Atlantic, IA — Atlantic Medical Center, RHC (AMC) is reopening the AMC Rapid Care service on Monday, July 6 in a new location and with new hours. AMC Rapid Care is walk-in care that is open seven days a week for patients of all ages.
“We’re very excited to relaunch this service for the community. AMC Rapid Care helps patients get the care they need for those minor health issues that can’t wait,” said Tammy Bireline, Chief Clinic Administrator.
Beginning on Monday, July 6, AMC Rapid Care will be open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. AMC Rapid Care has also moved; its new location is conveniently next to the Cass Health Emergency Department.
AMC Rapid Care does not offer appointments; patients can just walk in, check in at the Emergency Department Admissions, and then wait to be seen by the AMC Rapid Care provider. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
“AMC Rapid Care isn’t a substitute for your regular provider, and it’s also not a substitute for the Emergency Department,” said Tammy. “This service is really for those minor health issues – ear infections, nasal congestion, minor stitches – that can’t wait.” Similarly, AMC Rapid Care providers will not address chronic conditions or take care of prescription refills because those issues are most appropriate to be discussed during an appointment with a primary care provider. It is also important to note that AMC Rapid Care providers will not prescribe narcotics.
The medical team at AMC Rapid Care includes Rebecca McCann, ARNP, Emily Nadler, PA-C.
The cost of a visit to AMC Rapid Care is the same as office fees for Atlantic Medical Center appointments; regular co-payments still apply and should be paid during the check-in process.
The area previously occupied by AMC Rapid Care is now a Respiratory Care Clinic that is a dedicated space to care for patients with any respiratory or COVID-19 type of symptoms. All patients with new or worsening cough, new or worsening shortness of breath, or other symptoms that they think may be related to COVID-19 should call 712-243-2850 and press 1 to speak with the Cass Health COVID-19 hotline.