Accidents and illnesses can happen anytime - even when your regular doctor may not be available. Mercy Convenient Care on S. National in Fort Scott, Kan., is open evenings and weekends, so you can visit for health care treatment when it works best for your schedule, and you don’t need an appointment. Our urgent care clinic provides both “get well” and “stay well” services, such as:
Additional services at this location include:
The best way to prevent the flu is to get an annual flu shot and wash your hands frequently.
Make plans to attend Mercy Convenient Care’s drive-thru and walk-in flu shot clinic on Wednesday, October 17 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1624 S. National Ave., in Fort Scott.
Cost is $25 if self pay or uninsured. Insurance can also bill insurance. In the case of Medicare patients, Medicare will be billed if one year and one day has passed since the last flu shot.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone six months and older should get a flu shot each season, and it is especially important for adults over 50, people in nursing homes or with chronic diseases and those who might transmit flu to any of these "high risk" groups.
The vaccine needs about two weeks to form the antibodies that will protect you from the specific strains through the next flu season, so the sooner you get the shot the longer you are protected.