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Mercy is opening an ambulatory care clinic where it’s closing an urgent care center.
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Mercy is opening an ambulatory care clinic where it’s closing an urgent care center.

Mercy to replace urgent care center with new clinic

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Mercy Springfield Communities is closing one of its urgent care centers to make way for a new ambulatory care clinic.

At 3045 S. National Ave., the urgent care center is slated to close Sept. 29. It will reopen Oct. 1 as Mercy Clinic Advanced Ambulatory Care, according to a news release.

The center located between Battlefield Road and Montclair Street is designed to treat patients with conditions between urgent and emergency, and as a byproduct, reducing traffic at the health system’s local ER and urgent care centers.

In the release, Mercy Vice President Aaron Carlson cited the impact of the new Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care clinics, located in Battlefield Market Place, 900 E. Battlefield Road, and Magers Crossing, 2150 W. Republic Road. Mercy also operates an urgent care center in Springfield at 2120 W. Kearney St.

“We no longer need to operate an urgent care at National and Montclair, freeing up the space for this innovative clinic,” Carlson said in the release. “We will use it to efficiently treat serious conditions, so our emergency room providers can focus on life-threatening issues.”

As the South National urgent care center closes, Mercy officials also are using some of its existing space to expand an occupational medicine clinic.

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Neil Frost

Dang, I'll miss that place, they had it together, Mercy GoHealth Urgent Care not so much. I'll probably pay to go to Cox instead.

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