Why is it that we seem to need health care the most when the doctor’s office is closed?
Maybe you’ve come down with flu-like symptoms, you’re suffering from a severe headache, your blood pressure is high or you have a sore throat. A trip to an urgent care center or emergency room to address these issues can be time consuming and costly.
Research has shown that health care costs can be reduced to the tune of $4.4 billion per year just by giving patients convenient access to primary care services that help them avoid unnecessary, more costly trips to an emergency room or urgent care center.
Providing the modern-day patient with low-cost, convenient access to care for common ailments when they need it and where they need it is why Baylor Scott & White Health is collaborating with Tom Thumb to build Convenient Care Clinics in select supermarkets throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Open seven days a week with extended hours, you can think of the Baylor Scott & White Convenient Care Clinics as easy access to a range of primary care services such as vaccines, health screenings, lab draws/tests, medical exams, minor procedures and physicals. Those with chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes will also be able to complete follow-up visits that may include a blood pressure or blood sugar check.
Baylor Scott & White Convenient Care Clinics create easier access to primary care services by offering
- The ability to walk into a clinic without an appointment and be seen within 30 minutes
- Extended and/or weekend hours, and
- Access to care near your home or place of work.
The first Baylor Scott & White Convenient Care Clinic opened its doors on March 28, 2017, in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, followed by locations in Arlington, Fort Worth and Frisco.
As one of the largest providers of health care in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health aims to expand access to primary care to meet the needs of patients desiring care that is both affordable and convenient.