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Thu January 1, 2004
Powell Responds to Demand for More Urgent Care
Powell, Wy – Trustees in Powell approved a new walk-in clinic after a survey showed 85 percent of residents want more choices in urgent care.
Powell Valley Healthcare board members say the ExpressCare clinic will be built at the city's hospital/physician complex.
It could open early as July if staff recruitment goes well.
The board's been eyeing a walk-in clinic and other options in response to the growing difficulty of seeing physicians in a timely manner.
The survey also suggested some residents were turning to facilities in Cody and other areas if Powell doctors weren't available.
At the walk-in clinic, residents with non-emergency medical problems can see a doctor without an appointment.
It also costs less than an emergency room visit.
The clinic will be open Monday through Friday and will be staffed by a doctor, nurse and receptionist.