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KU Hospital Opening Urgent Care Clinic In Sprint Center

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The University of Kansas Hospital is opening what hospital officials say is the first urgent care clinic in the downtown core of Kansas City, Mo.

Set to open on Monday, the clinic will be housed in the lobby of the Sprint Center, next to the College Basketball Experience.

In a news release, KU Hospital said the decision to open a clinic downtown was driven by the growing number of people working and living there.

Available to patients older than 6 months, the clinic will be open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additional hours might be added.

The clinic will treat routine medical matters, including asthma, allergy, cold and flu symptoms, cuts and scrapes, rashes and burns, and sprains and fractures, according to the release.

KU Hospital has been involved with the Sprint Center since it opened in October 2007, treating athletes and fans at Sprint Center sporting events.

People “deserve access to basic healthcare close to their jobs and their homes,” Bob Page, president and CEO of the hospital, said in the release.

Mike Sherry is a reporter for KCPT television in Kansas City, Mo., a partner in the Heartland Health Monitor team.

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