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The Junction City Union: Local Children’s Mercy clinic to start weekend urgent care services this month

Children's Mercy Junction City
By Lydia Kautz

Something new is coming to the local Children’s Mercy Hospital clinic this September.

An urgent care clinic, which will be accessible on the weekends, is scheduled to open this month at the clinic, which is located on the back side of Geary Community Hospital.

Dr. Holly Austin will travel to Junction City on the weekends to staff it.

The new urgent care will “support the local doctors that are already in the community by offering services to their patients when their offices aren’t open,” Austin said.

The urgent care can be accessed by any child up to the age of 18 who needs it on the weekend.

“Our scope of care will include simple ear infections and fevers, and strep throat and influenza, but will also include minor accidents and broken bones,” Austin said. “We’ll be able to sew lacerations, we’ll be able to give IV fluids for dehydrated kids. So this is only for children up to the age of 18, but it will be open to anyone who chooses to access the facility and we do not have any specific insurance restrictions or anything like that.”

In other words, a child doesn’t need to be a regular CMH patient to take advantage of this new service.

The new clinic will be open from noon until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Read the full story via The Junction City Union

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