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3 new Aurora QuickCare sites announced

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Clinics will open in De Pere, Green Bay, and Chilton

Aurora Health Care announced today that it will open Aurora QuickCare clinics in De Pere, Green Bay and Chiilton. All 3 will be within Wal-Mart Supercenters.

The locations and opening dates are:

The new clinics will bring to 22 the number of Aurora QuickCare locations throughout eastern Wisconsin. The first Aurora QuuickCare clinic opened in March 2004.

"The QuickCare clinics address basic and preventive health needs, and the Wal-Mart stores allow quick and convenient access to these services," said Janet Teske, an advanced practice nurse and Aurora QuickCare manager.

Aurora QuickCare delivers fast, convenient and affordable diagnostic services and treatment for common family illnesses. A typical visit to an Aurora QuickCare site takes just 15 minutes and costs $39.

QuickCare sites are staffed by advanced nurse practitioners who provide a wide range of services, including diagnosing illness and prescribing medications. As a part of Aurora Health Care, they are supported by Aurora's extensive network of physicians and facilities.

No appointments are needed at QuickCare, and patients have an answer within minutes. If there is a need for a prescription for medication, patients receive one before they leave, Teske said.

"In the past 3 years, we've seen that patients appreciate the convenience and accessibility of QuickCare," Teske said. "Aurora was the first health system in the nation to open convenience care clinics, meeting a need for fast, convenient and affordable care. QuickCare gives patients better access to the right care at the right time, and is more cost-effective than an emergency room or urgent care visit.

"Aurora QuickCare is an attractive option for many people," Teske said. "Patients are particularly happy to have an option that enables them to get quick answers and treatment for common illnesses. For working parents it's especially beneficial because it's affordable and reduces their time away from the job."

Ailments treated and services provided include:

  • Severe sore throat
  • Ear infection
  • Sinus infection
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Pink eye
  • Mononucleosis
  • Minor rashes
  • Ringworm
  • Bladder infection
  • Bronchitis
  • Pregnancy
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Swimmer's ear
  • Contact dermatitis (poison ivy)
  • Insect sting
  • Diabetes screening
  • Motion sickness
  • Meningitis vaccination
  • Tetanus vaccination
  • Flu vaccination

"Patients who need follow-up care receive a copy of their records to share with their primary care physician," Teske said. "And for people who do not have a physician, the QuickCare clinics can provide information about nearby physicians who are accepting new patients."

Hours for the new clinics will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. To find an Aurora QuickCare near you, click here or call 877-QUICK02.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers care at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Krissy Behnke (920-496-6365)

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