Washington, Mo. – Mercy is responding to patients who have requested a simpler, less expensive option in a walk-in clinic in Washington.
Starting Sept. 1, Mercy’s dual Urgent Care/Convenient Care clinic at Mercy Medical Building South is converting to all Convenient Care. They will have access to the same services they are accustomed to, flexible hours, walk-in convenience and lower costs.
"We have heard our patients clearly request a less expensive option for their heath care needs and have responded with this change," said David Chalk, MD, president of Mercy Clinic. "By offering a Convenient Care clinic, patients’ co-payments equal that of an office visit with their primary care physicians.”
The facility will remain staffed by physicians and nurse practitioners who work in collaboration with other Mercy physicians and services. Patients receive care for a variety of medical conditions.
Mercy offers an Urgent Care clinic at 20 Legends Parkway in Eureka. Both the Convenient Care in Washington and the Urgent Care in Eureka offer fast, non-emergent care for simple cuts, puncture wounds, minor burns and broken bones, animal and insect bites, sprains, stitches, flu, strep, mono, and other common health concerns. X-rays are available. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Both sites are closed on major holidays.
For life-threatening injuries and illnesses, people should call 911 and go to the nearest emergency department. Symptoms of serious health issues include: