-- For nearly 25 years, Story Medical has proudly offered primary care services from its clinic just off Main Street in Maxwell. In the coming months, Story Medical is redoubling its commitment to the community by expanding and remodeling the clinic space and providing care five days a week.
Michelle Jans, PA-C, who has served as a provider in the Emergency Department at Story Medical since 2011 will staff the clinic Monday through Friday. Michelle, who is a resident of Maxwell, is excited about the opportunity to expand access to care in the community.
"Offering complete care close to home in communities like Maxwell is important," Jans says. "For many of our rural residents, especially those with limited means, it is not practical to travel long distances to receive care. As a result, many of them go without which often leads to a cascading number of health issues that could have been effectively managed had they sought care earlier. I cannot wait to get started. The people of Maxwell, Collins and the surrounding towns are my neighbors and I look forward to serving them."
Last year, Story Medical purchased the building the clinic is located in, allowing for the expansion planning to begin. In addition to adding space for exam rooms and treatment, the project will cosmetically update the facility.
"We are proud to be making a significant investment in the health of Story County’s rural communities.” says CEO Nate Thompson. "We are committed to increasing access to care and we are confident Michelle is the perfect provider to oversee the growth of services in Maxwell."
The planning and design of the renovation project is underway. Jans will begin seeing patients at the clinic on August 10. The clinic, which has been open three days a week, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 to 11 a.m. on Fridays. Jans will offer an array of primary care services for patients of all ages including well child checks, immunizations, care for acute illness and injuries, annual checkups and more.
For more information about the Maxwell Clinic, visit StoryMedical.org/Maxwell.