My Care Walk-in Clinic at FMP&S
It's Saturday morning and you wake up with a terrible sore throat or you pick your child up from school at 3:00 p.m. and they are running a temperature. These are concerns that could send you into panic mode, but now that Fort Madison Physicians and Surgeons offers an extended hours Walk-in Clinic you have the option of receiving health care when you need it the most.
My Care, the Walk-in Clinic at FMP&S was established to offer guests the convenience of receiving health care when it best fits their schedule.
My Care is open
Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Located in the FMP&S Main Clinic. No appointment is necessary. Open to patients of all ages.
My Care Walk-in Clinic at FMP&S is professionally staffed by certified Family Nurse Practitioners, Amy Wallis, Nichole Francis, and Nicki Gellatly.
Amy Wallis is no stranger to FMCH; having worked here for eight years prior to moving from the area in 2005. Wallis is excited to be back at FMCH and especially part of the My Care Walk-in Clinic. She expressed, "I enjoy working with patients of all ages. Every patient that I see may have a different need at that point in time. I like not knowing what my day will bring. It is rewarding to help patients improve their health at a time that is convenient to them."
Wallis believes that, "Optimum health may have a different meaning for each individual. I feel my purpose is to provide patients with the education and tools that may enable them to reach their preferred state of health. Good nutrition, remaining active, and surrounding yourself with a support system of friends and family are just some of the ways to reach this goal." Wallis received her Master of Nursing degree from Graceland University.
Nichole Francis received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing with a Genetics focus from the University of Iowa. She went on to attain her Post Masters certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Allen College in Waterloo.
Francis comes from a family rich in health care service. Both her mother and grandmother are nurses and her maternal grandfather was a small town obstetrician. Growing up where health care was discussed at the dinner table, the decision to enter the health care field was easy. Francis is also a self-proclaimed genetics geek. Francis enjoys working with her patients and has this to say about providing care in the My Care Walk-in Clinic, "It is rewarding to work with a variety of patients while guiding them to find the proper care for their immediate needs. This position will provide me with a rich learning experience and being at FMCH allows me a wonderful opportunity to practice in a supportive environment where quality of care is a top priority."
Nicki Gellatly attended Southeastern Community College where she received her Associate Nursing Degree and then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science of Nursing from Blessing University and her Master’s of Science of Nursing from Graceland University.
Gellatly was employed by Fort Madison Community Hospital in primary patient care and nurse management prior to completing her Nurse Practioner education. Gellatly resides in Fort Madison with her husband Chris.
“I am excited about doing hands on patient care and making a difference in my patient’s lives.”, expressed Gellatly.
“Her experience in primary patient care and her dedication to their good health reflects FMCH’s mission to provide high quality, compassionate care,” expressed Jim Platt, CEO, FMCH.
My Care Walk-in Clinic is available to treat non-emergency conditions like allergies and infections, abrasions and bruises, colds and flu, and sprains and pains.
If you are experiencing life threatening symptoms, please go immediately to the FMCH Emergency Department to receive promp care.
If you're unsure about where to go for medical care, take a moment to review our symptom lists below. For an emergecy, dial 911.
My Care Walk-in Clinic Services
Asthma (mild shortness of breath)
Back and neck pain / body aches
Cold and flu-like symptoms
Diarrhea (without dehydration)
Fever under 103 degrees
Food poisoning (suspected)
Minor eye injuries
Nausea / vomiting (without dehydration)
Sore throat (onset less than 2 weeks)
Return to work / school release (for acute minor illness only)
Sexual transmitted disease suspected exposure
Sports physical (NOT school physical)
Sprains / strains
Suture removal (simple, less than 15 stitches)
Urination that is painful or bloody
FMCH Emergency Room Services
Abnormal pain (severe)
Asthma with significant or severe shortness of breath
Broken bone with deformity
Car accident victims
Chest pain (severe)
Concussion or any loss of consciousness
Dehydration requring IV fluids
Elderly patients with complex medical needs
Fever in child under 3 months old
Foreign object in eye
Heart attack (suspected)
Inability to walk due to injury
Patient with post-op related problem
Patients in police custody
Postpartum pelvic pain
Pregnant patients with abdominal pain
Shortness of breath (of unknown origin)
Spinal injury/ trauma