Urgent Care - Killeen clinic open

- New facility provides urgent, non-emergency medical care seven days a week -

KILLEEN, Texas – Scott & White Healthcare has opened an urgent care clinic at 5702 E. Central Texas Expressway, on the eastern city limits line of Killeen. Scott & White Urgent Care – Killeen, is open 12 hours a day (10 a.m. – 10 p.m.) seven days a week.  The clinic includes six exam rooms, a treatment room, X-ray, laboratory services and a community education wellness center.

"Our patients are demanding care that fits their active lifestyles, and an urgent care clinic open until 10 p.m. every night is a perfect fit for many," said Shane R. Maxwell, MD, medical director of Scott & White Urgent Care - Killeen. "This area has great health care available, and this clinic fills a needed gap for patients and families that need after-hours medical care. Instead of having to incur the wait and expense of an emergency room visit, urgent and minor emergencies can be treated here for the cost of an office visit."

The new facility is 13,000 square feet and utilizes a new approach for patient care in a clinic setting. Three providers are currently available in the clinic, with room for as many as six as demand for services increases.

Some common reasons—for both children and adults—to use the Urgent Care - Killeen clinic include fever and sore throat, coughing, ear infections, abdominal pain, sports injuries, or injuries from common accidents around the house.

Also built into the new building is an innovative community health education meeting room and wellness center. The large meeting area is home to classes which educate patients on how to manage chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, and other health and wellness-oriented activities. The wellness center room features a demonstration kitchen which is used to teach healthy cooking techniques to improve lifestyles of area residents.

Scott & White Urgent Care  -Killeen is not intended for serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses. If it is determined when a patient is evaluated at the clinic that they require emergency medical treatment, they will be transferred to an emergency medicine facility.

About Scott & White Healthcare
Scott & White Healthcare is a non-profit collaborative health care system established in 1897 in Temple, Texas. Among the leading health systems encompassing one of the nation's largest multi-specialty group practices, Scott & White provides personalized, comprehensive health care enhanced by medical education and research. Scott & White Healthcare includes 12 hospital sites with two additional announced facilities, and 143 clinics at more than 65 clinic locations throughout Central Texas providing adult and pediatric care in 46 medical specialties. Integrated, high-quality care is delivered by a dedicated staff of more than 12,000 (including 1,000 physicians and scientists and more than 300 specialized health care providers). Get the latest news from Scott & White Healthcare by visiting our online newsroom, News blog or on Twitter (@swhealthcare).

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For more information, contact:

Scott Clark
Media and Public Relations
Scott & White Healthcare
sdclark@swmail.sw.org

August 9, 2012


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