Before winter comes to a close, Blount County residents will have another healthcare clinic to go to when that nasty cold just won’t go away.
Late last month, city and county officials welcomed the arrival of the new MainStreet Family Urgent Care clinic with a ground-breaking.
“We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve communities like Oneonta, Susan Moore, Cleveland, Locust Fork, Allgood, and Altoona,” said MainStreet chief executive officer Sam Eskildsen.“We consider our staff and our patients as one family, and in a time of need, we help get our family members feeling better fast.”
The 3,200-square-foot facility, tentatively scheduled to open in February, will feature multiple exam rooms, on-site lab testing, X-ray capabilities, and an in-house pharmacy. Treatment for everyday illnesses such as flu or strep throat will be available as well as minor procedures including suturing and foreign object removal.
Occupational health services, such as worker’s compensation injuries and pre-employment drug testing, and sports, DOT, and school physicals can also be done.
The clinic will be open seven days a week with extended hours and no appointment necessary, although they can be scheduled through the website or MainStreet Family Urgent Care Facebook page.
“Our hope is that offering patients the convenience of shorter wait times and same-day appointments with trained, certified physicians will make healthcare accessible to everyone in the Blount County area,” Eskildsen said.