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      Mizzou, Hy-Vee team to create walk-in clinics

      University of Missouri Health Care and Hy-Vee announced plans to open walk-in medical clinics at all three Hy-Vee stores in Columbia.

      The Mizzou Quick Care clinics will serve patients with upper respiratory symptoms like sore throat or cough, urinary symptoms, skin rashes and minor injuries. The clinics will also offer employment screening physicals and daycare physicals, pregnancy tests, sports physicals, flu shots and limited adult immunizations.

      Construction of the Mizzou Quick Care clinics will begin in mid-March. The clinics at 25 Conley Road and 405 E. Nifong should open by Aug. 1, and the clinic at 3100 W. Broadway is slated for completion by Oct.1.

      ??Mizzou Quick Care will provide convenient, affordable, walk-in medical care to anyone in the community age 1 year or older with a common illness such as an ear infection, strep throat or the flu,?? said Mitch Wasden, Ed.D., chief executive officer and chief operating officer of MU Health Care.

      The Mizzou Quick Care clinics will be conveniently located near the Hy-Vee pharmacies and will be open seven days a week.

      ??We have an opportunity and responsibility to our customers to help them meet all their health and wellness goals,?? said Andy McCann, chief health officer for Hy-Vee. ??Partnering with University of Missouri Health Care to offer quick and convenient clinical services in our Columbia stores for minor ailments is just one more way we accomplish that goal.??