Labor Day Weekend is a time for boating, camping and shopping in the Ozarks. As the fun kicks off, Mercy Urgent Care – Branson will be on standby for any late-summer mishaps.
“We’re expecting fairly high volumes of patients this weekend,” said Becky Coleman, nurse practitioner. “It’s usually a mix of locals and travelers needing to be seen for knee scrapes, sprained ankles, and lacerations – things that don’t warrant a visit to the emergency room.”
Mercy Urgent Care – Branson will have extra staff on hand Monday, Sept. 1, for the holiday. Patients can walk in without an appointment and get medical attention at a lower cost with a shorter waiting time than an ER.
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“We’ll be busy through early next week, because some people wait until after the holiday,” Coleman added, “but we’ll be here all weekend, striving to get patients in and out quickly so they can get back to celebrating.”
Mercy Urgent Care – Branson offers care for cuts, wounds, abscesses, sprains, strains, fractures, rashes, burns, insect bites, fever, ear pain, strep, cold and flu symptoms, urinary tract infections, and more. It is located at 1065 State Highway 248, and is open seven days a week (including Labor Day) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call (417) 337-5000 for more information.