JEROME, Idaho — North Canyon Medical Center has continued its expansion into the Magic Valley by opening its new Jerome clinic. North Canyon already has two other clinics in Buhl and Twin Falls.
The new clinic is in Heritage Plaza at Crossroads Point and will prioritize quick care and pediatrics.
"For well-child checks, they would come in for coughs and colds. Flu season, we'll be doing COVID testing as respiratory season starts to come around. Vaccines, and we even do some outpatient procedures as well," says Dr. Ryan Turner, the new clinic's pediatrician.
For quick care, North Canyon partnered up with Physicians Immediate Care in Twin Falls to assist in treating issues that need to be dealt with as soon as possible.
"We treat the very young to the very old. From your pink eye's, your sore throats, we're going to have X-ray on sight so we will be able to do some orthopedic care. There is going to be a procedure room for lacerations, ingrown toenail," said co-owner of Physicians Immediate Care Johnathan Pittard.
Although the primary focus will be on pediatrics and quick care, the clinic will offer other resources that stem from what patients can receive at the main campus in Gooding.
"We'll also have our general surgeon, Dr. Nicolas Hayes. Dr. Cory Bates, our urologist, will be joining us. Dr. Kyle Grooms, a hand surgeon and then Dr. Toby Anderton and Mitch Robinson from our Twin Falls clinic, will also be covering patients here as well," said J'Dee Adams, North Canyon's CEO.
The clinic will also provide an addiction rehabilitation service that will occupy the second and third floors, but that's not expected to ready until sometime in November.
There will be 15 employees working in the new clinic, with some coming from within North Canyon. Those numbers are expected to grow as more of the clinic becomes accessible.
The plan to expand to Jerome has been in the works for a couple of years and having to fight through COVID to build the facility has a lot of those involved eager to serve the area.
"With the expansion of healthcare in the Magic Valley, it gives people options, and our goal here at North Canyon is to be their first option," said Turner.
"We just really believe in the service and the care that we give, and it makes it that much more exciting to be able to expand from the Twin into the Jerome area," said Pittard
"Ultimately, it's awesome to be seeing the team come together, and we look forward to being able to take care of the patients," said Adams.
Clinic hours for pediatrics will be Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The quick care is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.