A new Derby urgent care clinic called MedExpress opens Wednesday and will offer free sports physicals for the next two weeks, with no appointments needed.
“It’s a great way for us to introduce ourselves to the community,” Neal Corwell, center manager of MedExpress Urgent Care Center, said about the free sports physicals.
The urgent care clinic is at 2001 N. Rock Road, across from the Derby Marketplace, and will be open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with no appointments necessary. The free sports physicals are available through July 20.
The 4,800-square-foot facility has eight exam rooms, one of which can be used for small procedures, such as stitches, along with an X-ray room, nurse station and waiting room and intake area.
MedExpress is a national urgent care company based in West Virginia and Pennsylvania with clinics in 19 states.
It plans to open two more Wichita locations in September or October on the south and west sides of the city.
The national MedExpress website also lists locations in Salina and Lawrence, with an upcoming location in Topeka.
Corwell said the company picked Derby as its first Wichita-area location because a demographics study found the area suited business and patient needs.
The clinics offer X-rays, IVs, labs, minor surgery and stitches, treatment for broken bones, sprains and strains as well as sports and pre-employment physicals, routine checkups, immunizations, tobacco-cessation programs and drug screenings.
“We work in partnership with primary care providers and ERs,” Corwell said. “We’re here to supplement what they’re doing.”
MedExpress says it accepts most major insurance companies. Visit Medexpress.com for a list of all health services.