Med Express & Q Care

Elk Regional has long been a pioneer in new models of patient care that are designed to keep costs as low as possible. We offer cost-sensitive, convenient care for non-emergency medical conditions in two locations.

St. Marys Campus: Medical Office Building
Open 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
Closed Weekends & Holidays
(814) 788-8777


Ridgway Campus: First Floor, Side Entrance
Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days per week
Closed Holidays
(814) 788-5555

NOTE: If you or a family member is experiencing life-threatening symptoms or conditions, dial 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department immediately. Life-threatening symptoms and conditions require immediate assessment by emergency personnel and transport to the nearest emergency room and cannot be treated at our Med Express Center or at Q Care.
Our Med Express Center was the region’s first dedicated walk-in clinic. It now treats thousands of patients every year.

At the Med Express Center, patients can receive treatment for non-emergency medical conditions such as:

  • flu-like symptoms;
  • fever;
  • vomiting;
  • colds;
  • earaches;
  • sprains;
  • back pain;
  • rashes;
  • minor eye problems;
  • minor cuts and abrasions;
  • minor aches and pains;
  • bladder infections;
  • tick bites; and
  • insect or animal bites.

The Med Express Center also offers routine physicals; driver’s license physicals; sports physicals; tetanus shots; and suture removal.

Patients at the Med Express Center also have easy access to laboratory and x-ray services.

Q Care is another cost-sensitive option for outpatient treatment of non-emergency medical conditions.

Patients coming to Q Care pay the same co-pay that they would for a physician office visit. Most major insurance plans are accepted.

At Q Care, patients can receive treatment for non-emergency medical conditions such as:

  • ear aches;
  • sprains or strains;
  • minor cuts, burns, bumps, or bruises;
  • sore throats;
  • flu-like symptoms;
  • minor aches and pains; and
  • coughs, colds, and sinus problems.

Patients are referred to their family physician for any necessary follow-up care.

Patients at Q Care also have easy access to laboratory services, radiology services such as x-rays, and other ancillary services offered by the Health Center.