TO YOUR HEALTH
C. Scott Campbell
Pysicians Regional Healthcare System continues to move forward with plans to open a new “walk-in” center on Marco Island no later than January, 2013. The “walk-in” clinic is one component of the 8,200 square foot presence being developed.
Located at the Shops of Marco on the corner of Barfield and San Marco, the new medical center will include a “walk-in” clinic, physical therapy/rehab services, primary care physicians, and medical/surgical specialists.
This initiative by Physicians Regional Healthcare Systems is designed to meet the demonstrated growing demand for immediate care. Though we have a very positive relationship with existing physicians on the Island, our goal is to assure all residents have additional access without having to leave the Island. Plus, our local economy depends on part-time inhabitants, tourists, and guests—each of whom deserve to know their days in our community do not come at the risk of diminished access to health care.
In addition to assisting those who may not have a primary care physician, our new clinic will also provide a great benefit to the local business community and the thousands of employees who venture onto the Island each day. In particular, the walk-in services provide an important medical alternative for those who work on Marco and live elsewhere. To anyone who has ever tried to juggle their work schedule with their health care needs, the convenience of a walk-in service option should prove to be quite helpful.
Physicians Regional Healthcare System has already opened several similarly styled clinics. The new Marco clinic comes with the added benefit of being modeled on the many other successful outpatient facilities already in our system. Due to the presence of the Physicians Regional Medical Group, we also have the ability to rotate specialists to further support this state-of-the-art facility.
It is important to note, as is the case with all clinics of this nature, those facing a true medical emergency should always dial 911. The Emergency Room at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard is located just a few minutes north of Marco and proudly boasts patient-satisfaction standards that hold a leading status in Southwest Florida.
This new clinic serves as additional proof of our ongoing commitment to the day-to-day medical needs of the residents of Marco Island, Goodland, Isles of Capri and the surrounding areas.
As new information is available regarding physicians, staff, and services, the citizens of Marco and vicinity will be the first to know. After all, this clinic is coming here just for you.
C. Scott Campbell is CEO, Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Collier Boulevard. You may reach him by contacting [email protected]