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Crossroads site to host new express clinic

Opening planned for summer 2021

A clinic offering a new kind of urgent care system will open next summer on the Crossroads Mall property that’s being redeveloped as Corridor Plaza.

The new UnityPoint Health — Clinic Express will be located near First Avenue South and 29th Street.

”We are thrilled to offer this new service in Fort Dodge,” said Jennifer Crimmins, vice president of clinic operations for UnityPoint Clinic — Fort Dodge. ”The Express Care model provides fast care, X-ray on site, lab services and medications you can receive before you leave, all under one roof.”

Patients who come to the clinic will be taken to an exam room shortly after they arrive, instead of spending a lot of time at the reception desk, according to Alyssa Stanek, a spokeswoman for UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge. Those registration steps usually taken at the reception desk will be done in the exam room, she said.

A patient visit is intended to be ”30 minutes door-to-door,” she said.

Although it will be new to Fort Dodge, this express clinic model has been used successfully in Des Moines, Stanek said.

The clinic will not replace the urgent care clinic at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center, which will remain open.

The new facility will be a 3,800-square-foot building with four exam rooms.

A medical clinic has been envisioned as part of the new Corridor Plaza site since the new owner, Crossroads Plaza Development LLC, of Ankeny, announced detailed plans in March.

That development firm purchased the mall in January from Namdar Realty Group, Mason Asset Management and CH Capital, all of Great Neck, New York, for $3.3 million.

The former Sears store was demolished last November.

Demolition of the former JC Penney and Younkers stores is expected to begin this fall. Eventually, the rest of the mall will be demolished to be replaced by a complex of stores, offices, apartments, a gas station and a hotel. A 10,00-square-foot green space is envisioned for the center of the 30.1-acre site.

Construction of two new roads through the site is also expected to start this fall.

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