The open house was held this past Friday and offered visitors a look at the new facility, as well as food and activities.
Dr. Jeremy Parsons, a physician at the clinic, said he and the two other doctors, along with a nurse practitioner, taking patients have been seeing an average of about 60 to 70 people a day, with many of those in the evenings.
“We are basically operating from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. now that we have a doctor here in the evenings,” Parsons said Friday. The after-hours care is offered from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
The facility is equipped with offices for attending physicians with patient rooms in both wings, as well as a rehabilitation center and a fully equipped radiology lab.
In the main lobby, Parsons pointed out what will soon be the clinic’s new pharmacy adjacent to the waiting area.
During the festivities Friday afternoon and early evening, food was served and games were offered, in addition to live music for what Highlands referred to as Family Fun Night.
The clinic is located along U.S. 23 across from Gearheart Communications.
Officials from Highlands Health System, the clinic and members of the community listened as Highlands CEO Bud Warman and Board Chairman Burl Wells Spurlock spoke during remarks about the hospital’s commitment of “bringing outstanding healthcare to the people of the service area.”