November 13, 2017 Written by Lynsey Wilson

Locally owned Well-Key Urgent Care kicks-off their first annual Community Impact Awards by taking nominations for non-profits in Blount, Knox, and Sevier Counties now through November 30. One non-profit organization will be chosen for each region. These organizations will be announced on December 6, and a Facebook campaign will follow with financial contribution amounts given in early January.

Well-Key Urgent Care, formerly known as Smoky Mountain Urgent Care, opened their doors to the people of Sevier County in 2010. The founding partners, Dr. Michael Rothwell and Dr. Robin Huskey, saw an unmet need in the Sevierville community for high quality, cost efficient urgent care and set out to meet that need. As the clinic grew, they realized the same need remained unmet in other communities within East Tennessee. For the last four years, it has been the goal of Well-Key to offer urgent care to the Blount County community, and just this year they have achieved that goal with the opening of Well-Key Maryville. “We aren’t a faceless, nameless corporation,” Rothwell said. “We live here, we work here, and the people that we serve are our friends and neighbors.”

While Well-Key has always been active and supportive in the communities they serve, this year is particularly exciting for Well-Key, as they have chosen a new project in efforts to continue that give back with the first annual Well-Key Community Impact Awards. Through November 30, the people of Blount, Knox, and Sevier Counties are given the opportunity to nominate a non-profit organization that is most important to them by filling out a simple form found at WellKeyHealth.com/community-impact-awards/. The nominations will be narrowed down to one non-profit for each region, and a Facebook “likes” campaign will begin in early December. Users can vote by liking the Well-Key Facebook page for the region in which the non-profit is found. Contribution amounts will be announced and awarded in early January 2018.

Well-Key Urgent Care centers are locations in Knoxville, Maryville, and Sevierville. All locations of Well-Key offer patients a walk-in clinic, no appointment necessary that can address about 70% of injuries, illnesses, and other non-emergent medical needs that might be seen in a primary care physician office or local emergency department. Well-Key sees patients from six months and older, from the flu to minor fractures. They also offer worker’s comp and other occupational health services including pre-hire drug screenings, and are open 7 days a week from 8AM to 8PM. Drs. Rothwell and Huskey, along with the entire Well-Key family, take pride in providing the best possible care to their patients. To learn more, visit WellKeyHealth.com.