Eldorado Resorts Opens Family Medical Center
How does getting medical care without leaving work sound to you? Seeing a doctor will soon be very convenient for thousands of northern Nevadans.
Eldorado Resorts Properties teamed up with Activate Healthcare to open a family medical center inside the Circus Circus on the corner of Sixth and West Streets.
All full-time employees of the Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus can pop in to see a doctor for general health care needs. The nearly 4,500 square-foot clinic includes three exam rooms, a pharmacy and patient resource center. Patients will not have to wait weeks to see a doctor either; they are guaranteed an appointment within 24-hours. "We’re trying to get people out of the emergency rooms and into their primary physicians which will create a healthier environment, which will be a healthier employee, which will be a healthier family and community,” explains Cindy Carano, the Executive Director of Community Relations for Eldorado Resorts, Inc.
Kara Player adds, "If I'm not feeling well, I probably wouldn't pop out to the doctor if it took me two hours, but having this available to me in a five-minute walk - I will certainly be coming down here.” The Eldorado Director of Regional Sales adds she will encourage all her employees to take advantage of the convenient and free service, too.
Insured employees will have access to doctor’s visits, flu shots and lab work without co-pays, as well as complimentary generic prescriptions. They can bring in covered dependents, too, if their child is at least three years old. Dr. Kori Singleton will lead the group of providers. She says this model of health care will allow her to get to know and spend time with her patients. "I had never heard of this model of health care. It's revolutionary really. It's exciting to be part of it because health care really does need to look at another way of providing care to bring down costs."
The family medical clinic will open May 30th. Projected hours of operation are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.