COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri Health Care and grocer Hy-Vee have announced plans to open walk-in medical clinics at all three Hy-Vee stores in Columbia, Mo. Construction of the Mizzou Quick Care clinics will begin in mid-March.
The clinics at 25 Conley Road and 405 E. Nifong Blvd. are slated to open by Aug. 1, and the clinic at 3100 W. Broadway is slated for completion by Oct.1.
"Mizzou Quick Care will provide convenient, affordable, walk-in medical care to anyone in the community age 1 year or older with a common illness, such as an ear infection, strep throat or the flu," stated Mitch Wasden, CEO and COO of MU Health Care.
"Convenient, affordable, quality primary care is in keeping with our mission to advance the health of our community," he added. "The Mizzou Quick Care clinics will be linked to all MU Health Care providers through the health system's advanced electronic health record, and the providers at Mizzou Quick Care will be able to facilitate access to higher-level care for those in need."
Susan Pereira will serve as medical director of the Mizzou Quick Care clinics. Pereira is a family medicine physician at MU Health Care, as well as an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the MU School of Medicine.
"We have an opportunity and responsibility to our customers to help them meet all their health-and-wellness goals," stated Andy McCann, chief health officer for Hy-Vee. "Partnering with University of Missouri Health Care to offer quick and convenient clinical services in our Columbia stores for minor ailments is just one more way we accomplish that goal."
Mizzou Quick Care clinics will serve patients with upper respiratory symptoms like sore throat or cough, urinary symptoms, skin rashes and minor injuries. The clinics also will offer employment-screening physicals and daycare physicals, pregnancy tests, sports physicals, flu shots and limited adult immunizations.