Total Care Medical Center was welcomed into the Dayton Chamber of Commerce Saturday, Aug. 18, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, timed to coincide with a grand opening event. People who attended were treated to a performance by Dayton High School cheerleaders, an inflatable slide for children, free steak tacos and chicken sandwiches from Bullfish of Orange, Texas, and desserts and treats inside the spacious foyer of the clinic.
The clinic, located at 101 S. Prairie St. in Dayton, opened in May and is one of three Total Care Medical Center clinics, the others being in Port Arthur and Bridge City. Angela Webb, R.N., chief operating officer, started the Port Arthur clinic two years ago.
“We’ve been working to bring this project to the city of Dayton for a year now. With everything coming to Dayton in the future, it’s an exciting time to be here. Plus, there is a need here for the clinic,” Webb said.
Dayton Community Development Corporation provided grant assistance to get the clinic up and running, Webb said.
“We’ve never had a whole city behind us and that’s impressive. To have a whole city pushing your project is amazing,” she said.
Total Care Medical Center is a multi-specialty clinic that can treat patients with routine medical needs, such as illnesses and check-ups, and offers occupational healthcare, such as drug screenings and physicals needed for employers.
The clinic has one nurse practitioner, Lindsay Mabe, but collectively Total Care has about eight nurse practitioners who will be seeing patients in Dayton as needed. Two physicians oversee all the operations, Webb said.
Some on-site lab services will be available for such illnesses as flu and strep, and urine testing. Other lab services are available but not on-site. The clinic also offers E-scribe prescriptions, which make it quicker and easier for patients to receive their medications.
No appointments are needed and walk-ins are encouraged; however, appointments can be set for people who feel more comfortable having a certain date and time.
“When you are sick, sometimes you can’t get in with your doctor because there are no spots. You can’t wait two weeks to be seen,” she said. “Here you can just come in and be seen.”
Currently the clinic is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the hours will be extended to 6 p.m. daily starting in September. Webb hopes to also open the clinic on Saturdays in the coming weeks.
To reach the clinic during business hours, call 936-257-5117. For more information on Total Care Medical Center, go online to https://tcmedicalhome.com.
By Vanesa Brashier, firstname.lastname@example.org