Urgent care clinics across Johnson County roll back hours due to staffing shortages amid pandemic

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Some urgent care clinics across Johnson County have had to reduce their hours to cope with a lack of staff and a high demand from patients, leaving patients with health care needs scrambling on weekends or weekday nights. Filed image.

When Maggie Luttrell realized late one Saturday that her child had come down with pink eye, her first plan of action was to find an urgent care clinic in hopes of getting the issue addressed in order to limit spread to her other family members.

The issue? Luttrell said she could not find an urgent care open in the Overland Park area.