Heartland Health Center Opens Quick Care Clinic
Grand Island residents can now benefit from same-day medical services at Heartland Health Center Quick Care. Officially open in November, the new clinic is located inside the U-Save Pharmacy at 423 W 4th Street. The clinic is staffed by knowledgeable practitioners working to meet immediate medical needs in the local community.
Filling gaps in healthcare services
"We are hopeful that our services will compliment other healthcare providers in Grand Island," commented Tami Smith, CEO of Heartland Health Center. "Concerned families are often quick to rush to the emergency room. We want to reduce unnecessary ER visits when medical situations aren't serious or life-threatening, but do need immediate attention."
Heartland Health Center Quick Care will provide timely walk-in medical care for individuals with pressing concerns. Complete with five exam rooms, the facility is equipped to serve individuals and families of all backgrounds.
Ensuring affordability for all financial circumstances
Paying for healthcare continues to be a challenge for Central Nebraska residents. Many residents remain uninsured, while those with insurance are often challenged by high deductible rates. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, the clinic offers discounts to individuals with or without insurance. Heartland Health Center is also able to see patients with Medicaid or Medicare.
Discounts are offered on a sliding fee scale, based on income and household size. Nominal fees range from $35 to $55 on the scale. Financial assistance is available to patients in need.
Respecting patient dignity
Heartland Health Center provides a variety of services that help patients connect with the community. Outreach services include insurance enrollment, budget management, and basic life skills education. Patients are also linked with other area agencies to provide needed resources.
"Patients are capable of bettering their own lives. They just need access to the tools that allow them to do so," noted Smith.
At the clinic's main site, practitioners provide medical, dental, and mental health services. The clinic follows an integrated, patient-centered model. Treatment for patients is provided collaboratively to ensure all areas of an individual's health are addressed. Providers from differing disciplines work as a team to deliver care focused on a patient's whole health.
The Quick Care clinic is currently open to the public and seeing patients. A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house will take place on Friday, November 22nd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to introduce the resource to the community.