The Health Trust Physicians Clinic (HTPC), a part of Madison County Health Care System, is extending hours to create an Urgent Care clinic. Beginning Monday, July 17, the clinic, located at 300 W. Hutchings St. will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. – noon on Saturdays.
Marcia Hendricks, BSN, MHCA, FACHE, and CEO of Madison County Health Care System said, “We have been investigating how we might better meet the needs of area residents and we feel the addition of an Urgent Care Clinic will be a positive step in making it easier for local residents to receive care.” She said the recent addition of staff members, Patrick Hendrickson, PA-C and Liz Hensley, ARNP-FNP, and the support of the existing providers made it possible to add the program.
To better explain what the purpose is of the clinic is to provide the patient with the opportunity to be seen without an appointment. Appropriate types of illness or injury might be:
- simple laceration,
- suture removal,
- sprains and strains,
- ear pain/infection,
- sinus pain/infection,
- urinary tract infection,
- cough, cold,
- sore throat,
- animal bites or stings,
- rash or skin irritations,
- minor burns,
- simple bone fractures,
- nausea, vomiting, stomach virus, abdominal pain,
If your illness is found to be complex you may be transferred to the Emergency Department.
If you are suffering from one of these injuries or illnesses you should go to the Emergency Department:
- chest pain,
- difficulty breathing,
- fainting or loss of consciousness,
- severe bleeding,
- severe head, neck or back trauma,
- severe bone fracture.
The clinic will be housed within the Health Trust Physicians Clinic, which is adjacent to the hospital at 300 W. Hutchings St. Entrance is from the door adjacent to the Emergency department entrance on the North side of the hospital. Upon entering it will first be determined if the possibility exists to see your existing provider. If your provider happens to have an appointment available later in the day you will be given the option to take that appointment. If you decline, you will be seen by the first available provider. It is also important to note that you may be seen according to the severity of your illness or injury.
Hendricks said, “We hope that the extended hours will allow local residents the opportunity to receive their care here, rather than having to go to Des Moines to seek care. “
If you have questions, please call the clinic at (515) 462-2950.