McPherson Hospital announces that its urgent care clinic will open officially on Monday, February 2 at 5:00 p.m.
The clinic located at 823 North Main will be open “after hours” on Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
The clinic will be staffed with 5 health providers and a physician medical director. Clinic organizer and manager Jennifer Alexander, APRN-C, will assist in the day-to-day operations. Patient care will be provided by Melisa Cooper, P.A., Erica Selzer, P.A., Brooke Kanitz, APRN-C, Lacey Kliewer, APRN-C, and Autumn Wilgers, APRN-C. Medical director will be Delane Vaughn, M.D., who is also a hospitalist at the main hospital facility.
The Urgent Care Clinic is considered an outpatient facility of McPherson Hospital so all insurance accepted by the hospital will be accepted by the clinic as well as cash, checks, credit or debit cards, and Medicare or Medicaid.
The clinic will see patients of any age 12 months and older on a walk-in basis. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Staff will be able to diagnose and treat a variety of minor and common illnesses such as bronchitis, flu, cold, sinus infection, minor burns and cuts, ear ache, pink eye, throat conditions and more. All of this is with the full support and resources of McPherson Hospital.
Prescriptions will be written from this facility with the exception of narcotics. More serious emergent cases such as chest pains, open fractures, shortness of breath or severe injuries will be referred to the hospital’s emergency department.