Upstairs clinics remain open at Black Hills Urgent Care building

Black Hills Urgent Care has closed services at its Spearfish location; however upstairs clinics remain open. Pioneer file photo

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SPEARFISH — Although Black Hills Urgent Care has closed its urgent care services in Spearfish, the two specialty clinics remain open.

Located at the intersection of North Main and Michigan streets, the facility opened in September 2016. A sign inside the building, which also houses Black Hills Orthopedic and Spine Center, as well as The Medical Center of Spearfish, reads, “ATTENTION: As of January 1, 2022 Black Hills Urgent Care is no longer located in this building.”

Both the Black Hills Orthopedic and Spine Center, as well as The Medical Center of Spearfish remain open for patients.

Owned by Black Hills Surgical Hospital, a partially physician-owned company in Rapid City, the urgent care was hit with staffing issues in 2021 at stopped walk-in urgent care services.

Jonathan Michaels, the director of human resources and marketing, said prolonged staffing shortages prompted the walk-in urgent care clinic to close.

He said the clinic should be staffed by two providers and about 15 total staff members. But as numbers dwindled, so did the number of staff applications.

“In the past, we had the pick of who we wanted to hire,” Michaels said. “Now, the applications are pretty slim.”

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