Hudson Physicians to open quick care clinic at County MarketHudson Physicians announced plans to open Hudson Physicians Quick Care, a walk-in health care clinic providing fast, convenient treatment for minor ailments such as colds and sore throats, at a cost much less than a trip to the hospital emergency room.
Hudson Physicians announced plans to open Hudson Physicians Quick Care, a walk-in health care clinic providing fast, convenient treatment for minor ailments such as colds and sore throats, at a cost much less than a trip to the hospital emergency room.
Located within County Market in Hudson, and staffed by providers from Hudson Physicians, Quick Care will open to see patients sometime this summer.
Hudson Physicians Quick Care will be open seven days a week with evening hours and provide flat-fee care for many routine, non-urgent and preventive medical services.
Emphasizing “get well” care for conditions such as allergies, bladder infections, bronchitis, ear and sinus infections, fever and strep throat, it will also offer some limited preventive services such as physical exams, immunizations and flu shots.
No appointments are necessary and most visits will take about 15 minutes. Patients found to have more serious ailments will be referred to doctors at nearby Hudson Physicians clinic. Quick Clinic will accept most insurance carriers, although it is not required, with a set fee or insurance co-pay for most services.
“We are excited to have Hudson Physicians and County Market join to create a one-stop health and wellness destination for our customers,” said County Market manager Dana Glade. “Quick Care will offer convenient and affordable routine health care, especially when our customers’ regular medical clinics are not open or when a trip to the emergency room may be the only alternative.”
Hudson Physicians Quick Care will be staffed by certified physician assistants or advanced nurse practitioners who are supervised by physicians.
“Quick Care providers will follow strict guidelines in the treatment of non-urgent medical services,” said Greg Young, M.D., president of Hudson Physicians. “Providers will be able to write prescriptions and have access to Hudson Physicians for patients who may possibly have a more serious medical condition.
“Our goal with Quick Care is to provide routine medical care at a location and hours that are convenient for patients. It is meant to supplement the doctor-patient relationship, not replace it,” said Young.
“With health insurers and employers moving more health care costs onto the consumer, we think retail health care clinics will become an important source of affordable routine, non-urgent health services,” said Ernie Wallin, operations manager for Hudson Physicians. Convenient care clinics located in retail outlets are quickly spreading to many parts of the country. Currently there are more than 500 in-store clinics in the U.S., and that number is expected to increase into the thousands within the next few years.
Hudson Physicians, a division of Western Wisconsin Medical Associates, is an independently owned clinic staffing over 20 physicians to provide primary and specialty care services. They are located in Hudson on the Hudson Health Campus on Stageline Road.