University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
 
May 4, 2010
Contact: Renee Paul, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-6640
 

USA College of Nursing Opens New After-Hours Health Care Clinic

 
New Urgent Health Care Clinic Offers Help After Hours--The staff at Our Neighborhood Healthcare Clinic, a new fast-track urgent care clinic that provides after-hours treatment, welcomes the community, faculty, staff and students to their practice inside the USA Medical Center.  The clinic is operated by faculty and students in USA’s College of Nursing.  From the left are clinic clerk Debra Thomas, project coordinator Dr. Linda Roussel, certified nurse practitioner Lori Moore, and clinic nurse Julie McVay.

New Urgent Health Care Clinic Offers Help After Hours--The staff at Our Neighborhood Healthcare Clinic, a new fast-track urgent care clinic that provides after-hours treatment, welcomes the community, faculty, staff and students to their practice inside the USA Medical Center.  The clinic is operated by faculty and students in USA’s College of Nursing.  From the left are clinic clerk Debra Thomas, project coordinator Dr. Linda Roussel, certified nurse practitioner Lori Moore, and clinic nurse Julie McVay.

 

The University of South Alabama’s College of Nursing has opened a new after-hours fast-track/urgent health care clinic on the third floor of USA Medical Center.

Managed and operated by certified nurse practitioners in collaboration with a USA physician, the clinic is open to the community, as well as University students, faculty and staff.

The fast-track/urgent care after-hours clinic, known as Our Neighborhood Healthcare Clinic, provides primary health care services for adults, including:

  • acute illness management
  • ear infections
  • laboratory testing
  • minor lacerations
  • physical exams
  • sinus infections
  • sore throat
  • sprains and strains
  • swimmer’s ear, and
  • urinary tract infections.

Located in Suite 301 of the USA Medical Center, the after-hours fast-track/urgent care clinic is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4-9 p.m., and on Sundays from 1-6 p.m.

Our Neighborhood Healthcare Clinic is funded through a five-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  In addition to care provided by certified nurse practitioners, the clinic also offers screenings, health education, illness prevention, and management of chronic illnesses. 

The grant also supports community outreach programs for adults at Dumas Wesley Community Center and 15 Place in Mobile.  These community outreach programs focus primarily on health promotion and self-management, including risk appraisals, screenings, patient teaching and care coordination.

Both the after-hours clinic and community outreach programs are operated by faculty and students in USA’s College of Nursing.  Dr. Errol Crook, professor and chair of internal medicine at USA, serves as the clinic’s collaborating physician.

“We are privileged to have the opportunity to serve as health care partners in our community, supporting our mission of providing service to the public and the University,” said project director Dr. Linda Roussel, who is also a professor of community/mental health nursing at USA. 

“This HRSA grant, Our Neighborhood Healthcare Clinic, makes it possible for the College of Nursing to provide quality, innovative evidence-based practice opportunities to a diverse student body.  This practice opportunity promotes our mission of research and scholarly initiatives through direct care services and community outreach.”

Our Neighborhood Healthcare Clinic accepts cash, credit cards, or the following insurance: Blue Cross and Blue Shield, United Health, Medicare and Medicaid.  The clinic also provides services on a sliding scale.

For appointments or more information, call (251) 471-7944.  Learn more at www.southalabama.edu/nursing/onhc

 
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