A whole new level of care is coming to Eldon.
Lake Regional Clinic – Eldon has a brand new two-story, 20,000-square-foot addition, located at 416 S. Maple St. With the new space, Lake Regional is adding several specialists and opening a retail pharmacy while continuing to provide family medicine, pediatrics, Express Care and rehabilitation therapies.
To celebrate the expansion of services, Lake Regional will host a community open house at the Eldon clinic 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Attendees will tour the newly expanded facility and meet the Lake Regional providers offering primary and specialty care in Eldon. Lake Regional staff will be on-site providing free health screenings, plus there will be a free hot dog lunch (beginning at 11 a.m.), a free T-shirt for the first 200 guests, a car seat check station and activities for children.
"We are excited about our expansion of health care services in Eldon and look forward to celebrating with the Eldon community," said Kevin McRoberts, senior vice president of Operations at Lake Regional Health System. "This expansion is an opportunity for us to make health care more convenient and accessible to many of our current patients, as well as to connect with new patients in the Eldon area who can benefit from Lake Regional's services."
Primary care in Eldon includes family medicine and pediatrics. The primary care clinic is being expanded and relocated to the new addition, accessible from Maple Street. Express Care — which offers walk-in, nonemergency care through the evening and on weekends — is moving into the space previously occupied by primary care, accessible from Business 54. The rehabilitation therapies clinic is in its original location but has an updated lobby and check-in area for patients. Rehabilitation therapies available in Eldon include cardiopulmonary rehab, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and aquatics.
Already, Lake Regional specialists from orthopedics, sleep medicine and women's health see patients in Eldon. In September, the specialist offerings also will include ENT and audiology; cardiology; general surgery; and full-time women's health coverage. The OB-GYN services range from routine gynecological care to expert pregnancy support — with ultrasound services available on-site.
"We will have four women's health providers caring for patients in Eldon — Drs. Mona Afrassiab, Loraine Nolla and Becky Watson and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Megan Ray," McRoberts said. "There is a great need for women's health services in Eldon, and Lake Regional will offer personalized care for women of all ages."
The new Lake Regional Pharmacy – Eldon is another point of pride. Not only is it conveniently located in the same building where patients receive their care but it also will provide Eldon with its first drive-through pharmacy window. And like Lake Regional's other four pharmacies, Eldon will offer online refills and free prescription delivery to much of Camden, Miller and Morgan counties. Lifelong Eldon resident Whitney Lodge, PharmD, will be the pharmacist in charge.
Lake Regional Pharmacy – Eldon will open Friday, Sept. 1. Other services to be located in the new addition will open Tuesday, Sept. 5.
For more details on the Aug. 26 community open house, visit www.lakeregional.com/EldonOpenHouse. To learn more about the services provided at Lake Regional Clinic – Eldon, visit www.lakeregional.com/EldonClinic. The page also has videos providing a behind-the-scenes look at construction, as well as videos of Lake Regional leaders sharing the vision for Eldon.