It was just weeks ago when Southcoast Health System opened their brand new urgent care center in Fairhaven.   Now, Saint Anne's Hospital has broken ground for their new center just a few miles away.

The Saint Anne's/Hawthorne Medical Associates urgent care center is expected to be open next fall.  It will be located at Riverside Landing off Coggeshall Street in New Bedford, not far from the Market Basket store.

Saint Anne's says the 10,000-square-foot-center will offer walk-in outpatient care for non-life-threatening conditions, and will be open 7 days.   It will have 12 private rooms and an on-site diagnostic laboratory including X-ray, ultrasound, CAT scan and EKG services.