New Keokuk Clinic Plans Open House Nov. 28

Clinic to open for patients Dec. 3

West Burlington, Iowa, Nov. 13, 2018 – An open house for Great River Health System’s new clinic in Keokuk will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. Tours will follow from 5 to 7 p.m.

The 19,000-square foot clinic is located at 3285 Main St., Keokuk. It is four times larger than the health system’s existing clinic in the city.

“We reached the point that the size of our existing clinic was limiting the increasing services we wanted to provide to the Keokuk community,” said Matt Wenzel, president and CEO, Great River Health System. “Keokuk has been part of our service area for many years, and we are excited to open the new location and continue expanding our services.”

The health system purchased what had been called The Keokuk Clinic Jan. 1, 2012. It has grown from a practice with three internal medicine physicians to more than a dozen health care providers in nine medical specialties.

Many medical specialties offered

The new clinic has 23 examination rooms and three procedure rooms. Besides primary care, Keokuk-Great River Health System will provide:

  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Mental health
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Podiatry
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology
  • Women’s health

Physical therapy treatment will be available three days a week. Daily laboratory tests and X-rays will be performed in the clinic, as well as 3-D mammography and DEXA bone-density testing.

7-day urgent care added

A new urgent care service will be available seven days a week. An urgent care center is a walk-in clinic that provides treatment for sudden illnesses or injuries that need to be treated right away but aren’t considered emergencies. These and other symptoms will be evaluated and treated:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Cuts, burns, bites
  • Eye irritation
  • Infections
  • Moderate fever
  • Painful urination
  • Rashes
  • Runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough
  • Sprains, strains, broken bones
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

Urgent care hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“We are opening 54 weeks after our groundbreaking ceremony,” said clinic manager Ashley Thomas, RN. “It has been a busy year. We are eager to show the community what we have built.”

To make an appointment at Keokuk-Great River Health System, call 319-524-6274.