Memorial Physicians is pleased to talk about the opening of a second Healthy Now clinic, located at 3904 Terrace Heights Drive in Yakima. Healthy Now is a convenient care clinic for those times when your doctor is not available and you need care fast, but the emergency room is not the best option. Matthew Kollman of Memorial Physicians appeared on KIT 1280 on May 27, 2014 to talk more about the clinics.
What is a convenient care clinic?
Convenient care clinics are usually open for extended hours, often before and after your doctor’s regular business hours and on weekends. They help reduce employee absenteeism since they offer flexible hours and no appointment is needed. If you have a non-urgent medical condition, a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant might be able to quickly provide the care you need, including prescriptions.
Memorial Physicians now has two Healthy Now convenient care clinics?
That’s right. Memorial Physicians opened the first Healthy Now clinic in December at 3909 Creekside Loop in Yakima, and it’s definitely meeting a need in the community. We’ve averaged 29 patients per day since it opened.
We also expect the second clinic in Terrace Heights to serve a very real need for health care services in that neighborhood in Yakima, and we’re excited to offer that care.
Are other clinics planned?
We plan to open a third clinic in West Valley – on 72nd Avenue near Rosauers – later this summer to meet demand for services there.
Will all three clinics offer the same services?
Yes. We will treat a variety of illnesses and injuries that might not be serious enough for a trip to the emergency room.
• Colds • Ear Aches • Sore Throats
• Minor Burns • Sprains and Strains • Flu
• Routine physicals for camp, school or employment
What can I expect?
At Healthy Now you and your family will be seen quickly and professionally by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. These trusted health care professionals are licensed and credentialed to practice medicine, and they are on site to follow through on your care, from symptom to prescription.
Because these are walk-in clinics, we are unable to predict exact wait times, but the average office visit for minor illnesses is 20 minutes. Keep in mind, we are likely to be busiest before and after the average work/school day (8–10 a.m. and 5–7:30 p.m.). Like other health care settings, you may also experience longer wait times in the fall and winter months.
Healthy Now accepts most insurance plans and Medicare. We also accept cash, credit cards, and debit cards.
What is your location and hours?
Hours are Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are available online at healthynowclinic.com.
Or call 574-6095 for the Creekside location, or 574-6090 for the Terrace Heights location.