Competition for urgent care heats up

Northfield Allina Clinic It’s taken a year or so but the Northfield Allina Clinic is evidently feeling the competition from Northfield Urgent Care (NUC)which opened up about a year ago (blogged here).

Allina now has a big banner hanging above its main entrance that reads “Walk-ins welcome.”  Also, I’m not sure when it changed hours but it’s now open till 8 pm on weekdays, same as NUC.  Both are open Saturdays but only NUC is open Sundays.


  1. Kathie Galotti said:

    Yay, capitalism.

    April 4, 2010
  2. Steve Lawler said:

    I’ve been catching up on your blog, Griff, and I noticed this post. You may be surprised to know that the Allina Medical Clinic – Northfield has been open Saturdays and weekday evenings (Mon-Th til 8, Fri til 7) for at least as long as I’ve been working here, these past 12 years. You’ll also be pleased to hear that Allina does not spend health care dollars on advertising its clinics, which I deem to be a good thing, though it may explain why you didn’t know about our extended hours.

    April 17, 2010

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