Carondelet Opens Two New Walk-In Clinics to Fulfill Essential Need

TUCSON, Ariz. – June 2, 2010 – If you have minor injuries, nagging aches and pains, or just feel under the weather, Carondelet Health Network has made seeking medical attention faster and easier. The Carondelet Medical Group has opened two walk-in clinics in convenient locations -- one on Tucson’s west side and one in Sahuarita. These walk-in clinics offer easy-to-access care for non-emergency illnesses or injuries without the need for an appointment.
 
Three physicians: Michael Beals, DO, Richard L. Klassen, MD, and Moira Shannon, MD and a number of other healthcare providers will serve the needs of patients in both locations on a rotating basis. “Our goal is to see patients quickly, efficiently and correctly,” says Dr. Beals, who wants to be sure the walk-in clinics leave patients with a positive experience. “That has always been my vision. We can be something different, a part of the solution to the healthcare delivery system in the Tucson area,” he said. “We will make sure patients’ concerns are addressed and try to make them smile before they leave.”
 
Beals said a visit to a walk-in clinic is an ideal “stop gap” if you are hurt or ill, but can’t see your regular primary care doctor right away. After a clinic visit, physicians encourage patients to follow-up with their regular doctors for continued care. If the patient does not have a primary care provider, the staff can suggest a Carondelet Medical Group physician who is accepting new patients in their area.
 
The Carondelet Medical Group clinics are clearly focused on high quality care and prompt service. “If you’re not doing better, give us a call. We can often take care of some issues over the phone,” Beals adds. The clinics are also organized to reduce wait times for patients. If there is a wait of an hour or more, front office staff will take a patient’s phone number and call them 15 minutes before they can be seen.

Carondelet Medical Group Walk-In Clinic Locations

 Carondelet Silverbell Walk-in Clinic 
 2500 N. Silverbell Road, Suite 100

 Hours:
 Monday through Friday -- 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 (520) 777-2288
 Carondelet Medical Group - Sahuarita
 15920 S. Rancho Sahuarita Blvd., Suite 120
 
 Hours:
 Monday through Friday -- 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(520) 777-2288
 
The two new modern offices join a network of nearly 20 Carondelet Medical Group and Carondelet Specialty Group offices situated conveniently throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona. For a complete listing of all of the Carondelet primary care locations, you may go online at www.carondelet.org/cmg

Carondelet Health Network, located in Tucson, Arizona, is a Catholic, nonprofit health care system dedicated to responding to the health care needs of Southern Arizonans. With a Mission to Heal, Carondelet was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet 130 years ago. Carondelet Health Network facilities include Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital, Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital and Tucson Heart Hospital in Tucson and Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital in Nogales, Arizona. Other Carondelet services include nearly 20 Carondelet Medical Group primary care locations, an ambulatory surgery center and various outpatient services. Carondelet Health Network is a ministry of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic, non-profit health care system. In Fiscal Year 2009, Carondelet provided over $43 million (8.1 percent of its net revenue) in Community Benefit to improve the health of our community and increase access to health care. More information about Carondelet Health Network is available at www.carondelet.org.