A small office space is feeling big returns after its first 18 months serving the McPherson community.

A small office space is feeling big returns after its first 18 months serving the McPherson community.

The Partners in Family Care McPherson location, on the northeast side of the McPherson College campus, is expanding its hours.

“We’ve been very busy so we definitely see the need for extending those hours to get more patients in,” said Ashlee Pauls, physician assistant.-certified, the McPherson branch’s primary care provider. “It’s not a location that people drive by all the time, but in the last 6 months, it’s really taken off.”

The clinic is located in Harter Hall, 400 N. Lehmer St. in McPherson. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday.

“If this does well, then we’ll continue to expand or bring in another provider each day, and extend our services to other options in the future,” Pauls explained. “A lot of clinics are pretty full with normal clientele, and we accept new patients and all insurances. We see anything from new babies to geriatrics, and we’ll take walk-ins or regularly scheduled well exams.”

The clinic opened in 2014 to serve McPherson College students, then opened up services to the community in early 2015. Pauls, a McPherson college alum, is the primary medical provider, with other members of the Partners in Family Care team stepping in as needed.

The McPherson location is the fourth site from the Moundridge-based provider. The clinics have a staff of six physicians and four physician’s assistants that cover locations in Hesston, Inman, Moundridge and McPherson.

“I think the major benefits to having several providers is that we can all take care of each other’s patients,” Pauls explained. “You may not see the same person each time, but your health history is in one place and your medications are managed by the same group, so we keep consistency and there’s not a lot of errors from moving from place to place.”

For more information, visit http://www.partnersinfamilycare.com/ or call the clinic at 620-242-0404 to schedule an appointment.