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Freeman Urgent Care Earns Accreditation

July 24, 2018

Facilities Meet National Standards for Patient Safety and Quality Care

 

Freeman Urgent Care, with locations in Joplin and Webb City, has earned the Accredited Urgent Care designation, the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers. Freeman Urgent Care provides patients with walk-in extended-hour medical attention with licensed providers for a large scope of medical conditions and has met all the Urgent Care Association of America’s established standard and criteria for quality of patient care, safety and scope of services.

Urgent care is a convenient and viable option for medical conditions that cannot wait for a scheduled appointment with a primary care physician. Freeman Urgent Care accepts unscheduled, walk-in patients during all hours of operation.

When a medical condition cannot be cannot be handled by a patient’s regular doctor – such as unexpected cuts, insect bites, rashes, sore throat, flu, ear infections, sprains or fractures that do not require a visit to the emergency department, Freeman Urgent Care is equipped with x-ray, laboratory services and licensed providers are always available to perform minor procedures such as splinting and suturing.

Freeman Urgent Care offers two convenient locations – 1130 E. 32nd St. in Joplin, and 1636 S. Madison St. in Webb City. Hours of operation are 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Monday – Friday, and 10 am – 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. Individuals may check wait times at freemanurgentcare.com or by calling 417.347.2273.

About Freeman Health System
Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. In 2018, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. The Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Spring 2018 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 70 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit freemanhealth.com.