Hutcheson Opens Urgent Care Clinic On The Parkway

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hutcheson Medical Center has opened a new Urgent Care Clinic at Hutcheson on the Parkway.  The clinic is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. seven days a week and treats patients with acute medical conditions and minor emergencies.   

The clinic also offers pre-employment physicals, drug screens, and workers comp evaluations.  Hutcheson Emergency Department physician Sandra Carmichael, MD is the clinic’s medical director and primary medical provider.

According to Dr. Carmichael, Hutcheson’s Urgent Care Clinic provides affordable, convenient medical care for children and adults in a timely manner.  “The Urgent Care treats non-life threatening illnesses and injuries including sore throats, influenza, lacerations requiring stitches, headaches, and stomach aches.  We also treat sports injuries such as sprains, strains, and broken bones.” 

Hutcheson’s Urgent Care offers occupational health medicine services including pre-employment physicals, drug screenings, and workers compensation evaluations.  “We can reduce employer and patient expense by providing occupational health services at less than half the cost of a regular emergency department visit,” stated Roger Forgey, Hutcheson president and CEO.  “And the typical length of stay in the Urgent Care is much shorter than the average hospital-based emergency department visit.”  Mr. Forgey also added that the Battlefield Parkway location is ideal for an Urgent Care with quick access to Radiology, Lab, and EKG services.

Hutcheson’s Urgent Care Clinic is in suite 150 at Hutcheson on the Parkway.   All patient discharge information is faxed to the patient’s primary care physician within 24 business hours.  For more information, call the clinic at 706.861-2826.  No appointment needed.  



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