As the cold wind blows with damp air and the thermometer drops, the inevitable occurs for many, catching a bug and feeling under the weather.
Memphis Medical Services offers a Walk-In Clinic every weekday morning at 8 a.m.
“Just like if you were to pull in to a Drive-Thru at a fast food restaurant, there may be someone in front of you and you might have to wait a little bit, but the Walk-In Clinic at MMS does not require an appointment,” said SCH Communications Specialist Alisa Kigar.
Scotland County Hospital and Memphis Medical Services have Nurse Practitioners and a Physician Assistant on staff to take care of patients in the Walk-In Clinic.
“They get you on to work, school, or back on your way,” said Kigar. “If the Walk-In Clinic is swamped, our reception staff will offer to make an appointment for you with the first available provider.”
What are some of the conditions that might prompt a visit to the Walk-In Clinic?
Fever (without convulsions) or flu
Vomiting, diarrhea or dehydration
Severe sore throat or cough
Sprains and strains
Moderate back & neck problems
Eye irritation and redness
Minor broken bones and fractures (i.e. fingers, toes)
Skin rashes and infections
Urinary tract infections
Lice, Scabies or ticks
Sunburn or minor cooking burn
Work related injuries
The clinic asks that all patients bring insurance card(s) or payment for services.
“You will be asked to pay your co-payment or if you are un-insured, you will be asked to pay a minimum of $40 for your office visit,” explained Kigar.
The clinic offers a $0 co-payment for Medicare and a $2 co-payment for Medicaid for adults and $0 for children. All clinics accept cash, check or credit/debit cards and there is an ATM located in the south lobby of the hospital.