MT. PLEASANT — Quick Visit Urgent Care held a grand opening on Friday welcoming area residents to take a look at the newest health care addition to Mt. Pleasant.
The Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce along with Quick Visit’s CEO and corporate staff welcomed area residents and fellow buissness professionals to tour and welcome the newly built facility.
Kristy Perry, executive vice president of the Mt. Pleasant area Chamber of Commerce, said she is excited by a new health care option for Mt. Pleasant. She worked closely with Quick Visit’s staff to erect the new facility on South Grand Avenue.
“It’s a different option. The important thing with health care is to find something that everybody wants,” Perry said.
“My mother will always stay with her primary care doctor that she’s always gone to and we won’t get her to change, but I grew up with urgent care’s so It’s a different side of health care,” she added.
The Quick Visit urgent care is located on South Grand Avenue, next to the Dollar Tree, and will be open seven days a week. They see patients from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
When Quick Visit’s CEO Stan Bevis started the company, his goal was to provide health care on the patient’s schedule so that people like his late father, who was blue-collar worker and didn’t have the time for traditional health care.
“My dad had quit high school in the 11th grade and was an incredibly hardworking blue-collar worker, and unfortunately, he died at a young age. It was because he worked so hard that he never had time for his health care,” Bevis said.
“With that, it became a motivation to me and others to try and make easier access to health care,” he added.
The urgent care will provide primary care and urgent care services to local residents including COVID-19 and flu testing. Which will be handled in rooms with exterior entrances, so that those in the waiting room aren’t possibly exposed to COVID-19. They will provide X-ray and other diagnostic services.
Quick Visit’s goal is to provide care for blue-collar workers who don’t have the time for a primary care doctor. They are looking to expand the health care resources in the community and to give area residents more choices.
“It’s easy to tell people to follow up with their primary care provider, which is a good thing, but it’s not always convenient when you’re a truck driver,” Bevis said.
“So we just want to make easy access, and that’s what we’re about. We hope that you guys will see that we are a health care company that believes that patients come first,” he added.
Urgent care offers flat-rate pricing for those without insurance or those with high deductibles. They start at $99 for an office visit and increase to $149 for the highest level of care including diagnostic tests such as COVID-19 testing and X-rays. Quick Visit accepts most major insurances.
“The key is to have something for everybody. So that’s what this does, it gives us this next level of care,” Perry said.