Memorial Hospital to open second walk-in clinic

YAKIMA VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NEWS RELEASE -- Memorial Physicians is pleased to announce preparations for a second Health Now clinic to meet the demand for convenient, top-quality health care for minor illnesses. The clinic will open in May at 3904 Terrace Heights Dr.

"We're thrilled to be able to provide this service in an area of the Yakima community with high demand for health care services," said Jennifer Garehime, Healthy Now manager for Memorial Physicians. "Healthy Now is about ensuring people have the appropriate setting for health care, and we are continuing our efforts to meet the demand for quick, convenient care."

Memorial Physicians will be leasing the clinic space, which is currently under construction, from Yakima Venture Capital LLC.

Memorial Physicians opened the first Healthy Now clinic in December at 3909 Creekside Loop. The clinic treats a variety of non-urgent illnesses and injuries that might not be serious enough for a trip to the emergency room, but still require treatment even if your own doctor is unavailable. Services offered include treatment for colds, flu, sore throats, ear aches, minor burns and sprains and strains.

Healthy Now is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday - before and after your doctor's regular business hours and on weekends. A nurse practitioner or physician assistant is on site to follow through on your care, from symptom to prescription.

The average office visit for minor illnesses is anticipated to be about 20 minutes, but because Healthy Now is a walk-in clinic, we are unable to predict exact wait times. Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments can be scheduled online in advance at

Healthy Now accepts most insurance plans and Medicare. The copayment for your specific plan will be collected during your visit. Please have your insurance card and proof of ID at the time of your visit. If you haven't met your deductible, don't have insurance or don't have a plan, we currently accept cash, credit cards, and debit cards.

For more information about Healthy Now, visit our website at