Sports Injuries

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...

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...

Are you training for a biathlon, the combination of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting? If so, you might want to keep Mend Clinic’s address saved in your phone. Winter sports can be exceptionally dangerous, from a hard tumble ice skating to getting a little too aggressive in the hockey rink. In Oregon, winter sports fans wait all year for Mt....

If you find yourself Googling “urgent care near me,” two things are certain: You’ve got a semi-serious owie going on, and you’re pretty savvy. Mend Clinic is the “urgent care near me” you’re looking for in Salem. As an ER alternative, Mend Clinic treats a wide range of issues from lacerations and cuts to broken bones. If you can’t see...

“Urgent care clinic near me” is, unfortunately, a common search query this time of year (Google sees plenty of it). Just how close is Mend Clinic to your go-to destinations in Salem? A lot closer than you think. Located at 2936 Commercial Street in southeast Salem, it’s very close to government agencies and downtown business. Plus, with ample parking, you...

Some of the winter activities in Oregon are risky—one wrong move or accident and you can find yourself spending the holiday in recovery. Mend Clinic in Salem, OR sees an increase in injuries, particularly orthopedic ones, this time of year. If you do get hurt at Mt. Hood Skibowl, Timberline Lodge, or another favorite winter sports area, seeing an orthopedic...