Individuals or families in need of low-cost quality health care may find the recent offer by BYU Nursing Clinic to be just what the doctor ordered: Through the rest of the semester, which ends in mid-April, the clinic will waive all office fees for the examination and treatment of common health-care problems.
Available for students and community members with or without health insurance, the clinic will provide physical examinations and treatment of sore throats, ear infections, urinary tract infections, rashes, female health concerns, gastrointestinal problems and other common problems.The clinic also will order diagnostic tests, which carry a small fee.
After mid-April, the center will continue to offer medical services for a fraction of the cost found at most other clinics. Over the years, a typical visit to the clinic has cost between $5 and $10, said Vickie Anderson, director and family practitioner at the clinic.
To set up an appointment, call 378-7758. The clinic, located in 162 Taylor Building (1190 N. 900 East, Provo), is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hours will change during spring and summer.
"The quality of care received goes beyond the actual check-up," said Kathleen Rowell, a graduate student working toward becoming a family practitioner. "We care for and are concerned about the well-being of our patients. When someone leaves the clinic, we want them to go away both properly treated and more informed about health care.
To guarantee the best treatment possible, all patients are seen by both a graduate student and a faculty member who is either a licensed family or pediatric nurse practitioner.
"We have a great relationship with a number of community physicians and specialists who work closely with us in providing quality care," Anderson said. "With their cooperation, individuals who have more serious health problems are able to get the medical attention they need."