Can’t get in to your primary care doctor but don’t have symptoms that warrant a trip to the emergency room? Then make an appointment at Express Care.
Kadlec has plans to open two Express Care clinics to treat common illnesses and injuries in Kennewick and Richland this month.
Kadlec Express Care Queensgate was scheduled to open Dec. 12 at 2564 Queensgate Drive in the strip mall near Fujiyama restaurant.
Kadlec Express Care Canyon Lakes is set to open Dec. 19 at 4008 W. 27th Ave., Suite 103, near Home Depot.
The cost to get the program up and running, including staffing, is about $850,000.
These strip mall clinics near retail stores are convenient for patients, said Randy Hartman, administrative director for Kadlec’s primary and urgent care clinics.
“As we have grown and expanded and had so much demand, it’s hard to keep up with all that with respect to primary care growing exponentially,” Hartman said. “Sometimes patients can’t get in for a same-day appointment.”