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St. Peter's Health in Helena opened an orthopedic urgent care clinic Monday to treat walk-in patients.

Brian Lee, vice president of operations for St. Peter's Health Medical Group, said the new clinic is part of a larger plan.

"For several years now, we've been ultra-focused on improving access to care across all our service lines," Lee said.

The clinic will provide both evaluation and treatment for injuries and issues as various as broken bones, strains, sprains, infection concerns and sports injuries.

"First and foremost, we treat sprains, strains, slips and falls, the types of injuries seen in traditional urgent care," Lee said. 

Two physicians and four advanced practice providers are already working in the clinic, with an orthopedic surgeon and a physician's assistant slated to come aboard in the summer of 2019.

Stormy Lantz, nurse and director of specialty care services, said the clinic will see a wide range of people.

"Toddlers with small injuries, every age," Lantz said. "If you're out mountain biking and have an incident, we can bring you in to take an X-ray."

The clinic will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 2550 Broadway Ave.

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Crime and health reporter for the Helena Independent Record.

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