Quick Care clinic opens at County Market
Hudson Physicians has opened Quick Care near the pharmacy at County Market, 2310 Crest View Drive.
The clinic is designed to provide non-urgent medical services seven days a week. Treatment is available for conditions like colds, bronchitis, ear and sinus infections, allergies and sore throats among others, and medications can be prescribed.
The clinic staff is headed by physicians assistant Cyndy Bast, who is also a member of the Hudson Physicians Clinic staff.
Quick Care accepts most insurance policies, but services are available to those without insurance as well. Most treatments run between $60-70, and no appointments are necessary.
Bast said the idea is to offer people an alternative to going to the emergency room or urgent care when some non-urgent medical condition comes up.
"When your kid gets sick at 5:30 p.m., where do you go? An ER visit isn't really necessary and is generally more costly. This is a good alternative," said Bast who has worked at similar clinics in the Twin Cities.
Sitting in the examination room, Bast says the clinic is not equipped to take X-rays or administer oxygen but staff can offer things like the rapid strep test, urinalysis and pregnancy tests. They can also treat fevers and the flu. Patients must be 18 months or older to be treated.
Bast said she can also set up appointments at Hudson Physicians Clinic or contact the Hudson Hospital emergency room if patients need to be referred there for treatment.
Bast said anyone experiencing shortness of breath, chest or abdominal pain should either go to the clinic or the emergency room at the hospital because these conditions may warrant more serious and immediate treatment.
In addition to Bast, the clinic is staffed by board-certified physician assistants and nurse practitioners who specialize in the kind of care offered by Quick Care. Dr. George Leyda Jr. supervises the clinic's operation.