Joplin-area residents needing care during weekends for minor health conditions have a new walk-in option at Mercy Convenient Care – 50th Street.
The Mercy clinic at 202 E. 50th St. is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays for care without an appointment. This is in addition to open hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“Patients now have access to walk-in convenient care seven days a week at our 50th Street Clinic,” said Dr. Tracy Godfrey, president of Mercy Clinic Southwest Missouri/Kansas. “Convenient care is an alternative to emergency care for illnesses and injuries that are not life threatening.”
Instead of going to the emergency department as the only option after hours, patients can visit one of five Mercy clinics in the area for minor injuries and conditions like coughs, flu, sore throats and earaches.
“In most cases, insurance co-pays are along the lines of a regular doctor’s appointment and much less than the emergency department,” Dr. Godfrey said. “Of course, Mercy Hospital Joplin next door always is available for emergency care.”
Convenient care medical staff at 50th Street includes family nurse practitioners Donna Schultz, Amy Buckner and Amanda Lumpkins and physician assistant Desiree Stuart. Mercy Convenient Care – 50th Street can be reached at 417-556-5800.
• Mercy Convenient Care – Joplin, 1717 S. Range Line Road, open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
• Mercy Convenient Care – Stone’s Corner, 6151 N. Main St., Webb City, open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends
• Mercy Clinic After Hours Care, 3125 Dr. Russell Smith Way, Carthage, 5 to 10 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends
• Via Christi Mercy Convenient Care, 2711 S. Rouse St., Suite E., Pittsburg, open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends.