SIOUX CITY | Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City and Hy-Vee, Inc. will open Mercy Express Care at the Hy-Vee store on Hamilton Boulevard.

Mercy Clinics Express Care providers can diagnosis and treat illnesses such as influenza, strep/sore throat, sinus infection, bronchitis, diarrhea, urinary tract infection and skin infections/rashes.

Basic health screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and tuberculosis are available, as well as vaccines for pertussis, tetanus and pneumonia. The clinic is staffed by an advanced practice provider who sees patients ages 18 months and older on a walk-in basis. Providers are qualified to write prescriptions, if needed, and always provide patients with information and next steps for seeking additional medical care. Illnesses requiring more advanced and focused treatment are referred to a primary care physician for evaluation and follow-up.

"We are looking forward to collaborating with Hy-Vee to offer high-quality, integrated care with much-needed, convenient health care services to the Siouxland community," said Matt Robins, Mercy's marketing director. "This new Express Care location allows patients to easily access medical treatment with minimal interruption in their daily routines."