By Nathaniel Bott
Clinton County Chatter Staff Reporter
ST. JOHNS — The Ouch Urgent Care in Southpoint Mall has been operating now for just over two months after moving into the location previously occupied by a Save-A-Lot store. In February, the Clinton County Medical Center moved next door, allowing Ouch Urgent Care to start offering their full range of services.
In addition, the Clinton County Medical Center, which moved just across the parking lot, hopes to add improvements and additional upgrades to their new building.
The medical center was previously operating in the Southpoint Mall for 25 years, servicing somewhere around 200 patients per day. According to the center, they offer a variety of health services, including urgent care, physical therapy, laboratory and diagnostic services, and even have a weight loss program.
The success of the Ouch Urgent Care relieves some stress for the CCMC, which was previously opened for extra hours to treat any urgent care patients who belonged to the medical center. It also takes a strain off of the Sparrow Clinton Hospital, as people with minor injuries or illnesses are no longer going to the emergency room for care.
According to Sparrow Hospital, reasons to go to an urgent care center, if a primary care physician is unavailable, include everything from earaches and minor cuts to colds, coughs, and sore throats.
The Ouch Urgent Care is located at 1005 S. US Route 27 in the Southpoint Mall in St. Johns. Current hours are Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.