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Alabama hospital opening permanent drive-thru clinic

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East Alabama is getting a permanent drive-thru clinic thanks to a local hospital. 

Elmore Community Hospital in Wetumpka will open the clinic on Tuesday and will operate from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. five days a week. Spokesperson Heidi Smith said the clinic is meant to help COVID-19 patients and other nearby clinics that are overwhlemed. 

Patients wanting to visit the clinic must sign up in advance to schedule a time to come.

Ivy Creek Healthcare will supervise the clinic.

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