Centerpoint Medical Center
February 02, 2018

CareNow® Urgent Care has announced that it will open a clinic in Independence on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The public is welcome to a ribbon-cutting event at the new clinic, planned from 4 p.m. to 6 pm. The CareNow Urgent Care-Independence is located at 17700 E. 39th St. S. 

CareNow is part of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest providers of healthcare services. The urgent care network operates in 15 U.S. markets and is one of the country’s largest urgent care networks. In the Kansas City area, CareNow is affiliated with HCA Midwest Health, the Kansas City area’s leading healthcare provider. The Independence clinic will be the eighth CareNow Urgent Care in the Kansas City area. 

“As healthcare continues to evolve, consumers are looking for quality, convenient options for care and treatment,” says CareNow President Tim Miller. “In Kansas City, we are proud to partner with HCA Midwest Health, which has built its healthcare system around quality care, convenience and access for patients. CareNow is a growing part of this system.” 

CareNow physicians and other care professionals provide quick, urgent care for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries like sprains and strains, minor burns, lacerations, sore throats and flu-like symptoms, as well as physicals, vaccinations and general diagnostic and treatment services. The clinics will have X-ray and lab services onsite. 

CareNow clinics also provide occupational medicine services to local employers, including examinations and treatment of injured workers in worker’s compensation cases, pre-employment screenings and drug tests. 

“CareNow improves access to care for patients by filling the gap between primary care physicians and hospital emergency rooms, treating medical problems that need immediate attention but don’t require emergency room or hospital care,” says Mary Devers, M.D., medical director, CareNow, Kansas City.  “An excellent example is the current flu season, which hasn’t yet peaked and is hitting our region hard. Patients across the metro have been visiting CareNow urgent care clinics with flu symptoms. An additional CareNow serving Eastern Jackson County will help the influx of patients with flu symptoms get diagnosed in a timely manner.” 

As part of HCA Midwest Health in the Kansas City region, CareNow offers patients additional access to continuity of seamless, high-quality and compassionate care—from urgent care to one of the area’s seven hospitals, 10 Emergency Rooms or the region’s largest network of physicians and specialists.

CareNow Urgent Care clinics are open seven days a week, and hours extend into the evening. For more information, visit For quick and convenient care, CareNow offers online check-in.

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