University of Kentucky has announced the opening of new UK HealthCare Fountain Court Primary and Urgent Care clinics in Lexington, Kentucky, US.

The new Fountain Court Primary Care clinic, situated near Hamburg, will increase access to primary care medicine to the whole family, including children, adults, as well as new-borns.

It will have three healthcare providers along with plans to expand, to serve approximately 35 patients each day.

The Fountain Court Urgent Care clinic will be staffed with two healthcare providers and will serve nearly 42 patients per day.

It will provide treatment for a broad range of minor illnesses and injuries, including cuts, wounds, ear infections, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, bronchitis, bites, stings, minor allergic reactions, skin issues, sprains, strains, and minor broken bones.

The clinic will also treat flu, cold and viral illnesses, minor burns and scrapes, pink eye, strep throat, and urinary tract infections.

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The established patients of UK HealthCare will have an option to schedule appointment for same-day urgent care through the UK HealthCare MyChart patient portal. This will help in preventing long waits.

UK HealthCare health affairs executive vice-president Mark Newman said: “Making health care more accessible, especially for patients in Central and Eastern Kentucky is our key goal.

“Part of our new strategic plan includes not only providing more health care options, but ensuring that this increased health care access is also more convenient for patients.

“Our Fountain Court facility is the perfect location to open these new clinics, which are supporting our increased growth in outpatient services.”