Another healthcare option is coming to Carthage.
Quick Visit Urgent Care plans to open their doors this coming January in a brand new building to be located at 1301 W. Panola Street.
Nikki Smith with operations for Quick Visit Urgent Care said they thought Carthage would make a great location.
“We have a passion for bringing healthcare to small towns that may not have a ton of options for healthcare,” she said.
The location will offer not only urgent care, but also primary care. They will offer onsite x-rays and labs, stitches, IV fluids, as well as day to day primary care like cold, flu, diabetes management and blood pressure management. Smith said they offer mid-level care and like to work hand in hand with the local hospital and will refer out. They do not have the capacity to handle conditions such as heart attacks or strokes, she said.
They plan to take pretty much all insurances, but will also offer self pay prices for those not using or without insurance. They will have three flat rate levels, one at $99, one at $129 and one at $149.
“If you come in for the first rate it’s $99, so if you just needed to be seen by a provider, and if you needed like the health management like the blood pressure refill, things of that sort, and then when you move up to the $129 level, that includes if you needed to have an x-ray done or you needed a shot for sinuses or allergy shot, that kind of thing,” Smith said. “And then when you move up to the $149 level, that’s when you be doing the small procedures, like if you had to have stitches or orthoglass, things of that sort.”
The clinic will be open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. Patients can walk in without any need for an appointment, unless it is for a COVID-19 test.
The clinic will have the rapid COVID-19 tests available — and a special room for those getting the test done.
“We will actually have a room that’s got negative air pressure, and it’ll have an entrance and exit from the patient room so they don’t have to go directly to the clinic so other urgent care patients that may have hurt their arm or need an x-ray can still feel comfortable coming into the clinic,” Smith said.
The clinic is currently hiring.
“We’re looking for local people,” Smith said. “We like to hire locally, and the only way we hire out of county is if we can’t fill the positions locally. So we are currently hiring, and we’re looking for some nurse practitioners and PAs, and we’ll also hire front desk staff, LBNs and x-ray technicians.”
Carthage will be Quick Visit Urgent Care’s third location. They opened their first location in Henderson in April and have their second location in Jacksonville.