Monday – Friday 9 am – 7 pm
Saturday – Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
Located Inside of Geary Community Hospital
1106 St. Mary’s Rd.
MAB I, Suite 105
Junction City, KS 66441
It is best to access AlphaCare through the ER entrance. Park in the front parking lot north of the hospital, go through the ER entrance and follow the signs. All other entrances are locked during the late evenings and weekends.
What is AlphaCare?
AlphaCare is the extended-hours rural health clinic owned and operated by Geary Community Hospital. It is designed to give residents of Geary County and the surrounding communities better access to great, affordable healthcare at convenient times.
The healthcare providers at AlphaCare should not be considered a replacement for your regular primary-care provider, but as an alternative when he or she is not available. This clinic is also a great place to go for the treatment of your minor injuries and illnesses during the evening and weekend hours.
When seeking care at AlphaCare, you will be treated by a physician assistant or nurse practitioner under the management of a board-certified family practice physician.
For the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries such as:
- Ear Aches
- Sore Throats
- Insect Bites
- Small Cuts
- Muscle Strains
- Minor Infections
When you seek treatment during the evening or weekend you may be faced with the choice of going to AlphaCare or going to the Emergency Department. You will need to determine the severity of your illness or injury before asking for treatment. Hospital staff cannot make that decision for you.
If you have severe conditions such as major trauma injuries, chest pains or broken limbs, please go directly to the Emergency Department (ER). If you have minor injuries and illnesses such as those listed to the left, please proceed to AlphaCare.
If you decide to go to AlphaCare and the medical staff determines that the ER is the more appropriate care setting, you will be taken to the ER. However, if you choose to go to the ER for treatment, you are triaged by a nurse who then makes a determination in what order you will be seen — depending on the severity of the other patients. The ER will not triage a patient and then send them to AlphaCare.
Remember, this is a decision that you must make before asking for treatment.
What are the advantages to using AlphaCare?
You will find that there are several advantages to using AlphaCare including:
Lower Cost. Whether you have insurance or not, you will find that using AlphaCare may save you money. Most insurance companies have a much higher co-pay for the emergency department. Because AlphaCare’s base charges are much lower than the ER your total charges will be less as well.
For the uninsured, the lower base charges mean the same to you — a much lower medical bill than in the ER, less of an obligation, and less worries.
Shorter Wait Times. When you go to the ER with a minor illness or injury you are seen after all of the patients with more severe conditions. Even if you have already been waiting for a long period of time, if a more severe case arrives you will have to continue to wait. AlphaCare only sees minor illnesses and injuries ensuring a more even flow of patient care and reducing your time in the waiting room.
You can make appointments. Although walk-ins are more than welcome in the clinic, you can make appointments to be seen in AlphaCare. This is a great advantage when you are unable to leave work and you or your child need to be seen. You can easily make an appointment with AlphaCare later in the evening to get the treatment that you need.