VMH Waukon Medical Clinic extended hours popular; Wait time may occur on busy nights

The Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) Medical Clinic in Waukon began offering extended hours every Monday through Thursday evening until 7 p.m. in early January.  This has been a popular option after work and school, allowing families to seek medical attention at a convenient time.

Patients are welcome to walk-in to the clinic between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. any Monday through Thursday evening, without an appointment, for acute, non-emergent needs such as the following: broken bones (other than hips or femurs), cough/cold, diarrhea, ear aches, fever, flu, minor burns, minor cuts, muscle strain, pink eye, rash/hives, removal of foreign body, sinus infection, skin infection, sore throat, urinary tract infection and vomiting.

Since this is a walk-in clinic without any scheduled appointments and some nights are busier than others, the wait time to see the provider may be longer.

“We appreciate your patience with possible longer than normal clinic wait times,” explains Laura Baxter, RN, Clinic Director.  “Since this is a walk-in clinic, we are not able to control the volume of patients who come in for care each evening.  Please know you will be cared for by our staff and provider as soon as possible. We hope you find the Veterans Memorial Hospital Waukon Clinic’s extended hours a great option for after-hours care.”

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic weekly hours are Monday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To make an appointment to see a provider at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic, call 563-568-5530, but walk-ins are welcome without an appointment from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.