Mercy Health Opens Third Flu Care Clinic

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Mercy Health-Youngstown announced Friday morning that it opened its third flu care clinic to treat residents experiencing flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or body aches.

The clinic is at the Wick Primary Care Center, 330 Wick Ave., on the campus of Youngstown State University. The flu clinics are designed to evaluate and treat patients with flu-like symptoms, according to a release. Mercy recommends residents experiencing flu-like symptoms to either call their primary care provider or visit our local flu clinics.

Earlier this week, Mercy opened the first two clinics at Eisenhower Primary Care at 7341 Eisenhower Drive in Boardman and Parkman Primary Care, 1455 Parkman Road NW in Warren.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the clinics were opened to serve residents concerned about flu-like symptoms. The clinics are open to any patient, not just existing Mercy Health patients. Before visiting, patients should call 855 884 7150 for triage over the phone.

“Please note that these sites are for patients experiencing flu-like symptoms only,” Mercy stated at the time. “Due to a limitation of testing availability at our third-party lab there will be zero ability to do COVID-19 testing at this time.”

At a press conference last week, Dr. James Kravec, chief clinical officer for Mercy Health-Youngstown, made the initial announcement that these clinics would be opening.

“The emergency rooms are always busy, but we need to keep those for patients who need to be in the emergency room,” he said at the conference. “Labs are getting certified through the government for testing. And that is continuing to evolve.”

The Mercy Health COVID-19 hotline is 888 700 9011.

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