Meritas Health Express Open in Gladstone
The second Meritas Health Express opened May 2 in the Gladstone Hy-Vee at 7117 N. Prospect Avenue. The walk-in clinic is staffed by nurse practitioners and provides a wide range of low acuity care and services to adults and children 18 months and older. Meritas Health primary care physicians provide medical oversight.
The first clinic opened in December 2015 in the Liberty Hy-Vee. Meritas Health plans to open three additional clinics over the next two years. Meritas Health Express clinics are open 7 days per week, with the exception of Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
According to secondary research, 50% of walk-in clinic patients do not have a PCP. Meritas Health Express sends referrals for follow-up appointments to local, primary care physicians. Patients with a medical home are referred back to their PCPs and a summary note is sent to their clinic.