Gerber Memorial opens walk-in clinic in Fremont, giving patients an added option for healthcare
FREMONT– Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial has a new Convenient Care Walk-in Clinic in Fremont, adding to the walk-in option already available at the Gerber Memorial Convenient Care Walk-In Clinic in Newaygo. Convenient Care is a clinic where people who feel ill or have minor injuries – but don’t require emergency care – can get immediate attention without an appointment.
The newly opened Convenient Care Walk-In Clinic in Fremont is located at 204 West Main Street. The Fremont Walk-In clinic is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Convenient Care addresses a critical need for immediate care services in Newaygo County,” said Mary O’Callaghan, DO,Division Chief, Regions, Spectrum Health Medical Group. “We are excited to open a Convenient Care location in Fremont where families can walk in for their health needs without having to wait for an appointment, and we’re pleased to offer this option in Fremont in addition to our Convenient Care location in Newaygo. Our goal is to identify and meet our community’s health needs, and access to medical care is at the top of that list. Convenient Care is one of the main ways we can address convenient access to care for patients in Newaygo County and beyond.”
Convenient Care Walk-In Clinics are designed to assist existing patients, new patients and visitors, regardless of insurance status and primary care provider. The clinic provides follow-up information back to each patient’s primary care physician if there is one, or offers the opportunity to receive primary care services from Spectrum Health if a patient has no primary physician.
The opening of the Fremont clinic marks the sixth Spectrum Health Convenient Care to be implemented, joining locations in Greenville, Ludington, Ionia, Newaygo and Reed City.
The Newaygo Convenient Care clinic is located at 211 West Pine Lake Drive in Newaygo, and is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dr. O’Callaghan said the Fremont and Newaygo walk-in clinics will improve access in three significant ways:
The Fremont clinic phone number is 231.924.1800. The Newaygo clinic phone number is 231.652.1631.