Mercy Urgent Care expands operating hours at its Columbus location

Published 12:12 pm Friday, December 30, 2022

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COLUMBUS–Mercy Urgent Care is expanding operating hours at its Columbus location beginning January 1. The clinic, located at 140 W. Mills St. in Columbus, will now be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.

“Our mission at Mercy is to make healthcare available to all those who seek it. That mission guides everything we do,” said Operations Director Aaron Styles. “Increasing our center hours in these two communities has become necessary due to recent increases in demand for care. It will result in keeping patient wait times reasonable and ensuring a high quality of care, while meeting the higher demand.”

Mercy Urgent Care is Western North Carolina’s only local, independent, nonprofit urgent care network, with four locations in Buncombe County and one each in Haywood, Polk, Transylvania and Yancey counties. Mercy Urgent Care treats non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses such as cuts, strains and sprains, broken bones, ear infections, sinus pain, flu, mild allergies, digestive issues, animal bites and minor burns. 

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Other services offered at Mercy Urgent Care include telemedicine visits, COVID-19 tests, mental health, physical therapy, standard medical examinations and screenings and assessments, including those required by educational institutions, employers and the Department of Transportation. A complete list of services offered can be found at


Mercy Urgent Care has served more than 1.5 million patients in Western North Carolina. Donations to not-for-profit Mercy Urgent Care’s Catherine McAuley Mercy Foundation enable care throughout WNC — providing charity care locally as well as sending medical supplies internationally. More information about the organization and all locations can be found at


Submitted by Keely Knopp