Lake Urgent Care I Lake After Hours
Fast, convenient, urgent care you can trust.
A lot has changed since Lake After Hours opened its first Baton Rouge clinic on Perkins Road in 1999. It was one of the first urgent care clinics in the area and among the first in the country to be affiliated with a respected health system like Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.
Founder and Chief Medical Officer Kevin DiBenedetto, M.D. remembers it well. At the time, Dr. DiBenedetto says, “Too many people who didn’t need emergency medical care were coming to Our Lady of the Lake’s ER. So, the Lake approached me with the idea to open an urgent care clinic.” Dr. DiBenedetto and his founding partner Dr. Graham Tujague worked in the Lake’s emergency room. According to Dr. DiBenedetto, “The goal was simple. These clinics offer the same quality of care a patient would get in the emergency room but in a much faster, less expensive urgent care setting.”
Today there are 23 Our Lady of the Lake affiliated clinics scattered across the Baton Rouge region. So, it’s a good bet there’s a Lake Urgent Care or Lake After Hours clinic nearby whenever you or someone you love is dealing with a minor illness or injury.
CEO Steve Sellars is proud of the trust Lake Urgent Care I Lake After Hours has earned. He says, “Sharing the Lake’s name has a lot to do with it. But it’s more than that. Patients know Lake Urgent Care and Lake After Hours are part of a much larger family of care anchored by Our Lady of the Lake. That means anyone needing follow-up or a higher level of treatment has ‘fast-track’ access to some of the top physicians and specialists in the Greater Baton Rouge area through our affiliation with the Lake.”
Come spring 2023, Lake Urgent Care I Lake After Hours’ connection to OLOL will also give hospital physicians instant access to their patient’s medical history through the “My Chart” app, including their latest urgent care treatment. Coordinated care eliminates the cost and inconvenience associated with the duplication of services like X-Rays. Patients also tend to be happier with the results of their treatment when it’s delivered using a coordinated care approach.
Dr. DiBenedetto adds, “I believe quality outcomes are as important for urgent care patients as in any other setting. That’s why Lake Urgent Care I Lake After Hours is committed to solid physician leadership. Our clinics are staffed with 20 doctors, including me. Several of us have 30 years of urgent care experience. Lake Urgent Care I Lake After Hours also has some of the most experienced Advanced Practice Professionals in the region.”
Lake After Hours was also the first to open an urgent care clinic dedicated to treating children. It’s called Lake After Hours Kids. “Now all our Lake affiliated clinics treat patients as young as three months old. Not all urgent care clinics do that,” according to Dr. DiBenedetto. Lake Urgent Care I Lake After Hours clinics are accredited by the national Urgent Care Association, ensuring the care patients receive meets or exceeds rigorous industry standards.
For hours, services, and locations of our 23 Baton Rouge area Lake Urgent Care I Lake After Hours in and around the Baton Rouge region, go to LakeUrgentCare.com.