President and CEO of Clay County Hospital Amanda Basso and CEO of Integritas Emergency Physician Services Dr. Doolittle pictured at the new location for the Optimum Care & Clay County Hospital urgent care center in Flora.
Recognizing a need to supply the region with expanded health care for times when a patient doesn’t need to go to the emergency room but needs treatment soon, Integritas Emergency Physician Services is working with Clay County Hospital to provide an urgent care center in Flora. The intention is for the center to be located on the property adjacent to the Flora Walmart. The planned eight-thousand-square-foot facility will operate with extended hours and will offer treatment, labs and radiology. Clay County Hospital will provide the lab and X-ray services at the center, along with therapy services in the new Clay County Hospital Physical Therapy center, which will include state-of-the-art Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Occupational Therapy.
Amanda Basso, President and CEO of Clay County Hospital, says, “The only way that we could see it not conflicting or competing with our current services was to find a partner willing to make the investment in a shared relationship.”
The planned urgent care center will be named Optimum Care & Clay County Hospital, and will be co-located with the new Clay County Hospital Physical Therapy center. Urgent care centers are popping up in many towns throughout rural Illinois. Urgent care does not replace your primary care physician. An urgent care center is a convenient option when your regular physician is on vacation or unable to offer a timely appointment. When illness strikes outside of regular physician office hours, urgent care offers a dependable, convenient alternative.