Most locals know by now that the owners of longtime barbecue restaurant Smokey Joe’s sold their building and retired. Fewer people knew that they sold to a medical clinic and even fewer knew that it would be Baptist Health Urgent Care Clinic. The press release from Baptist Health follows.
Baptist Health has announced it is opening its fourth urgent care center in Benton. The center is scheduled to open October 30th and will be located at 824 Military Rd. next to Arby’s.
Baptist Health, in a joint venture with Urgent Team, one of the Southeast’s largest independent operators of urgent and family care centers, currently has urgent care centers in North Little Rock, Bryant and Jacksonville.
“Benton is a fast-growing community and providing convenient and affordable care for urgent but non-emergency needs is a primary focus we are intent on providing throughout Arkansas,” said Troy Wells, president and CEO of Baptist Health.
Baptist Health’s expansion into urgent care provides unscheduled access to care for patients, as well as supports Baptist Health physicians who want to provide an after-hours option to their patients.
This new urgent care center will provide Benton residents urgent and family care, as well as wellness services, on a walk-in basis.
Urgent care is quicker and less expensive than an emergency room for receiving treatment for pain or conditions that are nonlife-threatening. With no appointment needed, urgent care treats patients for a variety of medical needs, including:
- Asthma and allergies Flu, colds and viral illnesses
- Bites, stings, allergic reactions
- Sprains, strains, broken bones
- Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting
- Urinary tract infections
- Ear and Eye injuries
- Skin conditions
- School, sports and wellness physicals
- Immunizations and vaccinations
This location will be open seven days a week. Most insurance plans, including TRICARE, Medicare and Medicaid, as well as cash and credit card, will be accepted.