By ALAN DALE Editor-in-Chief
The new MU Health Care South Clark Medical building is set to hold a grand opening event at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to Eric Maze, MU Health Care director and public relations.
This follows MU Health Care’s new urgent care facility which opened last month.
The ceremony will take place from 9.45 a.m.
“We will have several speakers from MU Health Care, a groundbreaking ceremony,”
said Maze. “MU Health Care’s Family Medicine Clinic in Mexico provides primary care for the whole family, and Mizzou Urgent Care in Mexico offers care seven days a week for urgent, non-life-threatening conditions, and can provide x-rays, laboratory services, respiratory care treatments, IV hydration and medications, and services for asthma and respiratory infections.
“These are the same services provided to Mizzou Urgent Care in Colombia.”
This location will provide access to medical care for all ages in Audrain County.
Maze said this opening is a big deal for MU Health Care and for the people of County Audrain.
“What’s especially exciting is that our two family practice providers, many of our employees, and some of our urgent care providers call Audrain County home,” Maze said. “This may be a new sign on the South Clark building, but many faces inside the building will be familiar to local patients.”
The MU Health Care family practice clinic opened to patients on July 18, and emergency care in Mexico opened on August 16.
“Both clinics are already occupied and fully functioning,” Maze said. “The grand opening next Tuesday is a ceremonial event designed to signify MU Health Care’s commitment to the community and to ensure continued local access to high-quality healthcare.
“I don’t have the number of patients, but we are very happy with the response to our services so far.”