McFarland Express Care relocates to Hy-Vee grocery
Two of Marshalltown’s best known businesses have partnered to bring health care to Central Iowans in a unique setting.
Last week, McFarland Clinic opened its Express Care medical services in Hy-Vee grocery store, 802 S. Center St.
It was a seamless transition moving the Express Clinic from its former home in the 300 block of Nicholas Drive to Hy-Vee, said Deb Wollam, executive director of McFarland Marshalltown.
Located at the intersection of East Anson Street and South Center Street, the Marshalltown Hy-Vee is now the third in Central Iowa to have a McFarland Clinic in-store, joining both Hy-Vee stores in Ames.
“We received positive feedback from patients regarding the availability of McFarland Express Care services in our community,” said Wollam. “By re-locating and opening Express Care in the local Hy-Vee, we believe it will continue to enhance services in a retail setting. The services have not changed, only the location. And patients said they like the Express Clinic’s extended hours and ease of online scheduling.”
Online scheduling can be done for same day, or next day appointments, but not past 48 hours.
“The Express Clinic is open to all,” said Wollam.“A specific reason we are excited to be moving into Hy-Vee is that we always have been, and will continue to be, available for any patient or who wants health care. One does not have to have an established relationship with McFarland Clinic.”
Express Care providers will treat patients for common illnesses such as colds, ear aches, urinary track infections, burns, insect bites, minor lacerations, immunizations and brief employment and sports physicals. All patients, area residents, and community visitors 6 months of age and older are welcome. It is open seven days a week, Monday-through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and weekends 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holiday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, the Express Clinic will be closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Individuals can schedule appointments online at McFarlandExpressCare.com, or by contacting 641-844-5200.
A staff of three per shift will be on hand to assist patients.
Wollam said Express Care is exactly that, and not meant to take the place of other clinic services.
“We do not have an X-ray machine and cannot do blood work, but we can do limited lab work for strep throat or influenza,” she said.
“I am so excited,” said McFarland Clinic’s Brenda Severson, who will closely monitor Express Clinic’s day-to-day operations in addition to many other duties befitting a department head. “This has been a long time coming for us. Four or five months ago we scheduled Jan. 17 as the opening date. We are pleased to have hit the deadline, it required a lot of work and coordination.”
“Patients at McFarland Clinic can expect medical services provided at Express Care to be coordinated with their primary care physician,” said Wollam. “Our priority is to help individuals with health care concerns get seen in a timely manner. Our team of professionals at Express Care work diligently to meet the needs of the Marshalltown and area communities.”
For more information, call 641-844-5200, or visit McFarlandExpressCare.com.
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