MultiCare Express Clinics provide quick care for minor conditions
Next time you have a sinus infection, earache or other minor malady, head to MultiCare's Express Clinic, located inside the Rite Aid store in Lakewood .
"It's fast, convenient and you're really going to receive high quality care," says Express Clinic Director John Ward, ARNP.
You never need an appointment, and the clinic is open after hours and on weekends, serving patients age 2 and up. Staffed by nurse practitioners, the Express Clinic treats many common ailments including:
- Colds, flus and seasonal allergies
- Minor rashes
- Bladder infections (UTIs)
- Pink Eye
- Bug bites
In addition, the Express Clinics also provide a range of convenient medical services including:
- Sports physicals
- Blood pressure checks
- Pregnancy tests
- Wart and skin tag removal
- Travel immunizations
- Suture removal
"When people think of a doc in the box, they assume the care is low quality," Ward says. "But we're actually providing the best type of care for the conditions we see because that's all we do."
And because the clinics are connected to the broader MultiCare Health System, clinic staff can direct patients with additional medical needs to other MultiCare resources.
Not a MultiCare patient? Don't worry. The Express clinic is open to anyone. They take most types of major insurance, as well as Medicaid and Medicare. And perhaps the best part: Ward says the cost of treatment is highly affordable.
So whether your primary care doctor is booked, you need a vaccine before an overseas trip or simply want check your blood pressure, stop in at our Express Clinic.
In the Rite Aid
5700 100th St. S.W.
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.