Published on March 06, 2017

Genesis Health System Opening Convenient CareNow Clinic Inside West Locust Hy-Vee This Spring

Two of the region’s health and wellness leaders are working together to open a new health clinic in Davenport.

Genesis Health System and Hy-Vee, Inc. will soon open the first Genesis Convenient CareNow Clinic at the West Locust Hy-Vee, located at 2351 West Locust Street in Davenport.

Genesis Convenient CareNow will offer limited convenient and quick care for a list of minor illnesses. The clinic will have limited laboratory testing services. Genesis Convenient CareNow is not intended to replace patient visits to their primary care physician.

“This clinic is intended to improve access to care for patients with illnesses that can be treated appropriately in this setting,’’ explained Kurt Andersen, M.D., president of Genesis Health Group. “This project is between two organizations that already have a strong presence in local communities and focus every day on the health and wellness of the region.

“The health services available from Genesis Convenient CareNow will add a new level of care and complement the services that Hy-Vee is already offering in its stores, which include pharmacists and registered dietitians.’’

The Genesis Convenient CareNow clinic will treat patients ages 2 and older for conditions such as sore throat; earache; sinus conditions; cold and flu symptoms; bug bites; rash; cough; conjunctivitis (pink eye); and, adult female urinary tract infection.

Testing services available at Genesis Convenient CareNow will include rapid strep throat, pregnancy, blood sugar and seasonal influenza testing.

Chronic conditions are best managed by an individual’s primary care provider. More severe conditions can be managed in Genesis Convenient Care offices and Genesis Emergency Departments.

Genesis Convenient CareNow will be staffed by a physician assistant or nurse practitioner.

The clinic will be open from 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays.

Dr. Andersen said Genesis Health System will soon be announcing additional services to provide convenient, less-urgent care for patients, including access to telemedicine services.

About Hy-Vee, Inc.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 240 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $9.8 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s 84,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.

About Genesis Health System

Genesis Health System, its affiliates and partners, offer a continuum of health care services for a 12-county region of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Our affiliates include: Acute and tertiary hospital care at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport and DeWitt, Iowa and at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis and Genesis Medical Center, Aledo, Ill.; home health and hospice services through Genesis VNA and Hospice; Genesis Workplace Services, including occupational health, employee assistance program and wellness services for employers and their employees; the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House; senior living communities offering rehabilitation and long-term care; Genesis Health Group, with more than 200 health care providers; the Genesis Quad Cities Family Practice Residency program; Genesis Psychology Associates; three Genesis Convenient Care clinics, Genesis Convenient CareNow in partnership with Hy-Vee; and Genesis Home Medical Equipment. Partners include Genesis Medical Park, Crow Valley and Spring Street Surgical Center, Davenport and Genesis Imaging Centers. Genesis manages Jackson County Regional Health Center, Maquoketa, Iowa. Genesis is one of the largest employers in the Quad Cities region with more than 4,800 employees.

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