McFarland Clinic and Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today plans to open a new health care service, McFarland Express Care, at the West Ames Hy-Vee, located at 3800 Lincoln Way in Ames. McFarland Clinic health care professionals will staff McFarland Express Care treating patients for common illnesses and providing immunizations and brief work and sports physicals.
Opening November 16, 2015, McFarland Express Care will feature the ability to schedule same-day and next-day appointments online by going to www.McFarlandExpress.com. This assists patients in selecting a convenient time and reducing wait time at the store.
“McFarland Clinic physicians identified in the past year the need to expand quick, consumer-friendly access to quality care,” said Andrew Perry, Chief Executive Officer of McFarland Clinic. “In addition to online scheduling, our providers will have access to the electronic medical records of individuals who are already patients of McFarland Clinic. This enhances the quality of care as the provider has access to personal and family health history. Information from the McFarland Express Care visit is then available for providers during other visits at McFarland Clinic and for patients through our web portal, MyChart.”
McFarland Express Care will be open 7 days a week: Monday–Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals will be able to make appointments online or by phone. Patients 18 months of age and older can be seen at McFarland Express Care. Individuals seeking care do not need to be an existing patient of McFarland Clinic to be seen at McFarland Express Care.
The health care professionals at McFarland Express Care include advanced practice practitioners and physicians in family medicine. Patients of McFarland Clinic can expect medical services provided at McFarland Express Care to be coordinated with their primary care physician. Referrals to other McFarland specialists will be coordinated as needed.
“With today’s busy lifestyles, access to convenient and affordable health care services is more important now than it was ever before,” said Andy McCann, Hy-Vee’s Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Vice Chairman. “Hy-Vee is pleased to be working with McFarland Clinic to offer an easy way for people to seek treatment or learn more about prevention so they can lead healthy lives.”
“Retail clinics, such as McFarland Express Care, are opening up across the country in retail settings, such as supermarkets, and stand-alone locations,” said Perry. “We are excited to expand this service in Ames and future neighboring communities.”
In addition to the opening of McFarland Express Care, McFarland Clinic plans to continue to offer After Hours Care at its clinic sites in Ames and Marshalltown with evening and weekend same-day appointments.
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