Immediate Care Clinic in North Bend now open 7 days per week
NORTH BEND, Ore. - The Immediate Care Clinic inside the North Bend Medical Center is now open 7 days a week.
The new Sunday hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. are an added convenience for registered nurse and patient Heather Hughes.
Hughes had to take her 8-year-old daughter Olivia to the clinic for an earache.
The visit would have cost hundreds or more at the emergency room, but cost Hughes the same as her usual co-pay at the ICC.
It’s part of staff’s initiative for more affordable, and accessible health care.
CEO John Burles said it’s been a project since the clinic opened in March 2014.
Nurse practitioner Ashley Weber said it’s been a help to patients and to physicians by lessening their weekly workload.
As a single mother, Hughes says it’s saved her time and money.
This is the only clinic with extended weekend hours in Coos County.