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Aurora Quick Care opens in Racine; new hours announced for Sturtevant site

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Cholesterol screening added to list of Quick Care services

The 14h Aurora Quick Care will open Monday, June 5, in the Aurora Pharmacy at 3900 Erie St., Racine.

Aurora Quick Care is a new approach to delivering fast, convenient and affordable diagnostic services and treatment for common family illnesses. A typical visit to an Aurora Quick Care site takes 15 minutes and costs $39.

"Patients appreciate the convenience and accessibility of Quick Care," said Janet Teske, an advanced practice nurse and Aurora Quick Care manager. "And now we are offering cholesterol screenings. We will print out the results, which they can take to their primary care physician. If they need a referral to a doctor, we can provide one."

Other new Aurora Quick Care services are diabetes screenings and treatment for motion sickness. Teske said requests for motion treatment medications have increased with the vacation season.

Hours for the new Racine Aurora Quick Care will be 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. There are 13 Aurora Quick Cares across eastern Wisconsin, including one in Sturtevant inside Petro Travel Plaza, 717 S. Sylvania Ave. The hours of that site changed June 1 to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Quick Care is an option for people who might otherwise seek more costly emergency or urgent care for non-emergency medical conditions. The last patient is seen 30 minutes prior to closing each day.

Ailments treated/services provided include:

  • Severe sore throat
  • Ear infection
  • Sinus infection
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Pink eye
  • Mononucleosis
  • Minor rashes
  • Ringworm
  • Bladder infection
  • Bronchitis
  • Pregnancy
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Swimmer's ear
  • Contact dermatitis (poison ivy)
  • Insect sting
  • Diabetes screening
  • Motion sickness

No appointments are needed at Quick Care, and patients have an answer within minutes. Patients who require a prescription receive one immediately. Patients who require follow-up care and do not have a physician receive information about nearby physicians who are accepting new patients.

Aurora Quick Care's nurse practitioners work under the guidance of the program's medical director, John Whitcomb, M.D. "Advanced practice nurses are registered nurses who have additional education and certification to provide a wide range of primary care services, including diagnosing disease and prescribing medications," Dr. Whitcomb said.

There are Quick Care sites are in Appleton, Butler, Brookfield, Greendale, Mequon, Milwaukee, Kenosha, Waukesha, Menasha, Sheboygan and Sussex. The first sites opened in March 2004. Click here for more information about Aurora Quick Care.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers care at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.


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