Hospital To Open Urgent Care Clinic
KSAL Staff - September 24, 2015 11:47 am
photo courtesy Salina Regional Health Center
Salina Regional Health Center plans to open a new urgent care clinic.
According to the hospital, Salina Regional Urgent Care Clinic, at 2265 S. 9th Street, will open in early 2016.
Renovations are currently underway at the 8,000 square foot facility, which was formerly David’s Bridal near Central Mall. Salina Regional Urgent Care Clinic will be open daily and include onsite lab and x-ray services with onsite physician oversight.
StatCare, the hospital’s other urgent care clinic, will continue its services and hours of operation at 1001 S. Ohio, Salina.
“Improving access to quality health care is part of our mission as a community hospital,” said Micheal Terry, president and chief executive officer at Salina Regional Health Center. “This new clinic will provide care in a convenient location, and if necessary, give patients a link to our physician specialists.”
Growth in the numbers of urgent care clinics across the nation is a result of consumer demand for immediate access to medical care. In addition to treating minor illnesses and injuries, busy families often access these clinics as an affordable, walk-in, option for sports physicals and routine vaccinations with no appointment needed.
Salina Regional Urgent Care Clinic also will be electronically integrated with the hospital’s family practice medical providers, so doctors at COMCARE will have easy access to records from visits at the urgent care clinic.
Additional access to urgent care also promises to alleviate unnecessary visits to the hospital’s emergency department.
“The hospital’s emergency department is the most expensive place to receive treatment,” said Joel Phelps, chief operating officer at Salina Regional. “This urgent care clinic is a better place for minor emergencies and after-hours care, as well as routine matters such as flu shots.”