Memorial Regional Health to open second Rapid Care Clinic in Steamboat Springs in February
CRAIG — Health services for Moffat County commuters and people on the west end of Steamboat Springs are about to expand as Memorial Regional Health opens its second Rapid Care Clinic in space leased at 2201 Curve Plaza in Steamboat.
The new service will launch with a community open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, with the clinic to open at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. A pharmacy with drive-through service will follow.
According to Memorial Regional Health Vice President of Operations Jennifer Riley, the Moffat County-based health care system hopes to “recapture” commuter patients who live in Moffat County but work in Routt County, as well as underserved residents in the west Steamboat.
“We know a large percentage of our workforce goes to Steamboat. … We are hoping to recapture the market share that was leaving here because it wasn’t convenient to come back to Craig to get care when they needed it,” Riley said.
She added that “the western part of Steamboat doesn’t have any services, physicians or pharmacists.
Memorial Regional Health has operated a podiatry clinic at Curve Plaza for the past couple of years.
New services will be identical to those offered by Memorial Regional Health’s first Rapid Care Clinic, which opened in 2018 near the Walmart in Craig.
“When you need care today, come to Rapid Care for all your acute symptoms. No appointment is needed — just walk in,” according to the Steamboat Rapid Care Clinic landing page on MRH’s website.
Providers and a clinic manager who are local to Steamboat have been hired to operate the facility.
The date for the clinic opening was announced during the January Memorial Regional Health Board of Trustees on Jan. 17.
The project, dubbed “Project Doc,” was adopted by the board as part of the organization’s 2018 strategic goals. Because the facility is being leased, not purchased or built, the board was not required to hold an additional vote to approve it, Riley said.
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