Welcomes New EZ Care Manager
The EZ Care walk-in clinic, a service of Horizon Health, is now open at its permanent location along Route 1 South, across from the industrial park in Paris.
EZ Care had been operating out of a temporary, portable building since January 2017 after being relocated from Horizon Health’s main medical campus. The permanent EZ Care structure was built on land adjacent to the portable building, and has a new address of 1 Phipps Lane. The EZ Care building also houses the NAL Health Clinic, a service of Horizon Health, which is dedicated solely to NAL employees and their families.
“EZ Care has been very well received since it started as a weekend-only clinic in 2011,” said Oliver Smith, Horizon Health president & CEO. “Moving the service offsite gave us the additional space we needed at our main medical campus. It also dedicated more space to EZ Care, which proved beneficial as the service continued to grow.”
The new EZ Care includes X-ray services. Lab samples can be taken onsite, though actual testing is performed at the Paris Community Hospital lab.
EZ Care consists of the following providers:
“We thank everyone for their patience during our transition to the new facility,” said Tiffany Turner, Horizon Health’s chief nursing officer. “We are still working through some of the details that come with such a transition. But EZ Care now has a permanent home that will continue to serve our communities for years to come.”
EZ Care treats minor, non-emergency health conditions such as ear, nose, and throat infections; flu symptoms; pink eye; rashes; minor lacerations; simple fractures; and burns. Some minor procedures can be performed.
EZ Care is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 7 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. The clinic is open 362 days a year, closed only on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
About Carrie Cunningham
Carrie has more than seven years of experience as a family nurse practitioner in the Wabash Valley. She has been a registered nurse for the past 10 years. Prior to joining Horizon Health, Carrie’s work experience included urgent care, emergency medicine, family practice, and industrial health. She earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in nursing at Indiana State University.
“It’s exciting to be part of a growing service that is meeting a significant need in our community,” Carrie said. “Urgent care clinics are becoming increasingly popular. This is a great opportunity to use my experience to help improve the health and wellness of the people we serve.”
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