Campus News

June 17, 2011

Take Note

Express Clinic offers free, convenient care

All Emory employees, Healthcare and University, can get free treatment at Emory's Express Care Clinic.

The clinic, offered through Occupational Injury Management, provides urgent care appointments for employees with routine and simple health problems.

Common illnesses such as influenza-like sickness, sinus problems, common cold, ear pain, rashes, urinary pain, pink eye and musculoskeletal injuries — damage to bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves — are evaluated and treated at two locations: Emory University Hospital and EUH Midtown.

Visits are by appointment only (see sidebar for hours and contact information).

Services do not include treatment for chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Occupational-related injuries and exposures take priority over appointments.

Four nurse practitioners and two physical therapists staff the clinic.

Besides the benefits of geographic convenience, enhanced access to care and earlier intervention in illness, the clinic aims to decrease absenteeism and "presenteeism," working while sick.

There have been more than 3,500 visits to the Express Care Clinic since it opened in January 2009.

Director Paula DesRoches said that the results of a recent survey are informing the clinic’s next steps and future service offerings.

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