University Health On the Go! opening at Hy-Vee groceries in Independence
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Truman Medical Centers and University Physicians Associates are partnering to open University Health On the Go! walk-in clinics at two Hy-Vee grocery store in Independence. The clinics, which will open in spring 2016, will offer convenient access to affordable, walk-in medical care and prescriptions can be filled on the spot at the Hy-Vee stores’ pharmacies at 1525 East 23rd St. South and 4545 South Noland Road.
“TMC and our UPA partners have long been dedicated to taking health care out into the community,” said TMC President and CEO Charlie Shields. “We look forward to advancing our partnership and bringing our patients access to care when and where they need it.”
University Health On the GO! will be staffed by advanced practice nurse practitioners under the direction of a supervising physician Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. These highly trained practitioners will treat non-urgent illnesses and injuries, such as cold and flu, fever, strep throat, sinus infections, cuts, sprains/strains and more. They can also help with immunizations like annual flu shots and screenings for chronic illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure.
University Health On the GO! will have two exam rooms, a reception area and lab space for rapid illness testing. The clinics will accept most insurance plans.