Bothwell Walk In Off Broadway clinic to open

Editor’s note: Bothwell Off Broadway is now open 8 am-6 pm Monday through Friday.

Bothwell Regional Health Center will open its second walk-in clinic on Sedalia’s east side on Aug. 1

Bothwell Walk In Off Broadway is located in Bothwell’s medical building at 700 S. Hancock. Initial hours for the new clinic will be 8 am to noon Monday and Tuesday and 1 to 5 pm Wednesday and Thursday.

Michele Laas, RN, MSN, interim Clinic Operations vice president, said opening the clinic now with partial hours will provide more options for convenient and lower-cost urgent health care services until another practitioner joins the team in late September.

“Our current walk-in clinic at 10th and Winchester is extremely busy, especially during morning hours,” she said. “Opening this second walk-in clinic means more people can be seen and they can get on with their day. We know how important it is to get the care you need when you need it, and this second walk-in location will provide that.”

Bothwell’s walk-in clinics are staffed by Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants who treat people who do not have a primary care clinician or need to be seen for their minor illness or injury within a few hours. Staff treats coughs, cold or flu symptoms; rashes and allergic reactions; aches and pains; ear and sinus infections; minor cuts, burns or falls; stomach pain including nausea or diarrhea; muscle or joint sprains or strains, as well as work, school or athletic physicals.

Walk-in services do not include medication refills, follow-up visits from appointments related to diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol or other chronic conditions, or emergency needs such as heart attacks, stroke or broken bones.

“Serious illness or injury will be referred to our Emergency Department or a specialist for a higher level of care,” Laas said.

Bothwell’s first walk-in clinic opened in February 2019 on the first floor of the Healing Arts Center at 3700 W. 10th Street. Hours are 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 4 pm Saturday.