Governor Jim Doyle cut the ribbon at the new Madison Urgent Care Clinic Sunday.
The clinic will be open seven days a week to walk–in patients, and will serve patients with medical needs, considered urgent but not life–threatening.
Supporters say the clinic will limit the lines in local emergency rooms, reduce costs to Dane County, and help give low–income residents access to health care.
Doyle says, “I'm very appreciative that those who have started this clinic have made it clear that they will accept health insurance, but that they will also see patients without health insurance. This is exactly the kind of thing we need to be doing to make sure that health care is accessible to people.”
The clinic will open its doors to patients later this week, and will be open on evenings and weekends.