Bellin set to open new FastCare clinic

02/11/2008

Retail health clinic will be located in Dreier Pharmacy
 
SHAWANO — A Bellin Health FastCare retail health clinic offering basic medical care will open a new location on February 25 in Dreier Pharmacy, 117 South Main St.
 
FastCare clinics offer convenient and economical health care for minor conditions and symptoms. Ailments seen and treated at FastCare clinics include: sore throat; fever; flu and common cold; ear and sinus infections; pink eye; skin rash; and allergies.
 
“The clinic gives health care consumers a convenient, accessible option when seeking treatment for a number of common ailments,” said Becki Detaege, operations leader for FastCare. “Patients also have the piece of mind of knowing exactly what they will be charged for these services.”
 
The cost of a FastCare visit is $45, including basic labs completed on site. Insurance can be billed. The clinics are staffed by Bellin Health nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Clinic hours are: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
FastCare takes walk-in patients only and is open to anyone – not just Bellin Health patients. Waits are non-existent or minimal. In addition, patients can also expect faster pharmacy service, based on immediate transmittal of prescriptions to Dreier Pharmacy or the pharmacy of the patient’s choice.
 
To ensure quality health care services, Bellin implemented the attributes for retail clinics as defined by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association. These include, offering to send each person’s primary care physician a report following the visit, having a well-defined and limited scope of clinical services with treatment plans that are evidence-based, and having a system for referring patients to physicians when symptoms exceed the clinic’s scope of services.
 
The Shawano location is Bellin’s fourth FastCare clinic. Bellin also operates a primary care clinic in Bonduel, along with several other locations.