(The following is a press relase from Physicians Quality Care.)
Physicians Quality Care (PQC) opened its doors in Jackson this morning with three completely separate, self-contained clinics to isolate non-infectious primary care and occupational medicine visits, COVID-19 concerns, and other non-COVID illnesses and injuries. Each clinic has its own entrance, waiting area, and exam rooms at PQC’s Jackson location on Pleasant Plains Extended.
“Our goal is to limit the spread of disease, treat the sick, and prevent exposing healthy patients to COVID-19 or other illnesses,” said Dr. Jimmy Hoppers, CEO. “The COVID-19 pandemic is serious, but we still need to treat chronic medical conditions, injuries and non-COVID-related illnesses, and meet the needs of our OCCMed patients.”
Primary Care and OCCMed patients now enter the clinic through its new addition on the north side of the clinic. No infections of any kind are seen in this area, which is completely separate from other areas of the clinic.
Patients who do not have fever, cough or shortness of breath, and have not been directly exposed to anyone with a documented COVID-19 infection, or who have sustained an injury that needs evaluation, will continue to come in through the regular Urgent Care entrance. Before approaching the front desk or taking a seat in the waiting room, however, staff will ask a few questions and quickly check their temperature, again, for their safety and the safety of others.
Patients who do have fever, cough or shortness of breath, have been exposed to a documented coronavirus case or feel they may have the virus, can call 731-984-8400 for information on how to be seen. They can also call from the clinic’s parking lot.
They will receive specific instructions and will enter through the former Primary Care and Physical Therapy doors. From there, they will be taken directly to a private exam room. They will not be required to wait in a public waiting area and will be kept isolated from other patients and staff not specifically treating potential COVID-19 patients.
Physicians Quality Care is also now offering telemedicine services for patients who are either unable or unwilling to make the trip to the doctor.
Physicians Quality Care opened in 2008 as a unique approach to treating urgent, acute care patients and those needing primary care. The clinic is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. For more information or to check in online, visit www.physiciansqualitycare.com.
“We’re all in this together,” said Hoppers. “The community has trusted Physicians Quality Care for healthcare since 2008, and we’re not about to let you down now.”