flu, fever, nausea, infections, earaches, lacerations, infections, pink eye, bites, cuts, burns, sprains, sore throats, allergies, and testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

  • You do not need to be a PCHC patient.
  • PCHC Express Clinic can see children as young as newborns; please call for a convenient appointment to have your infant seen.
  • The Express Clinic is staffed with board-certified doctors, nurse practitioners, physician associates, specially trained nurses, and medical assistants.
  • Open 7 days a week for non-emergency care.
  • Open all day Saturday and Sunday and evenings.
  • We accept most insurance plans.
  • Affordable sliding fee if uninsured.
  • Bus or Drive – Free parking available.
  • Calling ahead is preferred.

Locations & Hours 

PCHC Express Prairie, 355 Prairie Avenue, Providence, RI 02905
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (last appointment at 7:15 p.m.)
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(401) 415-9000 - (Please call ahead)

 

PCHC Express Atwood, 31 Atwood Street, Providence, RI 02909
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (last appointment at 7:15 p.m.)
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(401) 415-9000 - (Please call ahead)

Walk-in testing for STDs now available
Worried that you may have a sexually transmitted disease? We offer confidential testing seven days a week at our new PCHC Atwood health center, located at 31 Atwood Street in Providence (behind the Family Dollar store in Olneyville.) Walk-in testing for STDs is available on Mondays-Fridays from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m.- 11 a.m.

Stop by Express Care at PCHC Atwood for walk-in testing or make an appointment for other times and locations. Most testing is covered by your insurance or you can pay out-of-pocket at our reduced rate.

Pruebas sin cita previa para las ETS ya están disponibles.
¿Le preocupa que pueda tener una enfermedad de transmisión sexual (ETS)? Ofrecemos pruebas confidenciales los siete días de la semana en nuestro nuevo centro de salud PCHC Atwood, ubicado en 31 Atwood Street en Providence (detrás de la tienda Family Dollar en Olneyville). Las pruebas sin cita previa para las ETS están disponibles de lunes a viernes de 8 a.m.-11 a.m. y los sábados y domingos de 9 a.m.- 11 a.m.

Pase por Express Care en PCHC Atwood para realizarse la pruebas sin cita previa o programe una cita en otros horarios y centro de PCHC. La mayoría de las pruebas están cubiertas por su seguro médico o puede pagar de su bolsillo a un costo reducido.

We are excited to announce the opening of our newest Express site at 31 Atwood Street in Providence. Please call 401-415-9000 to make an appointment at either of our Express locations.

Medical Staff

Express Care

Providence Community Health Centers Express clinic employs a highly-skilled, compassionate, and culturally diverse workforce of board-certified family practitioners, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician associates.

To make an appointment, please call 401-415-9000 or toll-free at 1-888-612-PCHC.

We look forward to caring for you!

Katherine Williams,<br>Medical Director of<br>Express Care
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Katherine Williams,
Medical Director of
Express Care

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

 

Dr. Kate Williams received her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and her Doctor of Medicine from University of Pennsylvania Medical School. She completed her residency at Brown University Family Practice. Prior to joining PCHC in 2016 as Medical Director of Express, Dr. Williams had many years of experience in urgent care, occupational health, and primary care. Dr. Williams participated in “Shoulder to Shoulder”, a program that works to create and operate sustainable and accessible health, nutrition and education services in Honduras. Dr. Williams is fluent in Spanish. When not working, she enjoys reading, gardening, and hiking.
La Dra. Kate Williams recibió su Licenciatura de la Cornell University y su Doctorado en Medicina de la University of Pennsylvania. Completó su residencia en práctica familiar en la Brown University. Antes de unirse a PCHC en 2016 como Directora Médica de la Clínica Express de PCHC tuvo muchos años de experiencia en atención de urgencias, salud ocupacional y atención primaria. La Dra. Williams participó en un programa en Honduras llamado “Hombro a Hombro”, que trabaja para crear y operar servicios de salud, nutrición y educación que sean sostenibles y accesibles. La Dra. Williams habla español con fluidez. Cuando no trabaja, le gusta leer, jardinería y senderismo.
Cesar Mora Jaramillo,<br>Associate Medical Director of<br>Express Care
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Cesar Mora Jaramillo,
Associate Medical Director of
Express Care

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Dr. Cesar Mora Jaramillo earned his Doctorate of Medicine and Surgery from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador. He completed his Family and Community Medicine Residency at the University of Arizona Medical Center and joined PCHC in 2014. After 5 years of practicing primary care, he transitioned to PCHC's Express. Dr Mora is the Associate Medical Director of Express and has shared important information with the community, including media presentations. He assisted as Director of Content and Clinical Advisor for a non-profit organization that communicates with the vulnerable populations in Ecuador. In addition, he completed a Fellowship in Community Health Policy at George Washington University, serves on the Board Directors of the College of Urgent Care Medicine, Rhode Island Medicaid Clinical Advisory Committee, and joined Brown University as Clinical Assistant Professor. Outside of medicine, he enjoys running long distances, reading, traveling, and hiking with the two "four-legged family members".
Dr. Cesar Mora Jaramillo, recibió su título de Médico Cirujano en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ecuador en Quito, Ecuador. El Dr. Mora completo su residencia en Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria en la Universidad de Arizona y se unió a PCHC en 2014. Después de ejercer como médico de atención primaria por 5 años, actualmente él se encuentra otorgando cuidados médicos en la clínica de Express. El Dr. Mora es el Director Médico Asociado de Express y ha compartido información muy importante en la comunidad, incluyendo presentaciones en los medios sociales. Asistió como Director de Contenido y Asesor Clínico en una organización sin fines de lucro que comparte información con poblaciones vulnerables en Ecuador. Además, el Dr. Mora completo una beca en Política de Salud Comunitaria en la Universidad George Washington, es miembro del comité de asesoría clínica de Medicaid en Rhode Island y es Profesor Clínico en la Universidad de Brown. Fuera de la medicina, le gusta correr largas distancias, leer, viajar y explorar con los dos miembros caninos de la familia.
Erin Dana, FNP
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Erin Dana, FNP

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

 

Erin Dana earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from James Madison University and her Master of Science in Nursing with Family Practice Specialty from Boston College School of Nursing. Prior to joining PCHC in 2018, Erin worked in family medicine practices in Pawtucket and Woonsocket where she provided care to patients of all ages. Erin is fluent in Spanish and a certified medical Spanish interpreter. Erin participated in a Spanish immersion health education program in Guatemala and volunteered for health clinics in Nicaragua. In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time with family and exploring all that Rhode Island has to offer.
Erin Dana obtuvo su Licenciatura en Ciencias de la Salud de la James Madison University y su Maestría en Ciencias en Enfermería con especialidad en Medicina Familiar de la Escuela de Enfermería de Boston College. Antes de unirse a PCHC en 2018, Erin trabajó en prácticas de medicina familiar en Pawtucket y Woonsocket, donde proporcionó atención a pacientes de todas las edades. Erin habla español con fluidez y es intérprete médica certificada de español. Erin participó en un programa de educación sanitaria de inmersión en español en Guatemala y se ofreció como voluntario para clínicas de salud en Nicaragua. En su tiempo libre, Erin disfruta pasar tiempo con su familia y explorar todo lo que Rhode Island tiene para ofrecer.
Nicole Saquet, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
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Nicole Saquet, RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Languages spoken: English

Nicole Saquet received her Bachelor degree in Biology from Bridgewater State College, Registered Nurse certification from University of Massachusetts Worcester and Master degree in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialty from University of Massachusetts Medical School, Graduate School of Nursing. Nicole worked as a nurse practitioner for a family medicine practice in Massachusetts before joining PCHC in 2012. Prior to nursing, Nicole worked in quality control for a laboratory. Nicole speaks some Spanish. When she is not working, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, running, bicycling, and writing.
Nicole Saquet recibió su Licenciatura en Biología de Bridgewater State College, la certificación de Enfermera Registrada de la University of Massachusetts Worcester y su Maestría en Enfermería con una especialidad como Enfermera Familiar de la Facultad de Medicina de la University of Massachusetts, Escuela de Posgrado de Enfermería. Nicole trabajó como enfermera practicante de medicina familiar en Massachusetts antes de unirse a PCHC en 2012. Antes de ser enfermera, Nicole trabajó en el control de calidad de un laboratorio. Nicole habla algo de español. Cuando no está trabajando, Nicole disfruta pasar tiempo con su familia, correr, andar en bicicleta y escribir.
Melissa Mills, PA
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Melissa Mills, PA

Languages spoken: English

Melissa Mills, received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and her Master of Science in Physician Assistant from Seton Hall University. Prior to joining PCHC in 2018, Melissa worked for several years in urgent care facilities throughout Rhode Island including Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island’s Emergency Department. Melissa is happy to be working at PCHC and supporting the community. In her free time, she enjoys staying fit and working out.
Melissa Mills, recibió su Licenciatura en Biología y su Maestría en Ciencias en Asistente Médico de la Seton Hall University. Antes de unirse a PCHC en 2018, Melissa trabajó durante varios años en centros de atención de urgencias en todo Rhode Island, incluido el Departamento de Emergencias del Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Melissa está feliz de trabajar en PCHC y apoyar a la comunidad. En su tiempo libre, le gusta mantenerse en forma y hacer ejercicio.
Nelsy Robles Colon, FNP
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Nelsy Robles Colon, FNP

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Nelsy Robles Colon received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing—Family Nurse Practitioner from Northeastern University in Boston. Prior to joining PCHC’s Nurse Practitioner Residency in 2019, Nelsy worked as an Emergency Department nurse at The Miriam Hospital and other area hospitals. Nelsy has lived in Rhode Island since her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic in the ‘80s. She grew up in Providence and is a former PCHC patient. Nelsy is bilingual and embraces the opportunity to work with the local Hispanic community. In her free time, Nelsy enjoys exploring RI’s culinary cuisine. Nelsy is involved in a fitness program designed to build the mind and body. She is adventurous and hopes to travel to all the continents of the world with her daughter at her side.
Nelsy Robles Colon recibió su Bachillerato en Ciencias en Enfermería y su Maestría en Ciencias en Enfermería - Practicante de Enfermería Familiar de la Northeastern University en Boston. Antes de unirse a la residencia de profesionales de enfermería de PCHC en 2019, Nelsy trabajó como enfermera del departamento de emergencias en The Miriam Hospital y otros hospitales del área. Nelsy ha vivido en Rhode Island desde que su familia emigró de la República Dominicana en los años 80. Ella creció en Providence y es una ex paciente de PCHC. Nelsy es bilingüe y aprovecha la oportunidad de trabajar con la comunidad hispana local. En su tiempo libre, Nelsy disfruta explorando la cocina culinaria de RI. Nelsy participa en un programa de acondicionamiento físico diseñado para desarrollar la mente y el cuerpo. Ella es aventurera y espera viajar a todos los continentes del mundo con su hija a su lado.
Elaine Parker-Williams, DNP, APRN
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Elaine Parker-Williams, DNP, APRN

Languages spoken: English

 

Elaine Parker-Williams, DNP, APRN,, is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner who received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Rhode Island. Elaine received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salve Regina University and a Master of Science in Nursing from University of Rhode Island with a concentration as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She also received a post-Masters certificate from the University of Rhode Island with an area of concentration as a Geriatrics Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Elaine Parker-Williams, DNP, APRN, es una Enfermera Familiar Especializada quien recibió su Doctorado en Enfermeria Especializada de la University of Rhode Island su Licenciatura en Ciencias en Enfermería de la Salve Regina University y una Maestría en Ciencias en Enfermería de la University of Rhode Island con una concentración como una Enfermera Familiar Especializada. También recibió un grado post-Maestría de la University of Rhode con un área de concentración como Enfermera Especializada en Geriatría.
Cathy J. Schoorens, MD
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Cathy J. Schoorens, MD

Languages spoken: English

 

Dr. Schoorens is a doctor of Family Medicine and a graduate of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She completed her residency at the Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Schoorens has three great children and loves to travel in her spare time.
Dr. Schoorens es doctora en Medicina Familiar y graduada de la Universidad de Servicios Uniformados de Ciencias de la Salud. Completó su residencia en el Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base y está certificada por la American Board of Family Medicine. La Dra. Schoorens tiene tres hijos maravillosos y le encanta viajar en su tiempo libre.
Nicole D. Burns, FNP
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Nicole D. Burns, FNP

Languages spoken: English

Nicole D. Burns, FNP, is a nurse practitioner at our Express Care site on Prairie Avenue. Since 2016, she has worked as a family nurse practitioner in both hospital and community based care. Prior to that she worked as a pediatric intensive care nurse for 8 years. Her experience includes urgent care medicine, primary care, women’s health and pediatrics with a personal focus on holistic healthcare practices.
She received both her Masters of Science in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, graduating Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Rhode Island. Nicole is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and the ocean, practicing yoga, hiking, running, as well as spending time with her family and her dog.
Nicole D. Burns en una Enfermera Familiar Especializada en la clínica de PCHC Express localizada en la Prairie Avenue. Desde 2016, Nicole ha trabajado como enfermera de familia en la atención hospitalaria y comunitaria. Trabajó durante 8 años como enfermera de cuidados intensivos pediátricos. Su experiencia incluye medicina de atención de urgencia, atención primaria, salud de la mujer y pediatría con un enfoque personal en las prácticas de atención médica holística.
Nicole recibió su Maestría en Ciencias en Enfermería en el Programa de Enfermeras Especializadas en Medicina Familiar y su Licenciatura en Ciencias en Enfermería, graduándose con alto honor en Summa Cum Laude, de la University of Rhode Island. Nicole está certificada por la Academia Americana de Enfermeras Especializadas. En su tiempo libre, disfruta del aire libre y el océano, practicando yoga, senderismo, corriendo, al igual que pasando tiempo con su familia y su perro.

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