The facility will be able to treat patients for minor medical problems. Some of those ailments include sore throats, ear infections and non-life threatening illnesses and injuries.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Heather Goodall is heading up the practice, which is located beside the Walmart shopping plaza off of Elizabethtown Road.
Hours of operation for the center are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
A staff of three other employees is assisting Goodall with operations at the clinic, LMR, RMA Tonya Kerr, LPN Natalie Meredith and receptionist Cinda Cummings.
Since it’s opening on February 1, the staff has treated 23 patients for minor ailments.
“Everybody we have seen so far has been pleased,” Goodall said. “Many of them have told us how much a service like Quick Care has been needed in this community. We are very happy to be open and to be treating patients and look forward to being a part of the community.”
The building is equipped with the needed medical devices to perform minor-medical treatment. Twin Lakes Quick Care Clinic has an x-ray machine and other basic ancillary testing machines.
Twin Lakes Director of Planning and Marketing Bill Oldham explained about the benefits of a facility like this in the county.
“Nurse practitioners such as Goodall can write medical prescriptions,” Oldham said, “and order advanced diagnostic testing for more serious conditions. No narcotic medicines will be prescribed at Quick Care.”
Oldham stressed the clinic could not handle major medical issues. For those types of issues a patient needs to visit the hospital of an emergency room. Also, any youth under the age of two cannot be treated at the Quick Care Clinic.
“Quick Care is managed by the Twin Lakes Medical Foundation,” Oldham explained, “which is affiliated with Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center.”