State-of-the-art medical care when you need it


Excel Urgent Care of Wantagh

3430 Sunrise Hwy., Wantagh

Phone: (516) 900-1600

Fax: (516) 900-1604

Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to

8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Excel Urgent Care, the premier medical practice when you need prompt, expert medical care, is newly opened in Wantagh. Excel, which also has locations in East Northport, Nesconset and New Hyde Park (also upstate, New Jersey and Connecticut) is rapidly expanding its presence on Long Island. Founded by Dr. Anthony Ruvo, who has practiced emergency medicine for 27 years, the state-of-the-art facilities are staffed by board-certified physicians, physician assistants and clinically experienced support staff.

Each site treats all non-life-threatening conditions —including performing physicals, administering vaccines and tending to acute health conditions. “We see cases that are not emergencies, but urgent in nature and need to be treated the same day, such as an ankle sprain or asthma, for example,” Dr. Ruvo said. “We provide a quick, efficient high quality of care and are a low-cost alternative to the local emergency department.”

Excel Urgent Care celebrated its grand opening in Wantagh on Oct. 30. “We are committed to the community,” Dr. Ruvo said. “We provide compassionate, individualized care in a beautiful, relaxing environment. Instead of waiting hours in your local emergency department, you can be seen by our board-certified physicians, treated and discharged in about 30 to 45 minutes.”

The staff administers vaccines and flu shots, conducts physicals for school and sports and offers occupational medicine services, among the many services provided. For patient convenience, lab equipment and digital x-rays are available onsite and no appointment is ever necessary. The facility, which has five physicians on staff, is open during the day, evenings, weekends, and even on holidays. Most major insurance plans are accepted.

The staff works in partnership with local doctors in the community. “We’re here to keep everyone healthy,” Dr. Ruvo said.

To that end, Excel is offering free flu shots in all of its locations, while supplies last. “We want to be of service to the community and the physicians in the area,” Dr. Ruvo explained.

Additional facilities are being planned, with an office in Rockville Centre to open soon.