After Hours Care is not a walk-in clinic, it is an after hours clinic that is by appointment only. This is to ensure that each patient receives the best quality care in a very efficient and quick manner.
After Hours Care
We value your time! By scheduling an appointment you:
- have a better expectation of when you will be seen, rather than waiting or wondering
- are evaluated and on your way quickly, very often within 15 or 20 minutes
- have less exposure to other peoples’ illnesses in the waiting room
If you are experiencing symptoms that meet our criteria, please give call us: in Ames at 515-956-4044 or in Marshalltown at 641-844-5200 to schedule a same day appointment. Our reception staff are not medically trained or licensed, so there may be times when we need you to speak with our First Nurse help line to get more information regarding your symptoms before we are able to schedule an appointment.
After Hours Care is billed like a regular office visit to your normal family doctor. If you have a co-payment with your insurance that is all you will have to pay at your appointment. After Hours Care does accept cash, check and all major credit cards.
With After Hours Care, we have appointments scheduled at specific times so you will not be waiting for long periods of time, we strive to get you the care you need quickly.
You will need to bring your insurance card, a photo ID and a list of medications you are currently taking. When you call to schedule an appointment you will be asked to arrive 15 minutes early to your appointment so you can fill out the necessary paperwork.
After your appointment you are free to go -there is no need to check-out as we do not regularly have follow-up appointments. If a follow-up appointment is required, you will be asked to make an appointment the next business day with your primary care provider.
McFarland Clinic now uses e-Scripts, and the majority of prescriptions can be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice. Most of the pharmacies will have received your “e-prescription” before you leave our office.