Had a very pleasant healthcare experience on Saturday. Well, as pleasant as can be expected, considering that I don’t feel so great.
As much as I appreciate my military healthcare option, sometimes it just isn’t very convenient – especially on weekends, when the Malmstrom clinic is closed!
So after feeling pretty yucky for more than 24 hours, I decided to try to the (fairly) new Walk In Express on the NW side of town.
It was simple – went to the website, booked my appointment, and drove down there about 20 minutes later.
It’s a small facility, but very clean, modern, and efficient, given its purpose.
The friendly med tech screened me in, I paid the flat $89 visit fee, and got seen by a very nice, professional nurse practitioner (NPs are dear to my heart, as are PAs).
Diagnosis: basically, a double-ear infection. She prescribed me some meds, and I popped over to the pharmacy inside Albertsons right across the street, paid $52 for the 2 meds. And, of course, picked up my regular drink at SBX (thanks Taylor and Katie!) and a few snackables.
And…I was home in less than an hour. Couldn’t have been simpler or more convenient.
A+++ for Walk In Express!
The GFPD posted this on Saturday:
Public posts on Facebook over the next few hours:
Despite what some people think, this is NOT indicative of “Great Falls.” It is not normal, it is not expected, and it is absolutely shocking and heart-breaking.
The Eden Market south of Great Falls is opening…soon. They had originally planned to open this month, but apparently there is a problem regarding zoning.
I stopped by a few days ago, and remodeling is well underway:
The Eden Market is what used to be known as the Outback Market; it’s about 4 miles south of Overlook (Flag Hill) Drive on Lower River Road.
They’ve got big plans for the store: “Eden Market is your locally owned and operated neighborhood convenience store. We’re your one-stop shop for fresh groceries, sundries, and more.”
They posted on their Facebook page a few days ago: “We have some discouraging news folks. The Eden Market opening has been delayed due to a county mobile home zoning issue. The grandfathered exception has expired.”
I’m not sure what the zoning problem is, but they plan to bring the issue up at two Cascade County Commission meetings over the next few weeks.
Whatever the problem is, I hope it gets resolved – and soon. It looks like a really cool small business that would be very much appreciated by folks who live in the area.