Construction begins on urgent care clinic at College and Sycamore

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A new urgent care clinic should be open at the corner of College Avenue and Sycamore Street in early 2019.

Construction on the new facility began shortly after the demolition of the existing building that was home to several businesses, including My Pleasure, also known as The Dome.

The plan is to move the next-door MediServe Walk-In Clinic into the new building and change the name to MANA Urgent Care.

Demolition of the building that was once home to My Pleasure, also known as The Dome.

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“Our urgent care services and staff will be the same, but our name will change when we move into the new facility in January,” said Dr. Sam Cooke, in a statement.

Cooke and partners Cody Smith, Thomas Harris and Zachary Guynn are physicians and owners at the practice which operates a second location at 118 N. Salem Street in Fayetteville.

“We have outgrown the little house on the hill, but love being in central Fayetteville,” Cooke said. “When this opportunity came along, it was an easy decision.”

The new 3,887-square-foot clinic will have a large lobby, spacious exam rooms, and will be equipped with x-ray capabilities, an on-site lab, and a new electronic health record system connected to the MANA network of primary care and specialist providers.

The facility will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.

The clinic first opened at 117 E. Sycamore St. in the early 80s as MediQuick. In 2000, the physicians joined MANA and changed the name to MediServe Walk-in Clinic.

MANA was established in 1999 with four locations. The network has since grown to include 22 clinics with 106 physicians and providers across the region.

MANA Urgent Care rendering

Key Architecture, Inc. designed the new urgent care clinic, and Milestone Construction is the contractor.