AMGS Temporarily Adjust Clinic Hours

posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in COVID-19

Effective immediately, Avera Medical Group Spencer (AMGS) has temporarily adjusted clinic hours. The clinic is open each weekday from 8 AM – 5 PM, with afternoon Quick Care hours until 5 PM. On Saturdays, Quick Care services will be open from 8 – 11 AM. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all visits are by appointment only.

“During the week, we offer three distinct clinic services,” explained Nate McCormick, clinic manager. These include:

Virtual appointments which are conducted online between a provider and patient;
An in-person respiratory clinic which uses a separate entrance for anyone experiencing respiratory illness type symptoms such as a cough, shortness of breath or fever;
In-person appointments for non-respiratory issues

McCormick encouraged anyone with a health concern to call the clinic. “We’ve heard stories that some people are avoiding calling their physician’s office, thinking we’re only providing care for emergencies or patients who have Covid-related symptoms. We don’t want people to put off their health issues that we can address today. Call us and our health teams can determine if an in-person or online appointment is best, or if the need for a visit can be delayed for a short period of time, which is typically appointments such as routine physicals when no health concerns are present.”

McCormick added: “During our Saturday Quick Care services, our healthcare team is available to see patients with health concerns which feel urgent, yet are not an emergency. For example, patients with health issues such as low-grade fevers, bothersome earaches and sore throats. Quick care does not replace the emergency room for critical care nor does it take the place of routine appointments and more comprehensive scheduled exams with a patient’s physician.”

Avera Medical Group Spencer is a family practice group which includes 12 physicians trained in family medicine and seven family medicine advance practice providers. To call for an appointment at AMGS dial (712) 264-3500.