ExpressCare Provides After-Hours Care for Minor Medical Issues

In May 2012, Affinity Clinic opened a convenient care clinic in Tifton to serve patients with minor injuries or illnesses as a way to help decompress Tift Regional Medical Center’s emergency room. The clinic, called Affinity ExpressCare, is open seven-days-a-week and does not require appointments. 

“Affinity ExpressCare is an affordable walk-in clinic designed to match busy lifestyles,” said Josh Zapata, ExpressCare practice manager. “This clinic is ideal if a person needs to get in-and-out for a little ailment, especially during evenings or weekends.”

Affinity ExpressCare offers treatment for adults and children over the age of six months for minor conditions such as cold and flu; sinus infections; allergies; minor injuries, burns, and rashes; sore throat; sprains and strains; bronchitis; ear infections; urinary tract infections; and, other non-emergent issues. 

Under the medical direction of Affinity Clinic physicians, providers at ExpressCare include nurse practitioners Brigitte Hampton, FNP-BC, CPNP, Kim Massey, NP-C, FNP-BC, Patricia Parrish, NP-C and Lyn Parson, RN, MSN, CPNP. 

Affinity ExpressCare is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cash, credit cards and most forms of insurance are accepted. 

“The clinic is located on the first floor of the Tift Regional Medical Center West Campus and has its own entrance and waiting area, as well as convenient parking,” said Zapata. “You don’t have to be an Affinity patient to utilize this service; it is open to the general public. If you have an established relationship with a primary care physician and see us after-hours for a minor urgent problem, we will refer you back to your regular doctor for follow-up care.”

Affinity ExpressCare is located in Tifton at 2225 Highway 41 North at the crossroads of Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 41. To learn more, call 391-4080 or click here. Affinity Clinic and ExpressCare are a part of the Tift Regional Physician Group.