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MedExpress to open two neighborhood medical centers in Illinois

COLLINSVILLE — MedExpress will open two neighborhood medical centers in Illinois on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

The centers, in Collinsville at 515 Belt Line Road and Quincy at 326 N. 24th St., are the company’s third and fourth locations in Illinois. MedExpress plans additional centers in Normal and O’Fallon during the remainder of the year, with an additional location in Peoria planned for 2017.

Both centers will offer two weeks of free flu shots for patients ages 9 and up from Nov. 9 to 22.

“MedExpress is committed to increasing access to high-quality, convenient, affordable care – one patient at a time,” said Linda Kline, Area Manager for Illinois, MedExpress. “Our two new centers in Collinsville and Quincy are our next steps in helping Illinois patients access and receive health care – when and where they need it. We’re honored to join the community and to help families, patients and employees get the great care they deserve.”

MedExpress centers are open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with no appointments necessary, offering a convenient option for consumers with immediate health care needs. The centers offer walk-in treatment for everyday illness and injury through its urgent care services, which include more advanced offerings such as X-rays, IVs, labs, minor surgery, stitches and treatment for sprains and broken bones. MedExpress also offers basic wellness services such as sports physicals, routine physicals, immunizations and tobacco cessation counseling. In addition, MedExpress offers employer health services such as workers’ compensation, injury care and pre-employment screenings and physicals.

MedExpress centers accept most major insurances and offer affordable pricing for those without insurance. Centers are staffed by a full medical team, which includes customer service representatives, nurses, providers and radiologic technologists. As a neighborhood medical center and community health care partner, MedExpress can help refer patients, when necessary, within the broader health care system, including referrals to specialists, primary care physicians and hospitals.

MedExpress will hold a ribbon-cutting celebration and open house at the Collinsville center on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from noon to 2 p.m., the day before the center opens to serve patients. The event will include tours with MedExpress medical staff. The open house event is open to the public.

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