MU Health Care, Hy-Vee Plan to Open Quick Care Clinics

2 years 11 months 4 weeks ago February 25, 2014 Feb 25, 2014 Tuesday, February 25 2014 Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:33:00 PM CST in News
By: Brent Pearson and Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

COLUMBIA - University of Missouri Health Care and Hy-Vee announced Tuesday plans to open walk-in medical clinics at all three Hy-Vee stores in Columbia.

Construction on the Mizzou Quick Care clinics will begin in mid-March. The clinics located at 25 Conley Road and 405 E. Nifong Blvd. are scheduled to open Aug. 1. The clinic at 3100 W. Broadway is scheduled to open Oct. 1.

"Mizzou Quick Care will provide convenient, affordable, walk-in medical care to anyone in the community age 1 year or older with a common illness such as an ear infection, strep throat or the flu," said Mitch Wasden, Ed.D, chief executive officer and chief operating officer of MU Health Care.

"We have an opportunity and responsibility to our customers to help them meet all their health and wellness goals," said Andy McCann, chief health officer for Hy-Vee. "Partnering with University of Missouri Health Care to offer quick and convenient clinical services in our Columbia stores for minor ailments is just one more way we accomplish that goal."

Susan Pereira, M.D., will be the medical director of the Mizzou Quick Care clinics. Pereira is a family medicine physician at MU Health Care and an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the MU School of Medicine.

The Mizzou Quick Care clinics will be located near the Hy-Vee pharmacies and will be open seven days a week.

"If you or family members are ill, but you don't need to go to the Emergency Room or can't get in to see your regular doctor, Mizzou Quick Care will be a convenient option," said Wasden.

Mizzou Quick Care clinics will serve patients with upper respiratory symptoms, skin rashes and minor injuries. The clinics will also offer employment screening and daycares physicals, pregnancy tests, sports physicals, flu shots and limited adult immunizations.

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