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New Healthcare Clinic Helps You See A Doctor Faster

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YAKIMA, WA-- Memorial Hospital just opened a convenient care clinic in West Valley where you can get medical treatment faster than at your regular doctor's office.

The new Healthy Now clinic treats a variety of non-urgent illnesses and injuries that might not be serious enough for you to go to emergency room, but you still need to see a doctor for.

The executive director said they started the clinic because they saw people getting sick and going to the wrong place for treatment, which costs the patient more money.

"When they get sick, they tend to end up in the emergency room and that's a setting of care that is more expensive for the patient than it needs to be so we thought we'd provide and alternative setting for them," said Matt Kollman from Memorial Hospital.

You can make an appointment or walk in to the clinic.

It has longer hours for people who can only come in after work or on the weekends.    

They treat anything from colds and the flu to minor burns, and they take most insurance.

The clinic is located on the corner of Washington Avenue and 40th Avenue in the Creekside Medical Complex.