Affinity Urgent Care expands
Service enhancements, extended hours meet community's needs
01 / 10 / 2007
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
MENASHA, Wis. – Did you break your finger playing basketball? Does your child have a fever that is getting worse rather than better? Do you finally believe the cold you’ve been suffering with for days is really the flu?
Now that you’ve determined you need to see a doctor immediately but can’t get an appointment until three days from now, what are you going to do? Affinity Health System’s Urgent Care clinics are your answer.
Two Urgent Care clinics, located at the Affinity Medical Group clinics at 3329 N. Richmond St., Appleton and 1855 S. Koeller St., Oshkosh, have been redesigned after consulting with patients. The new Urgent Care clinics offer extended hours and a dedicated medical staff to meet patient needs. Appointments are not necessary.
Both clinics are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to noon on weekends and holidays, except for Christmas.
“The Affinity Urgent Care clinics are the only ones in the Valley that are open seven days a week and provide treatment exclusively by board-certified physicians,” said Dr. Rik Emaus, interim chief medical officer for Affinity Health System. “Affinity promises to offer patients the highest quality, most convenient walk-in care in the Valley.”
How do you know when you should go to an Affinity Urgent Care clinic instead of the hospital emergency department? “Serious injuries, breathing issues, significant bleeding, stroke symptoms like one-sided numbness or speech problems and chest pains all require immediate emergency treatment,” Emaus said.
Urgent Care is available for people who have minor fractures, sprains, cold & flu symptoms, or other health care concerns that they believe need immediate attention.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.