The locally owned and operated clinic will be in business as early as August, pending the city permitting process. It will be open 12 hours per day, 7 days a week, as a convenient option for local residents who may not be able to get into their physician's office. Some of the services that will be provided include stitches, X-rays, limited lab services, and cold and flu treatment.
"It's just a great place for us to provide medical care for the people of Comal [County] and Guadalupe County," said Heather Bushnell, a registered nurse who is a business partner in the project. She is opening the clinic as a joint venture with her husband, David, a nurse practitioner, and Dr. Julia Kellcy and her husband, Tim.
Kellcy has practiced medicine in the New Braunfels area for more than two decades and noticed a need for medical services along Hwy. 46 where more rooftops are emerging.
Prior to opening Clear Springs Urgent Care, the business partners will renovate an existing home on the property where David Bushnell said there is room to expand.
"We are trying to see what else health care-related we could do in that area," he said.
The Bushnells have been New Braunfels residents for the past 21 years.
"It's been a beautiful place to raise our children and we’ve just received so many blessings from the growth, and now we’re looking forward to giving back to our community," Heather Bushnell said.