Open seven days a week, yes, even Sundays. “Based upon requests for expanded access to medical care, we put a team together to plan this facility and I am very pleased we are able to offer these services to our patients and their families” states Mike Warren, President of Good Samaritan Regional Health Center. “We are able to provide care to those with minor medical needs, preventative services, routine exams and immunizations, as well as onsite radiology and lab services. Area businesses are already utilizing the occupational medicine services offered at the facility.” Warren continues, “We also have the most common medications for those who need a limited supply until they can get to their pharmacy.”
Good Samaritan Convenient Care is located at 602 South 42nd Street in Mt. Vernon. “I am so excited to have the opportunity to provide this valuable service to our community” said Leslie Williams, APN. “We want to be the provider you see when your doctor is not in. I know, as a mother, how important it is to have immediate access to care.” Ms. Williams is one of the providers working at Good Samaritan Convenient Care.
Health care professionals are available to diagnose and treat ailments and accidents Mondays through Saturdays 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. As always, if the situation is life-threatening, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911. The below infographic can help guide individuals as to when it is best to use an Emergency Room compared to Good Samaritan Convenient Care.
Their occupational medicine services, formerly known as Work Safety Institute, include evaluation and treatment of injured workers, physical therapy, pre-placement and DOT physicals with certified providers, pre-employment, post-accident and random drug testing, breath alcohol testing (BAT), job site assessment, respirator compliance services, audiograms and pre-placement lift screens.
Sudeep Nair, M.D., internist is the Medical Director and states, “Convenient Care is not meant to replace an individual’s primary care physician but to care for you when your primary care physician is not available”. Dr. Nair is moving his current practice adjacent to Good Samaritan Convenient Care. As a physician caring for patients he believes it is very important for continuity of care to have information about the services his patients receive elsewhere. Good Samaritan Convenient Care uses the EPIC electronic record system which means anytime care is sought; a patient’s primary care physician will have immediate access to the records for continuity of care.
In addition to Dr. Nair’s move to the 42nd Street Plaza, Nida Subhani, M.D., Infectious Disease specialist, will also hold office hours at the Plaza.
Learn more at smgsi.com/fast or call 618.899.FAST (3278).