New Express Care in West Ashley opens Monday

Roper St. Francis Healthcare held a sneak peek for physicians and media Thursday of the new Express Care that opens Monday in the bustling West Ashley Circle shopping center.

This will be the first Express Care dedicated to serving West Ashley residents. The four other Express Cares are on James Island, in North Charleston and two are in Summerville.

Express Cares serve as a “front door” to our healthcare system and have been an invaluable resource  for patients during COVID-19, said Dr. John Rowe.

“They really helped the community whether it was flipping on virtual care quickly or doing curbside parking lot evaluations or inventing and reinventing how we test for the virus now,” said Rowe, medical director of our Integrated Practice Network for primary care.

Dr. John Rowe, medical director of our IPN for primary care, and Michelle Mejia, manager of operations for primary care

Roper St. Francis Express Cares offer patients affordable health care services without an appointment for most non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses, such as cold or flu symptoms, sore throat, sinus infection, earaches, upset stomachs, diarrhea or vomiting, sprains and cuts or scrapes. Patients don’t need an appointment and can access on-site lab and X-ray services.

West Ashley is expected to continue to see additional homes and business in the next 10-15 years as the metropolitan area grows to as many as 1 million residents. The area around West Ashley Circle Center, in particular, with a Walmart and Harris Teeter nearby is booming with traffic and growth.

The West Ashley Roper St. Francis Express Care will be open every day starting Monday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


  1. Would love to see a Roper St Francis Express Care in the Moncks Corner area!!

  2. So excited to have an Express Care just around the corner from me. Can’t beat the service and care for non emergent visits.

  3. Should look into putting one right in front of Foxbank on Hwy 52. there is plenty of land available.

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