Caro Community Hospital plans to open an after-hours clinic in downtown Caro at the location of a former Talmer Bank and Trust branch that closed Friday.
The clinic will be located at 345 N. State Street in Caro and is expected to open early next spring, according to a release from the hospital.
The idea is to provide services generally between the hours of 1 p.m. and 9 p.m., and in a location that is most convenient for those in or near Caro.
“Our new after-hours clinic is a great example of how we are adapting to meet the healthcare needs of the communities we serve,” said Marc Augsburger, president and CEO, Caro Community Hospital.
Augsburger said clinic hours “will be set specifically to address the need in the communities when the other clinics are closed.
“Everyone needing minor care has either been paying too much in the (emergency department) for something they didn’t need to be in the (emergency department) for, or driving over 30 minutes to go to another after-hours clinic,” said Augsburger. “We’re hoping to address that need and keep those patients in the community.” (Read more)
(This story originally appeared in the Nov. 16, 2016 print edition of The Tuscola County Advertiser and can be read in its entirety online here.)