Velocity Urgent Care has opened its newest medical center in South Boston, located at 3601 Old Halifax Road, adjacent to Walmart. Participating in a ribbon cutting Thursday evening are (from the left) Leighann Smigielski, director of human resources, Cindy Sullins, nurse practitioner, Chris Lumsden, CEO and President of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, South Boston Mayor Ed Owens, Dr. Greg Biernacki, chief medical officer, South Boston Town Manager Tom Rabb and Brian Landry, director of strategic growth.

Velocity Urgent Care has opened its newest medical center in South Boston, located at 3601 Old Halifax Road, adjacent to Walmart. 

Velocity Urgent Care offers no-appointment, walk-in service for minor illnesses and injuries that require immediate medical treatment but are not medical emergencies. 

Sample conditions treated in urgent care include cold and flu symptoms; cough and congestion; earache and headache; sprains, strains and fractures; and cuts, scrapes, and rashes. 

Velocity Urgent Care is a full-service medical facility that treats all ages and offers on-site X-ray and common lab tests.  Occupational medicine services including drug testing and workplace physicals are also available.  Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and most commercial insurance is accepted, and there is an affordable “no surprises” self-pay option for the uninsured. 

“The response of the South Boston community has been nothing short of welcoming,” said Alan Ayers, chief executive officer. “In the past people have had to drive 30 miles or more to Danville, Lynchburg or North Carolina for urgent care. Not only are we bringing a care option to South Boston, but we are keeping jobs in the community.”   

Patients can just walk-in or reserve their spot online at or just walk in.  

“What differentiates Velocity Urgent Care is our speed and quality,” said Gregory Biernacki, MD, chief medical officer.  “The center offers amenities like complementary Wi-Fi, snacks and beverages, although most patients are in/out in less than 45 minutes.”

The center is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.  Patients who require additional care can be assisted with access to the Sentara Halifax Regional Medical Center, local specialists or referred back to their primary care physician, as requested. 

Velocity Urgent Care is an operator of urgent care centers in Hampton Roads and South Boston. Urgent care centers provide walk-in medical services for illnesses and injuries that cannot wait for a primary care visit but are not severe enough for an emergency room visit.

Common ailments treated at urgent care centers include treatment for flu, cold, strep throat, sinus infections, rashes, dehydration, ear infections, minor concussions, sprains, strains and minor breaks.

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