Local husband and wife Mathew and Stephanie Trowbridge, MD, will open their first Range Urgent Care facility on Merrimon Avenue in November. Like most urgent care centers, this one will provide extended hours of care for walk-up patients with non-life-threatening conditions. Services will include routine procedures like setting broken bones, treating common colds, providing physicals, and administering flu shots. A 3,300-sq-ft facility, Range will have four exam rooms and one procedure room, with on-site radiology and laboratory space. It will be open from 8AM-8PM Monday through Friday and from 10AM-4PM Saturday and Sunday. In addition, professionals will be accessible through a secure video platform for home access. With their clinic, the Trowbridges are joining a growing trend of providing access to affordable, quality healthcare outside emergency rooms and doctors’ offices. Distinguishing Range from other urgent care centers are some of its policies. For example, the Trowbridges promise to be an opioid-free safe space with transparent pricing. Stephanie is an emergency room physician. She earned her medical degree from the University of South Carolina, served her residency at Duke University, and completed a fellowship in emergency medical services at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.