New express medical clinics to offer relief

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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.”

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Kristina Lord

Kristina Lord

Kristina Lord has more than 21 years of journalism experience and has been editor of the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times since July 2016. She spent more than 17 years at the Tri-City Herald and also worked at weekly newspapers in Prosser, Grandview and Yelm. She’s a longtime member of the Society of Professional Journalists’ William O. Douglas chapter and a board member of Warrior Sisterhood, a Tri-Cities Cancer Center support group. She and her husband have two young daughters and they live in West Richland.

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