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Monday, January 11, 2010

St. Francis offers new After-Hours Clinics Feb. 1; urgent care centers to close

INDIANAPOLIS – St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers is poised to open three After-Hours Clinics effective Feb. 1.

The facilities are located at:

Beech Grove After-Hours Clinic

2030 Churchman Ave.

Indy South After-Hours Clinic
7855 S. Emerson Ave.

Mooresville After-Hours Clinic
1001 Hadley Road, Suite 101

After-hours care at the locations will be available Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The After-Hours Clinics will be staffed by St. Francis Medical Group physicians and nurse practitioners.

The clinics will provide medical attention for fever, sore throat, cough, rashes, bumps, bruises, minor injuries, vaccinations and medication prescriptions. Patients requiring more extensive evaluation and treatment will be referred to St. Francis emergency rooms in Beech Grove, Indianapolis and Mooresville.

“We have carefully studied and reviewed how we can better serve patients in south-central Indiana, and we decided the best way to achieve this is through after-hours primary health services,” said Keith Jewell, St. Francis senior vice president and chief operating officer. “Offering after-hours care at off-site locations allows us to provide services at a more convenient time for our patients and their families.”

With the establishment of the clinics, St. Francis also will close its urgent care centers in its hospital-based emergency departments at Indianapolis (PromptCare) and Mooresville (PromptMed), effective Jan. 31.

“Moving the clinics off-site enables the hospital to offer patients more affordable insurance co-payments than traditional emergency room visits,” said Glenn Loomis, M.D., St. Francis Medical Group president. “Further, it bolsters our ability to provide superior care to the uninsured and underinsured in the communities we serve.”

Patients needing non-emergency medical care during regular office hours should visit their primary care physicians. Patients needing a primary care physician should contact the St. Francis Physician Referral Line at 317-782-6699 or toll-free at 800-222-5939. Patients also can visit and select the “Find a Physician” tab.

To learn more about the St. Francis Medical Group After-Hours Clinics, visit www.