BCH Takes Over UnityPoint; After Hours Clinic Moves
As of November 1st, the UnityPoint Clinic at 120 South Story Street is officially owned and operated by Boone County Hospital (BCH). The new clinic name is Boone County Family Medicine (BCFM) North.
Physicians providing care at the clinic are Dr. Brian Mehlhaus and Dr. Trishia Filipiak. In January, BCH will welcome Dr. Alexander Kalenak to BCFM North. While BCH continues the search for one more provider, they are happy to have locum tenens (temporary physicians) Dr. Julie Heaton and Dr. Mercy Okoye in the interim working in the North Clinic.
Brian Mehlhaus, M.D.
Trishia Filipiak, M.D.
“When UnityPoint approached Boone County Hospital late last spring about leaving the community and wanting the hospital to take over the clinic, we were excited at the thought of having all of the family physicians coordinated into one group,” says Joe Smith, BCH CEO. “One coordinated group will ultimately prove to be very beneficial for the health of our clinics and our hospital.”
In addition to the new North location, BCH also owns and operates BCFM South, located at 1115 South Marshall Street in Boone, as well as the Madrid Family Practice Clinic in Madrid, and BCFM in Ogden.
To schedule an appointment with one of the providers at BCFM North, call 432-4444; at BCFM South, call 432-2335. To see a provider in Ogden, call 275-2417, and in Madrid, call 795-4300. To see a complete listing of the BCH providers, log on to www.boonehospital.com.
As of November 1st, the After Hours Clinic, which is owned and operated by BCH, moved across the street to BCFM North at 120 South Story Street. In addition, the name has changed to the Walk-in Clinic to better represent the scope of care as hours expand in January 2017. The new location will allow for much needed space. Due to the success of the After Hours Clinic, the clinic outgrew its space at BCH. Hours currently remain the same: 5 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The clinic is located on the south side of BCFM North and no appointment is necessary.