The Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic in Waukon will begin to offer extended hours every Monday through Thursday evening until 7 pm to offer better access for parents and students following the work and/or school day.
Patients are welcome to walk-in to the clinic between the hours of 4:30 and 6:30 any Monday through Thursday evening, without an appointment, for acute, non-emergent needs such as the following: broken bones (other than hips or femurs), cough/cold, diarrhea, ear aches, fever, flu, minor burns, minor cuts, muscle strain, pink eye, rash/hives, removal of foreign body, sinus infection, skin infection, sore throat, urinary tract in and vomiting.
“With all the challenges of staff shortages and everyone spread thin in health care since COVID entered our lives, there has been a significant void in meeting our community’s needs for after-hours care without overwhelming our ER,” states Dr. Dave Schwartz. “The VMH Clinic has had nothing but positive support from the community since our start. We owe it to the community to do what we can to fill that need. Our providers and staff are an amazing group who all agree it is just the right thing to do.”
This Waukon Medical Clinic opened in May of 2021 and has proven to be very needed and well utilized by the area communities. They continue to add providers for the growing local health care needs. All the medical providers, including Dr. Dave Schwartz, Sue McMillan, Halie Ruff, Katy Maker, Alex Berns, Michelle Crary, Minji Na, and all the clinic support staff from nurses, to medical assistants, to receptionists, will be taking turns to cover these extended hours.
“I am thankful to have a team that is so dedicated to serving our community that is willing to shift their schedules around to be able to stay later in the evenings to help better serve their community,” adds Laura Baxter, Clinic Director.
The Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic weekly hours, starting January 8, will be Monday, 7 am – 7 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 8 am – 7 pm and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To make an appointment to see a provider at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic, call 563-568-5530, but walk-in’s are welcome, without an appointment from 4:30-6:30 Monday through Thursday.