DES MOINES, Iowa Hy-Vee and Dahl’s stores in the Des Moines area are now offering walk-in clinics to their customers, according to the Des Moines Register.
Curaquick Clinics are now open at four Hy-Vee stores in Des Moines, West Des Moines and Ankeny, said Russ Frazier, chief operating officer of the Sioux City-based Curaquick. Curaquick is working with Iowa Health-Des Moines and the Iowa Clinic to provide the in-store services.
“It does seem that on a national level that health care is responding to the consumer-driven society that we’re living in,” Frazier said.
Nurse practitioners staff the Quick Care Clinics, at which patients can be treated for such problems as strep throat and ear and urinary tract infections, which can be diagnosed through observation or simple lab tests.
Patient demand prompted Mercy’s Quick Care Clinics, located in three Dahl’s Foods stores, to expand their weekday hours and add Saturday hours. Beginning this week, the new hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“We’ve always wanted more hours available to patients, and we were waiting until business started up,” said Kent Carr, chief executive officer of Mercy Clinics.