Once the idea was in place, it didn’t take long for the first Super Clinic to pop up. By December 2020, the first clinic was live in Nixa. Within a week, another Super Clinic opened in Ozark. Then by the end of January, the Monet Super Clinic was live. Now, CoxHealth is building a Super Clinic in Springfield at the corner of Battlefield and 65. that is set to open in early 2022.
From an administrative perspective, the new clinics are already helping with recruiting. “We will have added three physicians to the Ozark clinic by 2022,” Shamel says, “and we’re doing the same in Nixa.” But how does the new clinic model look in the eyes of a physician? “Providers and staff have noted the benefits of this model,” says Kaye Jarrell, manager at the CoxHealth Ozark Clinic. “It’s easy coordinating care and communicating with one another to optimize care of patients as they utilize the various resources offered in our building. We’re striving to make our facility a true health care home for area patients.”
Even just by looking at the numbers, it seems the new Super Clinic model is working. Shamel says that since January 2021, 11,000 unique patients have visited the primary care clinics. That accounts for 25,000 visits. The new clinics have also allowed CoxHealth to bring on more staff.
Shamel says there are four physicians and four advance practice providers at the Nixa clinic who specialize in adult and pediatric primary care and six physicians and six advanced practice providers will join the Springfield clinic.
The clinics are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The Super Clinics are also open to walk-ins. “The goal is to treat patients and get them back to their normal lives,” Shamel says. “We believe speed of access allows for better care.”