New Health Care Clinic at Rockhurst University Serves Community

Rockhurst University, in partnership with HCA Midwest Health System, has opened University District Medical Care, a new 3,622 square foot clinic on the university campus that will serve the broader community. The public is invited to a clinic grand opening scheduled for 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 5151 Troost, Suite 200.

The development of the medical clinic came after plans for the new university parking garage were designed to include storefronts to house retail or services to benefit neighbors as well as the campus community. The inclusion of a medical clinic is consistent with the university’s core value of “cura personalis,” or care for the whole person, and its commitment to serve the surrounding community.

Matthew Quick, Ph.D., dean of students and vice president for student development and athletics, said staying healthy was important for students to be successful in school, and healthy people make for a better community.

“Close proximity to trusted health care professionals is something parents of our students have indicated is important to them – especially given the distance some students are from their parents and family physicians,” Quick said. “We’re pleased that the University and our neighbors can all benefit from this important resource that is a lot less expensive than an emergency room visit or hospital stay.”

The Troost Avenue clinic is conveniently located on the MAX bus line and has easy access to parking to make it more inviting to the community. It accepts insurance plans from most major carriers.

The new facility is equipped to be used as a walk-in facility treating general illnesses and injuries. Inside, health care providers will have access to an x-ray machine and be able to perform basic lab work.

“We want to take care of life’s little nuisances: coughing, sneezing, aches and pains,” said Dr. Mark Martin, who will be one of the health care providers overseeing the clinic.

The grand opening will feature tours, refreshments and health-related giveaways, with brief remarks from the Rev. Thomas B. Curran, president of Rockhurst University, and Martin to begin around 3:30 p.m.

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