Go from Check up to Check out
Bon Secours Virginia Health System opened its first Bon Secours FastCare location in the MARTIN’S Food Market on Midlothian Turnpike this spring and plans to open its second FastCare clinic in the near future. Bon Secours FastCare provides convenient, affordable patient care for those in need of non-emergency medical services including vaccinations, screenings and acute illness visits.
Located in the MARTIN’S at 200 Charter Colony Parkway in Midlothian, the clinic serves the surrounding communities of Midlothian and Powhatan. The convenient care clinic has seen success in its first months and will be expanding its hours and lowering its out of pocket cost for people without insurance to accommodate more patients.
Effective June 1, the Bon Secours FastCare clinic will expand its hours to Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The FastCare clinic is equipped to treat acute illnesses and minor injuries and perform basic labs, screenings, vaccinations and physical exams on a walk-in basis.
“We are thrilled to expand our quality and compassionate care to a new community through this convenient care facility,” said Robert Fortini, chief clinical officer for Bon Secours Medical Group. “What we can offer is much more than what you can find at any other convenient care clinic in the area. Bon Secours FastCare is accessible, affordable and the same name that you know and trust.”
The clinic accepts all major forms of insurance including Medicaid and non-insured patients. For insured patients, their primary care office visit copay applies. Effective June 1, an office visit is just $40 including basic labs for patients who have a high deductible plan or no insurance. Sports physicals are $20 for patients paying out of pocket. Bon Secours patients will benefit from the use of electronic medical records (EMRs) that can be safely shared with their Bon Secours physicians, while new patients may benefit from physician referrals. As the first health system in the area to enter the convenient care industry, Bon Secours offers a smooth and easy transition for its patients and those who may benefit from establishing a relationship with a local primary care physician. This is the first local convenient care model where EMRs are available and being used.
“Healthy choices begin at the supermarket for many of our customers, which is why MARTIN’S has a strong commitment to providing a variety of choices, services and products to assist with customers’ health and wellness goals,” said John MacDonald, director of marketing and external communications, MARTIN’S. “Partnering with Bon Secours on the greater Richmond area’s first FastCare clinic complements our current offerings and provides customers with convenient and affordable care for common illnesses and minor ailments.”
This FastCare location is led by nurse practitioner, Philip Masterson, who will be joined by Berna Seabrook, NP, as of June 1. Philip Masterson is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He received his doctorate from George Mason University and is a certified health fitness specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine.
“Bon Secours FastCare offers competitive hours and low out of pocket costs with the familiarity of local health system. The availability of electronic medical records sets us apart from other clinics and enhances the continuum of care for our patients,” said Masterson. “It is great to have this facility in a grocery story, where patients can receive quick care for illnesses or can catch up on physicals or vaccines without taking much time out of their busy days.”
Bon Secours and MARTIN’S will hold an open house for the clinic on Thursday June 4, from 11 a.m. to noon at the FastCare clinic. Representatives from Bon Secours and MARTIN’Swill offer brief remarks, and refreshments, giveaways and tours will be offered to attendees.
For more information about Bon Secours FastCare, visit http://goodhelpdocs.com/practice/1012-bon-secours-fastcare.