State-of-the-art clinic marks the 12th CareNow serving Kansas City

Independence, MO — CareNow® Urgent Care announced the opening of the Independence West clinic at 4179 Sterling Ave. in Independence, Mo. Part of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest providers of healthcare services, CareNow operates more than 200 urgent care locations across the country. CareNow is also a part of HCA Midwest Health, the Kansas City area’s largest healthcare provider.

The Independence West CareNow is the second clinic to serve the community. The first Independence CareNow, which opened in Feb. 2018, is located at 17700 E 39th Street.

“Like many communities in the area, Independence is experiencing tremendous growth and increasingly people want to access healthcare services closer to where they live, work and play,” said HCA Midwest Health President Keith Zimmerman. “The addition of this second urgent care clinic in Independence complements our already robust healthcare network, and helps us provide more convenient access to high-quality, compassionate healthcare for our patients in the community.”

CareNow Urgent Care clinics offer quick care for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, such as sprains and strains, minor burns, coughs, sore throats and flu-like symptoms — as well as physicals, vaccinations, general diagnostics and check-ups. The clinics 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 also provides flu shots, just in time for the flu season.

“We are pleased to add another healthcare asset to the growing Independence community,” said CareNow Urgent Care Medical Director Mary Devers, MD. “Like our 11 CareNow Urgent Care locations throughout the region, the Independence West clinic provides expanded parking, increased clinical space and allows CareNow physicians and staff to provide an enhanced patient experience. CareNow treats non-emergent medical problems that can develop unexpectedly and require immediate attention, complementing services provided by primary care physicians and hospital emergency rooms. Whether it’s a minor injury or an illness, patients want immediate, convenient care and we designed the clinic with this in mind.”

CareNow services include family medicine, on-site lab work and X-rays, occupational medicine, physical exams, flu shots, sports physicals and COVID testing. With Virtual Care, patients can see a highly qualified provider from the safety and convenience of their home. Walk-ins are welcome and patients can save time by using Web Check-In® at to wait at home or anywhere until it’s time to see their provider.

Additional CareNow Urgent Care locations in the Kansas City area include Belton, Blue Springs, Independence on E. 39th St., Lee’s Summit, Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park North on Antioch Road, Overland Park in Corbin Park, Prairie Village, Raytown, and State Line Road. CareNow urgent care locations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, visit the CareNow website.