Lacerations, also known as cuts, are common reasons patients walk into the Mend Clinic. While many lacerations are relatively mild and might heal on their own, it’s always a good idea to seek medical attention—after all, a laceration means your body is at risk of infection. Once an infection has set in, it can quickly become serious. It’s not always...

The shoulder is one of the most complex and mobile joints of the body. Mend Clinic specializes in orthopedics, with orthopedic specialists on site, and it’s no surprise that shoulder injuries are one of the biggest complaints that walk-ins to Mend have. We depend on our shoulder for a lot, from helping us walk to being paramount for a number...

Mend Clinic is Salem’s ER alternative. We’re halfway between seeing your regular physician and an emergency room visit. Urgent care clinics are often misunderstood, and some people aren’t sure exactly when they should go to urgent care. A lot of people are also surprised by the array of technologies and medical care available at Mend Clinic. For instance, did you...

Hand and wrist pain is one of the most common complaints patients have when they come to Mend Clinic. That’s no surprise, considering the hand has 27 bones and 34 muscles. The skin on the hand is also some of the thinnest on the body, making hand lacerations more painful and common. There is a myriad of accidents that can...

Oregonians are automating everything in their home, and garage door automation is a priority for many. However, with a change to garage doors comes the risk of more garage door accidents, an unfortunate trend seen at Mend Clinic. Impulse Research Survey revealed that 55 percent of Americans spend 90 minutes per week in their garage for hobbies and Moen discovered...

What’s the difference between a freestanding emergency department (FSED), emergency room (ER), and urgent care? Quite a lot of money according to a study in the Journal of Emergency Medicine—and that comes as no surprise to the Mend Clinic team. Most patients are familiar with the ER, but an FSED is an emergency department not attached to a hospital. They...

Whether you’re a native Oregonian or a transplant (we won’t tell), there’s a good chance one of the reasons you love Oregon is for the year-round sports. Mend Clinic treats a lot of sports injuries, and the team hears a lot of stories. Some of the best stories (or worst, depending on which side of the storytelling you’re on) stems...

Why deal with the hassle of scheduling an appointment with your general physician when urgent care can meet your needs faster—and for a fee often not much higher? Going to urgent care clinics instead of seeing a GP is a trend Mend Clinic has noticed since opening their doors, and now it’s being backed up by research. According to the...

If you’re Googling “urgent care near me,” you want a clinic that’s open right now and accepts your health insurance. Mend Clinic is open seven days per week and accepts a wide range of insurance including the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), Medicare, and Medicaid. In fact, if you do Google this popular query, you’ll find that the most common auto-fills...

If you’ve been to the ER recently, it may have seemed like there’s a huge spike in lines—and there is, which is why urgent care clinics are so vital. Mend Clinic is Salem’s urgent care clinic offering faster service at a lower cost compared to the local ER. The flu is also driving thousands to the ER, making the lines...