Washington Evening Journal
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WASHINGTON — Representatives for a QuickVisit Urgent Care facility in Washington say the building will open in early March, rather than the initially-planned mid-January date given to municipal officials in August when the company sought a fast-tracked planning and zoning process.
“We’re in the production and everything, making sure that we’re fully staffed, everything in the clinic is up and going and in good work, and of course finishing the signage on it,” said QuickVisit Marketing Coordinator Camerin Stokesbary. “With staffing, and making sure that the building and everything was where it needed to be, we did have to push it to March 3.”
Stokesbary said there would be an open house at the building the day before its grand opening, where community members could tour the location and meet its staff.
The list of services available at the QuickVisits is long, according to Stokesbary. The menu includes COVID-19 tests, X-rays, stitches, lab work and even primary care in the relatively small building at the eastern edge of city limits.
“We do a lot to try and help as much as we can,” she said. “We have rooms for procedures, we have X-ray rooms, we have plenty of room to do all of this stuff.”
The building adds to a collection of QuickVisit locations in the state, including in Mt. Pleasant and Fort Madison. Despite the similar name, the company is not affiliated with the University of Iowa’s QuickCare facilities.
“We are really big on opening up in rural areas around Iowa,” Stokesbary said. “We want to help as many of those communities as we can … we’ve been really successful at our other clinics, and we’re just really excited to be able to provide that for the Washington community.”