MCHS relocates Urgent Care clinic
By Ashleigh Plemper
Farmer Staff Writer
In an effort to free up much needed clinic space at its hospital and clinic setting, the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, Inc. (MCHS) has moved its Urgent Care operations to a new location at 525 North Main Street in Watford City on Aug. 24.
“The need for more space will, and already has, increased quality by allowing us to have a designated space that is not shared with another department,” says Sam Perry, McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, Inc. director of operations.
In the pursuit to address both the immediate quality needs as well as continued growth, Perry says the healthcare system made the decision to renovate its former clinic space in order to provide higher quality services for those looking for non-emergeny acute care in the community.
“The space was previously used as our Rural Health Clinic before we moved everything to our central campus,” Perry says.
As space has continued to be a dilemma for MCHS, Perry says the current COVID-19 pandemic has removed some of the demand from its urgent care services.
“This need is larger than what our current space could adequately cover in connection with our emergency department,” Perry says.