Mercy Health announced the opening of two new health care clinics in Oberlin and Elyria.
The Mercy Health Ready Care Clinics offer residents access to care when their primary physician cannot see them or when they need immediate care. The clinics offer after-hours and weekend service.
The Oberlin Ready Care location is at 319 West Lorain St. and is the only after-hours clinic in the southern part of Lorain County. The Elyria clinic is at 1120 East Broad St.
Mercy already has similar clinics in Avon and Lorain.
The clinics accept most insurance, and a visit is billed as a primary care office visit, which can reduce cost for patients who would perhaps go to an urgent care center or emergency room after ours, according to a statement released by Mercy.
“Our goal has been to expand our walk-in clinics throughout Lorain County so even more residents have better access to after-hours care,” said Mark Rau, chief operating officer for Mercy Health Physicians in Lorain. “Often, families have unexpected medical needs that do not require an urgent care or emergency department visit, so these clinics fill a much-needed niche in the community. Patients get the appropriate level of care based on their condition, and they are treated by high-quality, compassionate providers who are a part of Mercy Health Physicians.”
The clinics treat a wide range of illnesses for adults and children over 18 months of age including allergies, childhood illnesses, colds and coughs, minor skin infections, sore throats, and urinary tract infections.
They also provide services such as health screenings; school, camp, and sports physical exams; and flu shots and other vaccinations.
Walk-ins are accepted at all Mercy Ready Care locations. Same-day appointments are available.
For more information, visit www.mercy.com.